Justin Remais

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Cheng Q, Collender PA, Heaney AK, McLoughlin A, Yang Y, Zhang Y, Head JR, Dasan R, Liang S, Lv Q, Liu Y, Yang C, Chang HH, Waller LA, Zelner J, Lewnard JA, Remais JV. (2022). Optimizing laboratory-based surveillance networks for monitoring multi-genotype or multi-serotype infections. PLoS computational biology, 18(9)

Zhang Y, Chang HH, Cheng Q, Collender PA, Li T, He J, Remais JV. (2022). A hierarchical model for analyzing multi-site individual-level disease surveillance data from multiple systems. Biometrics

Wagner R, Montoya L, Gao C, Head JR, Remais J, Taylor JW. (2022). The air mycobiome is decoupled from the soil mycobiome in the California San Joaquin Valley. Molecular ecology

Hopkins SR, Lafferty KD, Wood CL, Olson SH, Buck JC, De Leo GA, Fiorella KJ, Fornberg JL, Garchitorena A, Jones IJ, Kuris AM, Kwong LH, LeBoa C, Leon AE, Lund AJ, MacDonald AJ, Metz DCG, Nova N, Peel AJ, Remais JV, Stewart Merrill TE, Wilson M, Bonds MH, Dobson AP, Lopez Carr D, Howard ME, Mandle L, Sokolow SH. (2022). Evidence gaps and diversity among potential win-win solutions for conservation and human infectious disease control. The Lancet. Planetary health, 6(8)

Head JR, Andrejko KL, Remais JV. (2021). Model-based assessment of SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant transmission dynamics within partially vaccinated K-12 school populations. Lancet Regional Health. Americas

Jones IJ, Sokolow SH, Chamberlin AJ, Lund AJ, Jouanard N, Bandagny L, Ndione R, Senghor S, Schacht AM, Riveau G, Hopkins SR, Rohr JR, Remais JV, Lafferty KD, Kuris AM, Wood CL, De Leo G. (2021). Schistosome infection in Senegal is associated with different spatial extents of risk and ecological drivers for Schistosoma haematobium and S. mansoni. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 15(9)

Cheng Q, Trangucci R, Nelson KN, Fu W, Collender PA, Head JR, Hoover CM, Skaff NK, Li T, Li X, You Y, Fang L, Liang S, Yang C, He J, Zelner JL, Remais JV. (2020). Prenatal and early-life exposure to the Great Chinese Famine increased the risk of tuberculosis in adulthood across two generations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Head JR, Andrejko K, Cheng Q, Collender PA, Phillips S, Boser A, Heaney AK, Hoover CM, Wu SL, Northrup GR, Click K, Harrison R, Lewnard JA, Remais JV. (2020). The effect of school closures and reopening strategies on COVID-19 infection dynamics in the San Francisco Bay Area: a cross-sectional survey and modeling analysis. medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences

Skaff NK, Cheng Q, Clemesha RES, Collender PA, Gershunov A, Head JR, Hoover CM, Lettenmaier DP, Rohr JR, Snyder RE, Remais JV. (2020). Thermal thresholds heighten sensitivity of West Nile virus transmission to changing temperatures in coastal California. Proceedings. Biological sciences, 287(1932)

Haggerty CJE, Bakhoum S, Civitello DJ, De Leo GA, Jouanard N, Ndione RA, Remais JV, Riveau G, Senghor S, Sokolow SH, Sow S, Wolfe C, Wood CL, Jones I, Chamberlin AJ, Rohr JR. (2020). Aquatic macrophytes and macroinvertebrate predators affect densities of snail hosts and local production of schistosome cercariae that cause human schistosomiasis. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 14(7)

Cheng Q, Collender PA, Heaney AK, Li X, Dasan R, Li C, Lewnard JA, Zelner JL, Liang S, Chang HH, Waller LA, Lopman BA, Yang C, Remais JV. (2020). The DIOS framework for optimizing infectious disease surveillance: Numerical methods for simulation and multi-objective optimization of surveillance network architectures. PLoS computational biology, 16(12)

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)

Hess JJ, Ranadive N, Boyer C, Aleksandrowicz L, Anenberg SC, Aunan K, Belesova K, Bell ML, Bickersteth S, Bowen K, Burden M, Campbell-Lendrum D, Carlton E, Cissé G, Cohen F, Dai H, Dangour AD, Dasgupta P, Frumkin H, Gong P, Gould RJ, Haines A, Hales S, Hamilton I, Hasegawa T, Hashizume M, Honda Y, Horton DE, Karambelas A, Kim H, Kim SE, Kinney PL, Kone I, Knowlton K, Lelieveld J, Limaye VS, Liu Q, Madaniyazi L, Martinez ME, Mauzerall DL, Milner J, Neville T, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Pachauri S, Perera F, Pineo H, Remais JV, Saari RK, Sampedro J, Scheelbeek P, Schwartz J, Shindell D, Shyamsundar P, Taylor TJ, Tonne C, Van Vuuren D, Wang C, Watts N, West JJ, Wilkinson P, Wood SA, Woodcock J, Woodward A, Xie Y, Zhang Y, Ebi KL. (2020). Guidelines for Modeling and Reporting Health Effects of Climate Change Mitigation Actions. Environmental health perspectives, 128(11)

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)

Li X, Chang HH, Cheng Q, Collender PA, Li T, He J, Waller LA, Lopman BA, Remais JV. (2020). A spatial hierarchical model for integrating and bias-correcting data from passive and active disease surveillance systems. Spatial and spatio-temporal epidemiology, (35)

Levy MC, Collender PA, Carlton EJ, Chang HH, Strickland MJ, Eisenberg JNS, Remais JV. (2019). Spatiotemporal Error in Rainfall Data: Consequences for Epidemiologic Analysis of Waterborne Diseases. American journal of epidemiology, 188(5)

Head JR, Collender PA, Lewnard JA, Skaff NK, Li L, Cheng Q, Baker JM, Li C, Chen D, Ohringer A, Liang S, Yang C, Hubbard A, Lopman B, Remais JV. (2019). Early evidence of inactivated enterovirus 71 vaccine impact against hand, foot, and mouth disease in a major center of ongoing transmission in China, 2011-2018: a longitudinal surveillance study. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Cavicchioli R, Ripple WJ, Timmis KN, Azam F, Bakken LR, Baylis M, Behrenfeld MJ, Boetius A, Boyd PW, Classen AT, Crowther TW, Danovaro R, Foreman CM, Huisman J, Hutchins DA, Jansson JK, Karl DM, Koskella B, Mark Welch DB, Martiny JBH, Moran MA, Orphan VJ, Reay DS, Remais JV, Rich VI, Singh BK, Stein LY, Stewart FJ, Sullivan MB, van Oppen MJH, Weaver SC, Webb EA, Webster NS. (2019). Scientists' warning to humanity: microorganisms and climate change. Nature reviews. Microbiology, 17(9)

Collender PA, Morris C, Glenn-Finer R, Acevedo A, Chang HH, Trostle JA, Eisenberg JNS, Remais JV. (2019). Mass Gatherings and Diarrheal Disease Transmission among Rural Communities in Coastal Ecuador. American journal of epidemiology, 188(8)

Hutchins DA, Jansson JK, Remais JV, Rich VI, Singh BK, Trivedi P. (2019). Climate change microbiology - problems and perspectives. Nature reviews. Microbiology, 17(6)

Cherng ST, Cangemi I, Trostle JA, Remais J, Eisenberg JNS. (2019). Social cohesion and passive adaptation in relation to climate change and disease. Global environmental change : human and policy dimensions, (58)

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)

Yang J, Siri JG, Remais JV, Cheng Q, Zhang H, Chan KKY, Sun Z, Zhao Y, Cong N, Li X, Zhang W, Bai Y, Bi J, Cai W, Chan EYY, Chen W, Fan W, Fu H, He J, Huang H, Ji JS, Jia P, Jiang X, Kwan MP, Li T, Li X, Liang S, Liang X, Liang L, Liu Q, Lu Y, Luo Y, Ma X, Schwartländer B, Shen Z, Shi P, Su J, Wu T, Yang C, Yin Y, Zhang Q, Zhang Y, Zhang Y, Xu B, Gong P. (2018). The Tsinghua-Lancet Commission on Healthy Cities in China: unlocking the power of cities for a healthy China. Lancet, 391(10135)

Kraay ANM, Brouwer AF, Lin N, Collender PA, Remais JV, Eisenberg JNS. (2018). Modeling environmentally mediated rotavirus transmission: The role of temperature and hydrologic factors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(12)

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)

Sokolow SH, Jones IJ, Jocque M, La D, Cords O, Knight A, Lund A, Wood CL, Lafferty KD, Hoover CM, Collender PA, Remais JV, Lopez-Carr D, Fisk J, Kuris AM, De Leo GA. (2017). Nearly 400 million people are at higher risk of schistosomiasis because dams block the migration of snail-eating river prawns. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, 372(1722)

Brouwer AF, Eisenberg MC, Remais JV, Collender PA, Meza R, Eisenberg JN. (2017). Modeling Biphasic Environmental Decay of Pathogens and Implications for Risk Analysis. Environmental science & technology, 51(4)

Jiang B, Liang S, Peng ZR, Cong H, Levy M, Cheng Q, Wang T, Remais JV. (2017). Transport and public health in China: the road to a healthy future. Lancet, 390(10104)

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)

Steele MK, Remais JV, Gambhir M, Glasser JW, Handel A, Parashar UD, Lopman BA. (2016). Targeting pediatric versus elderly populations for norovirus vaccines: a model-based analysis of mass vaccination options. Epidemics, (17)

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)

Collender PA, Cooke OC, Bryant LD, Kjeldsen TR, Remais JV. (2016). Estimating the microbiological risks associated with inland flood events: Bridging theory and models of pathogen transport. Critical reviews in environmental science and technology, 46(23-24)

Collender PA, Kirby AE, Addiss DG, Freeman MC, Remais JV. (2015). Methods for Quantification of Soil-Transmitted Helminths in Environmental Media: Current Techniques and Recent Advances. Trends in parasitology, 31(12)

Lorenz A, Dhingra R, Chang HH, Bisanzio D, Liu Y, Remais JV. (2014). Inter-model comparison of the landscape determinants of vector-borne disease: implications for epidemiological and entomological risk modeling. PLoS One, 9(7)

Moore JL, Remais JV. (2014). Developmental models for estimating ecological responses to environmental variability: structural, parametric, and experimental issues. Acta biotheoretica, 62(1)

Remais JV, Hess JJ, Ebi KL, Markandya A, Balbus JM, Wilkinson P, Haines A, Chalabi Z. (2014). Estimating the health effects of greenhouse gas mitigation strategies: addressing parametric, model, and valuation challenges. Environmental health perspectives, 122(5)

Liang S, Yang C, Zhong B, Guo J, Li H, Carlton EJ, Freeman MC, Remais JV. (2014). Surveillance systems for neglected tropical diseases: global lessons from China's evolving schistosomiasis reporting systems, 1949-2014. Emerging themes in epidemiology, (11)

Hodges M, Belle JH, Carlton EJ, Liang S, Li H, Luo W, Freeman MC, Liu Y, Gao Y, Hess JJ, Remais JV. (2014). Delays reducing waterborne and water-related infectious diseases in China under climate change. Nature climate change, (4)

Wu J, Dhingra R, Gambhir M, Remais JV. (2013). Sensitivity analysis of infectious disease models: methods, advances and their application. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, 10(86)

Dhingra R, Jimenez V, Chang HH, Gambhir M, Fu JS, Liu Y, Remais JV. (2013). Spatially-Explicit Simulation Modeling of Ecological Response to Climate Change: Methodological Considerations in Predicting Shifting Population Dynamics of Infectious Disease Vectors. ISPRS international journal of geo-information, 2(3)

Remais JV, Zeng G, Li G, Tian L, Engelgau MM. (2013). Convergence of non-communicable and infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries. International journal of epidemiology, 42(1)

Remais JV, Eisenberg JN. (2012). Balance between clinical and environmental responses to infectious diseases. Lancet, 379(9824)

Gong P, Liang S, Carlton EJ, Jiang Q, Wu J, Wang L, Remais JV. (2012). Urbanisation and health in China. Lancet, 379(9818)

Carlton EJ, Liang S, McDowell JZ, Li H, Luo W, Remais JV. (2012). Regional disparities in the burden of disease attributable to unsafe water and poor sanitation in China. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 90(8)

Akullian AN, Lu D, McDowell JZ, Davis GM, Spear RC, Remais JV. (2012). Modeling the combined influence of host dispersal and waterborne fate and transport on pathogen spread in complex landscapes. Water quality, exposure, and health, 4(3)

Moore JL, Liang S, Akullian A, Remais JV. (2012). Cautioning the use of degree-day models for climate change projections in the presence of parametric uncertainty. Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America, 22(8)

Dhingra R, Christensen ER, Liu Y, Zhong B, Wu CF, Yost MG, Remais JV. (2011). Greenhouse gas emission reductions from domestic anaerobic digesters linked with sustainable sanitation in rural China. Environmental science & technology, 45(6)

Remais JV, Zhang J. (2011). Environmental lessons from China: finding promising policies in unlikely places. Environmental health perspectives, 119(7)

Remais JV, Xiao N, Akullian A, Qiu D, Blair D. (2011). Genetic assignment methods for gaining insight into the management of infectious disease by understanding pathogen, vector, and host movement. PLoS pathogens, 7(4)

Worrell C, Xiao N, Vidal JE, Chen L, Zhong B, Remais J. (2011). Field detection of Schistosoma japonicum cercariae in environmental water samples by quantitative PCR. Applied and environmental microbiology, 77(6)

Zhang J, Mauzerall DL, Zhu T, Liang S, Ezzati M, Remais JV. (2010). Environmental health in China: progress towards clean air and safe water. Lancet, 375(9720)

Remais J, Akullian A, Ding L, Seto E. (2010). Analytical methods for quantifying environmental connectivity for the control and surveillance of infectious disease spread. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, 7(49)

Remais J. (2010). Modelling environmentally-mediated infectious diseases of humans: transmission dynamics of schistosomiasis in China. Advances in experimental medicine and biology, (673)

Remais J, Chen L, Seto E. (2009). Leveraging rural energy investment for parasitic disease control: schistosome ova inactivation and energy co-benefits of anaerobic digesters in rural China. PLoS One, 4(3)

Remais J, Zhong B, Carlton EJ, Spear RC. (2009). Model approaches for estimating the influence of time-varying socio-environmental factors on macroparasite transmission in two endemic regions. Epidemics, 1(4)

Hung YW, Remais J. (2008). Quantitative detection of Schistosoma japonicum cercariae in water by real-time PCR. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 2(11)

Remais J, Liang S, Spear RC. (2008). Coupling hydrologic and infectious disease models to explain regional differences in schistosomiasis transmission in southwestern China. Environmental science & technology, 42(7)

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