Christopher Hoover
Chris Hoover

Epidemiologist/Infectious Disease Modeler




Chris is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation at UCSF. He is interested in modeling neglected tropical diseases, particularly schistosomiasis and trachoma, in elimination settings. His previous work in this field has focused on identifying potential sources of resilience to elimination and developing strategies to overcome them. Chris is also interested in agent-based modeling, particularly of COVID19, both on a population level and in healthcare settings.

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Research/Topics of Interest

Agent-based models
Apply models to public health
Climate/environmental drivers
Compartmental models
New methods development
Public health application of models
Public health policy/interventions
Science communication
Social determinants of health
NTD Elimination Dynamics
Stochastic Models

Pathogens/Diseases of Main Interest/Expertise

Neglected tropical diseases
Vector-borne diseases

Countries of Work/Collaboration

United States



Blumberg S, Lu P, Kwan AT, Hoover CM, Lloyd-Smith JO, Sears D, Bertozzi SM, Worden L. (2022). Modeling scenarios for mitigating outbreaks in congregate settings. PLoS computational biology, 18(7)

Hoover CM, Sokolow SH, Kemp J, Sanchirico JN, Lund AJ, Jones IJ, Higginson T, Riveau G, Savaya A, Coyle S, Wood CL, Micheli F, Casagrandi R, Mari L, Gatto M, Rinaldo A, Perez-Saez J, Rohr JR, Sagi A, Remais JV, De Leo GA. (2020). Modelled effects of prawn aquaculture on poverty alleviation and schistosomiasis control. Nature sustainability, 2(7)

Hoover CM, Rumschlag SL, Strgar L, Arakala A, Gambhir M, de Leo GA, Sokolow SH, Rohr JR, Remais JV. (2020). Effects of agrochemical pollution on schistosomiasis transmission: a systematic review and modelling analysis. The Lancet. Planetary health, 4(7)

Cucchi K, Liu R, Collender PA, Cheng Q, Li C, Hoover CM, Chang HH, Liang S, Yang C, Remais JV. (2019). Hydroclimatic drivers of highly seasonal leptospirosis incidence suggest prominent soil reservoir of pathogenic Leptospira spp. in rural western China. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 13(12)

Halstead NT, Hoover CM, Arakala A, Civitello DJ, De Leo GA, Gambhir M, Johnson SA, Jouanard N, Loerns KA, McMahon TA, Ndione RA, Nguyen K, Raffel TR, Remais JV, Riveau G, Sokolow SH, Rohr JR. (2018). Agrochemicals increase risk of human schistosomiasis by supporting higher densities of intermediate hosts. Nature communications, 9(1)

Arakala A, Hoover CM, Marshall JM, Sokolow SH, De Leo GA, Rohr JR, Remais JV, Gambhir M. (2018). Estimating the elimination feasibility in the 'end game' of control efforts for parasites subjected to regular mass drug administration: Methods and their application to schistosomiasis. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 12(11)

Eisenhauer IF, Hoover CM, Remais JV, Monaghan A, Celada M, Carlton EJ. (2016). Estimating the Risk of Domestic Water Source Contamination Following Precipitation Events. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 94(6)

Head JR, Chang H, Li Q, Hoover CM, Wilke T, Clewing C, Carlton EJ, Liang S, Lu D, Zhong B, Remais JV. (2016). Genetic Evidence of Contemporary Dispersal of the Intermediate Snail Host of Schistosoma japonicum: Movement of an NTD Host Is Facilitated by Land Use and Landscape Connectivity. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 10(12)

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