Christopher K Uejio
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Research Applications Laboratory
PO Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000
Chris Uejio is a post-doctoral fellow with a position funded jointly by the National Center for Environmental Health, a center within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Research Applications Laboratory at UCAR's National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Uejio's research examines how the physical environment influences human health and well-being. Many important global and domestic health problems are sensitive to environmental processes. For example, seven of the top ten global causes of death, illness, and disability are related to the environment. Domestically, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concluded that greenhouse gases threaten public health and should be regulated. Much of Dr. Uejio's work probes the underappreciated environmental drivers of health problems. For example, his recent work suggests that inadequately treated drinking water continues to cause childhood illness in many US communities. Similarly, his earlier work tied South African West Nile virus outbreaks to year-to-year changes in summer rainfall. Due to the complex nature of human health, Dr. Uejio works collaboratively with researchers and practitioners from social, behavioral, public health, medical, ecological, microbiological, and engineering fields. Dr. Uejio has degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles (BA with honors in geography and BS in atmospheric science), the University of Arizona (MA in geography), and the University of Wisconsin at Madison (PhD in environmental studies).