Department of Environmental Sciences
Dr. Julie Clennon is an eco-epidemiologist with research and teaching interests focus on the spatial ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases. She works extensively with geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, spatial statistics (especially cluster detection) and landscape modeling. Her research is ultimately aimed at determining sustainable prevention and control measures. She has 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. She, also, has experience working on issues related to urban areas such as novel infections within disadvantaged populations and adverse birth outcomes associated with industrial installations. Her current research focus is the spatial and temporal patterns of COVID-19 within the State of Georgia and the City of Salvador, Brazil. Other interests include applications of remote sensing to wildlife conservation (especially sea turtles) and the study of zoonotic diseases.
Dr. Clennon currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Natural Resource Management, Health & the Environment, Medical Entomology, and Spatial Analysis for Disease Ecology. In the past she taught graduate courses on Geographic Information Systems and Geographic Information Systems for Public Health.
Dr. Clennon has a joint appointment with the Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health, and am a Core Investigator in the Center for Global Safe Water and Sanitation. Additionally, she is teaching faculty for the Master’s in Development Practice Program.