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Justin Stoler, PhD, MPH, CPH

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Justin  Stoler, PhD, MPH, CPH


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  • English


  • Affiliate, Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy
  • Assistant Professor of Geography and Regional Studies
  • Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Urban Health Disparities
  • Geospatial Modeling
  • Social Epidemiology
  • Global Environmental Health
  • Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) 
  • Vector-Borne Diseases


2012 Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara
2008 M.P.H.
San Diego State University
2007 M.S.
San Diego State University
1997 B.S., B.A.
Binghamton University



Dr. Justin Stoler is a global health geographer and Assistant Professor of Geography and Regional Studies, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences. He co-directs the Health Geographics Lab, and serves on the Faculty Advisory Committee for the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. His research uses epidemiological and geospatial methods to explore the geographic patterns of urban health disparities, particularly in the developing world, and environmental influences on social and behavioral epidemiology. Dr. Stoler uses spatial modeling techniques and mixed methods to integrate data sources such as household surveys, GIS layers of municipal infrastructure, and satellite imagery, and has conducted field work in multiple countries. Dr. Stoler has worked in Accra, Ghana, for a decade exploring links between neighborhoods, the environment, and infectious diseases, and co-edited the book Spatial Inequalities: Health, Poverty, and Place in Accra, Ghana. His current research in Ghana focuses on: (1) improving clinical diagnostics for acute febrile illnesses that are often misdiagnosed as malaria; and (2) the social and health effects of the private-sector’s rapidly growing packaged drinking water industry. Closer to home, Dr. Stoler collaborates on studies of intimate partner violence and gun violence in Miami-Dade County. Dr. Stoler, a former management consultant, has worked on multiple National Institutes of Health funded projects and served as a referee for over 20 multidisciplinary academic journals. His courses integrate geospatial frameworks with contemporary population, environmental, and global health issues, and he directs the undergraduate Minor in Social Science & Medicine