Christopher hoover

Chris Hoover, Assistant specialist, uses geospatial methods, statistical analysis, and mathematical modeling to understand the dynamics of infectious disease transmission in relation to environmental forcing. Prior to joining EHS at Berkeley, he conducted research as part of his MPH graduate program at Emory University on the effect of avian community ecology on West Nile virus transmission. His current research examines the impact of agrochemical use on schistosomiasis transmission in West Africa -- he is using mathematical and statistical modeling to analyze and compare the range of human health, economic, and environmental consequences of coincident biological and chemical contamination of water. He is also engaged in the analysis of "big" surveillance and environmental data to identify drivers of disease in developing countries undergoing social and environmental change.