Justin Remais PhD, MS

Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences

  • Head of Division Environmental Health Sciences

Justin Remais is Associate Professor and Head of Environmental Health Sciences at UC Berkeley. His research advances methods for estimating the dynamics and spread of infectious diseases in changing environments, such as those associated with rapid urbanization, industrialization, changes in water resources, and an increasingly variable climate.

Justin Remais is Associate Professor and Head of Environmental Health Sciences at the Berkeley School of Public Health. An engineer by training, Prof. Remais’ research uses statistical, mathematical, and computational approaches to study the impact of environmental change on the dynamics of infectious disease transmission. He leads a cluster of studies examining the spread of West Nile Virus, TB, leptospirosis, schistosomiasis, coccidioidomycosis, and enteric infections as they respond to rapid urbanization, industrialization, migration, changes in water resources, and a changing and more variable climate, among other factors. Current projects led by Prof. Remais’ group involves the development of methods for estimating the distribution and spread of diseases as significant societal and environmental changes unfold, including current collaborative projects in California, China, Ecuador, and Senegal. Prof. Remais received his MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. 

  • PhD – Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
  • MS – Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA – Environmental Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • Environmental dynamics of infectious diseases
  • Global environmental change and health
  • Methodological issues in the projection of infectious disease risks in response to environmental change
  • Optimizing infectious disease surveillance in low- and middle-income countries
  • Mathematical and statistical modeling of infectious disease transmission
  • Dynamics of waterborne and vector-borne infections in rapidly changing environments
  • PBHLTH 273: Environmental Determinants of Infectious Disease
  • PBHLTH 271G: Health Implications of Climate Change
  • PBHLTH 292: Capstone seminar for EHS M.P.H. Students