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Jeffrey L. Shaman

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences

Jeffrey Shaman, PHD, focuses on climate, atmospheric science and hydrology, as well as biology, and studies the environmental determinants of infectious disease transmission. In particular, Dr. Shaman investigates how hydrologic variability affects mosquito ecology and mosquito-borne disease transmission, and how atmospheric conditions impact the survival, transmission and seasonality of pathogens. More broadly he is interested in the effects of meteorology on human health and is currently working toward developing systems to forecast infectious disease outbreaks at a range of time scales. In addition, Dr. Shaman is studying a number of climate phenomena, including Rossby wave dynamics, atmospheric jet waveguides, the coupled South Asian monsoon-ENSO system, extratropical precipitation, and tropical cyclogenesis.
Education & Training:

    PhD, 2003, Columbia University

    MA, 2000, Columbia University

    BA, 1990, University of Pennsylvania


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Selected Publications:
  • Shaman, J. and Lipsitch, M. 2013: The ENSO-Pandemic Influenza Connection: Coincident or Causal? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(Supplement 1): 3689-3691, doi:10.1073/pnas.1107485109.
  • Shaman, J., Solomon, S., Colwell R. R. and Field, C. B.2013: Fostering Advances in Interdisciplinary Climate Science. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(Supplement 1): 3653-3656, doi:10.1073/pnas.1301104110.
  • Tamerius, J. D., Shaman, J., Alonso, W., Bloom-Feshbach, K., Uejio, C., Comrie A. and Viboud, C. 2013: Environmental Predictors of Seasonal Influenza Epidemics across Temperate and Tropical Climates. PLoS Pathogens, 9(3): e1003194. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1003194.
  • Shaman, J., Samelson R. M.and Tziperman, E. 2012: Complex wavenumber Rossby wave ray tracing. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 69(7): 2112-2133.
  • Shaman, J., Goldstein E. and Lipsitch, M. 2011: Absolute humidity and pandemic versus epidemic influenza. American Journal of Epidemiology, 173(2):127-135, doi:10.1093/aje/kwq347.
  • Shaman, J. and Tziperman, E. 2011: An Atmospheric Teleconnection Linking ENSO and Southwestern European Precipitation. Journal of Climate, 24(1):124-139.
  • Tamerius, J. D., Acosta, L. M., Jacobson, J. S., Goldstein, I. F., Quinn, J. W., Rundle, A. G., Perzanowski M. S. and Shaman, J. 2013: Socioeconomic and Outdoor Meteorological Determinants of Indoor Temperature and Humidity in New York City Households. Weather, Climate and Society, 5(2):168-179, doi:10.1175/WCAS-D-12-00030.1.
  • Shaman, J., Solomon, S., Colwell R. R. and Field, C. B. 2013: Reply to Rice and Henderson-Sellers: Survival of the fittest is not always the best option Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(29):E2663, doi:10.1073/pnas.1307874110.
  • Shaman, J. and Karspeck, A. 2012: Forecasting Seasonal Outbreaks of Influenza. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(50): 20425-20430, doi:10.1073/pnas.1208772109.

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