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Julie ClennonSenior Lecturer

Education

  • PhD, Veterinary Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MSc, Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • BSc, Anthropology, Northern Illinois University

Research

I am an eco-epidemiologist with research and teaching interests focused on the spatial ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases.   I work extensively with geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, spatial statistics (especially cluster detection) and landscape modeling.  My research is ultimately aimed at determining sustainable prevention and control measures.  I have worked on a variety of research projects examining the spatial and ecological associations of tropical diseases (e.g., schistosomiasis, malaria, Buruli ulcer, leprosy, Chikungunya, dengue) with environmental factors.  I, also, have experience working on issues related to urban areas such as novel infections within disadvantaged populations and adverse birth outcomes associated with industrial installations.  My current research focuses on the applications of remote sensing to examining the intersection of human health and disease with wildlife conservation.

I currently teach undergraduate and graduate courses on Environmental Epidemiology, Quantitative Methods for Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Health & Environmental Change, Vector Ecology & Control, and Spatial Analysis for Disease Ecology. In the past, I have taught graduate courses on Geographic Information Systems and Geographic Information Systems for Public Health.