Department of Geography
Jennifer at the
Great Wall of China
I am interested in population-environment interactions as they relate to water quality and human health. My dissertation draws upon a disease ecology framework and focuses on birth defects and maternal exposure to contaminants via drinking water. My other research with the Spatial Health Research Group has investigated the role of drinking water in childhood diarrheal disease.
M.A., International Environmental Policy, Monterey Institute of International Studies, 2002
B.A., French Studies, Lewis & Clark College, 1998
NICHD Population Research Traineeship, Carolina Population Center 2012-2013
Chancellor’s Fellowship, University of North Carolina, 2009-2014
Carolina Population Center Predoctoral Traineeship 2011-2012
NSF IGERT Predoctoral Traineeship, Carolina Population Center, 2009-2011
Winston J, Escamilla V, Perez-Heydrich C, Carrel M, Yunus M, Streatfield PK, Emch M. (2013) "Deep tubewells provide protection against childhood diarrhea in Matlab, Bangladesh." American Journal of Public Health.
Winston J, Emch M. In press. "Medical Geography." In: Oxford Bibliographies Online: Geography. Ed. Barney Warf. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Carrel, M; Escamilla, V; Messina, J; Giebultowicz, S; Winston, J; Yunus, M; Streatfield, PK, Emch, M. (2011) Increased tubewell density decreased diarrheal disease risk in rural Matlab, Bangladesh: A zero-inflated and geographically weighted analysis. International Journal of Health Geographics.10:41. view PDF
Publications in Review
Winston, J; Meyer, R; Emch M. "A geographic analysis of hypospadias births in North Carolina." Submitted to Health and Place