Justin B Stoler

Associate Professor

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Dr. Stoler's research explores the geographic patterns of urban health disparities and environmental influences on social and behavioral epidemiology. He holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences, and is an affiliate of the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy. Dr. Stoler enjoys field work and has worked in several countries—including a decade of experience in Accra, Ghana—exploring links between neighborhood structure, geodemographics, the environment, communicable diseases, and water insecurity. Dr. Stoler employs a variety of spatial modeling techniques in his work, often integrating quantitative and qualitative methods, and co-directs the Health Geographics Lab, which provides research opportunities to students at all levels. His courses blend GIS and geographic frameworks with contemporary population, environmental, and global health issues, and Dr. Stoler directs the interdiciplinary minor in Social Science & Medicine.

Active Funding

2018-2023, Research Coordination Network: Building a Community of Practice for Household Water Insecurity (HWISE) Research, National Science Foundation, Geography and Spatial Sciences, PI Wendy Jepson (Texas A&M) with Co-PIs Justin Stoler (Miami), Amber Wutich (Arizona State), and Sera Young (Northwestern); Award BCS-1759972, $499,707. The RCN supports conceptual advances in the study of household water provision and water insecurity in relation to broader social and environmental challenges.