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Applied Climate for Environment & Society (ACES) Laboratory

Unfortunately, at this time I am unable to take on new students or postdocs -- my administrative commitments as Provost mean that I do not have sufficient time or flexibility to provide the appropriate level of mentoring.

Research Group and Advisees

Current
  • Mona Arora
      PhD: (Geography) Malaria, climate, tropical disease & public health
Alumni (approximately reverse chronology, including job placement and/or current affiliation)
  • Mindy Butterworth (Asst. Prof., Willamette University)
      PhD:
    (Geography) Climate and disease, dengue fever, health & environment
  • Sonia Sen (Health Tech Masters, Cornell University)
      BS: 
    (Honors Program: Computer Science, Geography, Spanish) Climate-health, mosquito modeling
  • Cory Morin (NASA Postdoctoral Program, Marshall Space Flight Center)
      UA Research Associate/Postdoc (2014): Complex simulation modeling of vector-borne disease systems
      PhD: 
    (Geography, 2012) CLIMAS Dynamic climate-mosquito population modeling
      MA: 
    (Geography, 2008) CLIMAS Climate and mosquito-borne disease modeling
  • Stephen Delgado (Senior Country Manager, U.S. Agency for International Development/USAID, Demographic & Health Surveys program)
      PhD: (Geography, 2013) Human-ecosystem health, Latin America, Chagas disease
  • Casey Thornbrugh (Director of Natural Resources, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe)
      PhD: (Geography, 2013) Western and Native American climate science and education
      MA: (Geography, 2007) CLIMAS Drought impacts on Navajo/Hopi communities & lands
  • Heidi Brown (Asst. Prof., Public Health, University of Arizona)
      UA Postdoc/Research Associate: (2013) West Nile virus, bluetongue, plague and climate
     
    Postdoc: Oxford & CDC
      PhD: (Yale, 2007)

  • Stephen Bieda (Science Operations Officer, Nat'l Weather Service, Amarillo)
      PhD: (Arid Lands
    , 2012): North American monsoon, thunderstorms and flooding
  • James Tamerius (Asst. Prof., Univ. of Iowa)
      Postdoc: Columbia University
      PhD:
    (Geography, 2011) Influenza seasonality, climate and health, valley fever
      MA: 
    (Geography, 2007) CLIMAS Sub-regional climate variability
  • Beth Karasz (K12 Teacher, Colorado Springs)
      MS: (Natural Science, 2011): Science teaching, mosquito development and climate factors
  • Mary Glueck (Science Education, BASIS Tucson)
      
    Research Associate/postdoc: WestMap climate mapping, valley fever, climate variability
      PhD (Alaska-Fairbanks), Postdoc (Univ. of Arizona)
  • Erika Wise (Asst. Prof., Univ. of North Carolina)
     
    PhD: (Geography, 2009) Western climate variability, streamflow & tree-rings
      MA: (Geography, 2004) CLIMAS Climate & air quality trends
  • Jenna McPhee Myers (NOAA Climate Services, previously Nat'l Weather Service, Western Region HQ)
     
    MA: (Geography, 2007) CLIMAS Climate, drought, downscaling of seasonal climate forecasts
  • Rick Brandt (Technical Editor, American Meteorological Society)
      PhD:
    (Geography, 2006) North American monsoon climate and wildfire
  • Chris Uejio (Asst. Prof., Florida State University)
      Postdoc: NCAR
      PhD: University of Wisconsin
      MA: 
    (Geography, 2006) CLIMAS Climate & mosquitoes, West Nile virus
  • Joe Abraham (Sustainability Institute Director at Willamette University, previously at UA and EPA)
      PhD: (Geography, 2006) NASA Space Grant Fellow, drought policy, vulnerability and spatial analysis
      MA: 
    (Geography, 2001) EPA Real-time air quality mapping (http://www.airinfonow.org/)
  • Claire Kleese
      BA:
    (Geography) Urban heat islands
  • Cindy Sorrensen (Asst. Prof., Texas Tech)
      Postdoc/Asst. Research Social Scientist
    : HERO & human dimensions of global change
      PhD (Ohio State)
  • Paula Decker (UA Geog PhD, UA Lecturer)
      MA: 
    (Geography, 2005) HERO Social vulnerability to climate change and variability
  • Brenda Bonanno Hart (GIS analyst, Tucson)
      MA: 
    (Geography, 2005) Valley fever, health and environment
  • Mike Crimmins (Assoc. Prof. & Climate Extension Specialist, University of Arizona)
      PhD: 
    (Geography, 2004) NASA Space Grant Fellow, wildfire climatology & WALTER
  • David Brown (NOAA Climate Services, previously Asst. Prof., LSU & Univ. of New Hampshire)
      PhD: (Geography, 2004) Western US climate variability and impacts
      MA: (Geography, 2001) CLIMAS Fine-scale climate mapping
  • Korine Kolivras (Assoc. Prof., Virginia Tech)
     
    PhD: (Geography, 2004) NASA Space Grant Fellow, climate & dengue fever
      MA:  (Geography, 2000) CLIMAS Valley Fever and Climate
  • Jeannette Dooley (fieldwork in China)
      BA:
    NASA Space Grant intern, climate and health
  • Tamara Wilson (co-advised with J. Betancourt)
      
    MA: (Geography) Baja California climate, CLIMAS, Desert Lab
  • Lucas Murray (commercial GIS)
      BA: 
     (Geography) HERO REU in GIS, air quality & climate, and NASA Space Grant intern
  • Sean Helfrich (Natl. Ice Center)
      PhD student: 
     (Geography) Snow climatology
  • Zbigniew Ustrnul (Visiting Fulbright Scholar 2001-02)
      Assoc. Prof., Polish Institute of Meteorology and Water Mgmt.
      Syn
    optic climatology & climate variability
  • Susan Kliman (Klimatic Architectural Design)
     
    PhD: (Arid Lands, 2001) Urban microclimate/architecture and vegetation
  • Jonathan Cox (UA postdoc, previously Yale medical school)
      BA:
     (Geography) NASA Space Grant intern
  • Andreas Kuebler
      V
    isiting graduate scholar (Geography) Synoptic climatology, ozone & asthma
  • Tereza Cavazos (Level II Researcher, Physical Oceanography, CICESE)
     
    Postdoc/Lecturer:  CLIMAS Southwest climate variability
      PhD (Penn State), Postdoc (Univ. of Cape Town)
  • Lucas Watanabe
      BA: 
    NASA Space Grant intern
  • Jeremy Diem (Assoc. Prof., Georgia State U)
      Postdoc:
    HERO
      PhD: (Geography, 2000)  SMOGMAP air quality mapping
      MA: 
    (Geography, 1997) Carbon monoxide forecasting
  • Seumas Rogan (Epidemiology Ph.D.)
      MA:
     (Geography, 1999) Medical geography, heavy metals
  • Maria Rodriguez (The Nature Conservancy)
      BA: 
     (Geography) NASA Space Grant intern
  • Kurt Angersbach (Westernlabs)
      MA:
     (Geography, 2000) CLIMAS urban water and climate
  • Gregory Packin (NGA)
      MA:
     (Geography, 2000) Southwest climate
  • Brian Decker
      BA: 
    NASA Space Grant intern
  • David Guiliano (EPA Region 9)
      MA:
     (Geography, 1996?) Western USA climate, air quality
  • David Adams (Atmos Sci Ph.D., then Scripps Postdoc, then Brazil, and now UNAM)
      MA:
     (Geography, 1995) Monsoon climatology
  • Rex Hansen (ESRI)
      MA:
     (Geography, 1995) Geostatistics and pollen dispersal
  • Tracey Gutheim (PAG, then GIS consulting)
      MA:
     (Geography, 1995) Air quality trend modeling