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Associate Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

Justin Remais is Associate Professor and Chair of the Division of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. An engineer by training, Prof. Remais’ research uses statistical, mathematical, and computational approaches to study the impact of environmental change on the dynamics of infectious disease transmission. He leads a cluster of studies examining the spread of West Nile Virus, TB, leptospirosis, schistosomiasis, coccidioidomycosis, and enteric infections as they respond to rapid urbanization, industrialization, migration, changes in water resources, and a changing and more variable climate, among other factors. Current projects led by Prof. Remais’ group involves the development of methods for estimating the distribution and spread of diseases as significant societal and environmental changes unfold, including current collaborative projects in California, China, Ecuador, and Senegal. Prof. Remais received his MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor, Head of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley