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Max Jacobo Moreno-Madriñán

Boswell Distinguished Professor of Global Health, DePauw University

Dr. Max Jacobo Moreno-Madriñán has the Boswell Distinguished Professor position at the Global Health Program at DePauw University. In his home country of Colombia, Dr. Moreno received his bachelor's degree in Zootechnics from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and his master's degree in Environmental Management for Sustainable Development from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Dr. Moreno earned his PhD in Public Health with a concentration in Environmental Health from the University of South Florida School of Public Health in Tampa, Florida, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Before DePauw University, he was an Associate Professor at Indiana University in Indianapolis.
His research aims to understand how climate and human activity influence zoonotic, water-related vector-transmitted diseases and water quality. Funded by the National Pork Board, he conducts a research program assessing the bidirectional risk of transmission between hogs and humans on a typical hog grower unit. In past research, NASA funded him to apply remote sensing and geographical information systems to understand the relationship between surface water quality and land use and the influencing mechanisms of cultural, environmental, and climatic determinants of water-related vector-transmitted diseases. He completed a project funded through the 'IU Research Support Funds Grant (RSFG)' identifying the most critical climatic variables influencing dengue incidence in Colombia. He has published 24 peer-reviewed articles on his research. He has taught more than 70 courses and mentored or supervised 27 students at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral levels.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Science, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis