Schrader M, Hauffe T, Zhang Z, Davis G, Jopp F, Remais J, Wilke T. Spatially explicit modeling of schistosomiasis risk in eastern China based on a synthesis of epidemiological, environmental and intermediate host genetic data, submitted.
Dhingra R, Jimenez V, Chang H, Gambhir M, Liu Y, Remais J. Spatially-explicit simulation modeling of ecological response to climate change: methodological considerations in predicting shifting population dynamics of infectious disease vectors, submitted.
Wu J, Dhingra R, Gambhir M, Remais J. Sensitivity analysis of infectious disease models: methods, advances and their application, submitted.
Moore J, Remais J. Using degree-day models to examine the ecological response to climate change: structural, parametric, and experimental issues, submitted.
Lorenz A, Dhingra R, Chang H, Bisanzio D, Liu Y, Remais J. Intermodel comparison of the landscape determinants of vector-borne disease: implications for epidemiological and entomological risk modeling, submitted.
Remais J, Hess J, Ebi K, Markandya A, Balbus J, Wilkinson P, Haines A, Chalabi Z. Estimating the health effects of greenhouse gas mitigation strategies: addressing parametric, model and valuation challenges, submitted.
Lam H-M, Remais J, Fung M-C, Xu L, Sun SS. Food supply and food safety in China, The Lancet, accepted, 2013.
Remais J, Zeng G, Li G, Tian L, Engelgau M. Convergence of non-communicable and infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries, International Journal of Epidemiology, 42(1): 221-227, 2013.
Akullian A, Lu D, McDowell J, Davis G, Spear R, Remais J. 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):159-168, 2012.
Carlton E, Liang S, McDowell J, Li H, Luo W, Remais J. Regional disparities in the burden of disease attributable to unsafe water and sanitation in China, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 90: 578-587, 2012.
Moore J, Liang S, Akullian A, Remais J. Cautioning the use of degree-day models for climate change projections: predicting the future distribution of parasite hosts in the presence of parametric uncertainty, Ecological Applications, 22(8): 2237–2247, 2012.
Remais J, Eisenberg J. Balance between clinical and environmental responses to infectious diseases, The Lancet, 379(9824):1457-1459, 2012.
Embrey S, Remais J, Hess J. Climate change and ecosystem disruption: the health impacts of the North American Rocky Mountain Pine Beetle infestation, American Journal of Public Health, 102(5):818-827, 2012.
Gong P, Liang S, Carlton E, Jiang Q, Wu J, Wang L, Remais J. Urbanisation and Health in China, The Lancet, 379(9818):843-852, 2012. 中国的城市化与健康《柳叶刀》(Mandarin version of the article)
Hauswald AK, Remais J, Xiao N, Davis GM, Lu D, Bale MJ, Wilke T. Stirred, not shaken: genetic structure of the intermediate snail host Oncomelania hupensis robertsoni in an historically endemic schistosomiasis area, BMC Parasites & Vectors, 4:206, 2011.
Seto E, Remais J, Carlton E, Wang S, Liang S, Brindley P, Qiu D, Spear R. Towards sustainable and comprehensive control of schistosomiasis in China: lessons from Sichuan, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 5(10): e1372, 2011.
Spear R, Seto E, Carlton E, Liang S, Remais J, Zhong B, Qiu D. The challenge of effective surveillance in moving from low transmission to elimination of schistosomiasis in China, International Journal for Parasitology, 41:1243-1247, 2011.
Dhingra R, Christensen ER, Liu Y, Zhong B, Wu C-F, Yost MG,
Remais J. Greenhouse gas emission reductions from domestic anaerobic digesters linked with sustainable sanitation in rural China, Environmental
Technology, 45:2345–2352, 2011.
Remais J, Xiao N, Akullian A, Qiu D, and Blair D. Genetic
assignment methods for gaining insight into the management of
infectious disease by understanding vector, host and pathogen movement, PLoS Pathogens, 7(4): e1002013, 2011.
Xiao N, Remais J, Brindley P, Qiu D, Spear RC, Lei Y, Blair D. Polymorphic microsatellites in the human bloodfluke, Schistosoma japonicum, identified using a genomic resource, BMC Parasites & Vectors, 4(13), 2011.
Remais J, Zhang J. Environmental lessons from China: finding
promising policies in unlikely places, Environmental Health Perspectives, 119(7):893-895, 2011.
Worrell C, Xiao N, Vidal J, Chen L, Zhong B, Remais J. Field detection of Schistosoma japonicum cercariae in environmental
water samples by quantitative PCR, Applied and Environmental
Microbiology, 11(7): 2192–2195, 2011.
Gambhir M, Bockarie M, Tisch D, Kazura J, Remais J, Spear RC,
Michael E. Geographic
and ecologic heterogeneity in elimination thresholds for the major
helminthic disease, lymphatic filariasis, BMC Biology,
Remais J, Akullian A, Lu D, Seto E. Analytical
connectivity for the control and surveillance of
spread, Journal of the Royal Society Interface,
Zhang J, Mauzerall D, Zhu T, Liang S, Ezzati M, Remais, J. Environmental
to achieving clean air and safe water, The
Lancet, 375: 1110 -
1119, 2010. 中国的环境卫生：向空气清新、水质安全迈进 《柳叶刀》(Mandarin version of the article)
Remais J. Modelling
environmentally-mediated infectious diseases of humans:
transmission dynamics of schistosomiasis in China. Chapter 6 in
Disease Modeling and Control (eds. Michael, E. and Spear, RC),
Remais J, Zhong B, Carlton EJ, Spear RC. Model
for estimating the
influence of time-varying socio-environmental factors on macroparasite
in two endemic regions, Epidemics, 1(4)
Remais J, Seto E, Chen N. Leveraging
for NTD control:
schistosome ova inactivation and energy co-benefits of anaerobic
digesters in rural
China, PLoS One, 4(3): 4856-4864, 2009.
Hung, YW, Remais, J. A
for the quantitative detection of Schistosoma
japonicum cercariae in water, PLoS
NTD, 2(11):337-343, 2008.
Remais J, Liang S, Spear RC. Coupling
hydrologic and infectious disease models to
explain regional differences in schistosomiasis transmission in
southwestern China, Environmental Science &
Remais J, Hubbard A, Wu Z, Spear RC. Weather-driven
host: mechanistic and statistical population modelling of Oncomelania
hupensis, Journal of Applied Ecology, 44
Liang S, Seto E, Remais J, Zhong B, Yang C, Hubbard A, Davis
G, Gu X, Qiu D, Spear
and control of parasitic diseases
exemplified by schistosomiasis in Western China, Proceedings
of Sciences, 104:6879-6880, 2007.
Spear RC, Seto E, Remais J, Carlton E, Davis G, Qiu D, Zhou X,
Liang S. Comment
314(5802): 1081-1083, 2006.
Driscoll AJ, Kyle JL, Remais J. Development
PCR assay capable of
detecting a single Schistosoma japonicum cercaria recovered
hupensis, Parasitology, Oct;131(Pt
Spear RC, Zhong B, Mao Y, Hubbard A, Birkner M, Remais J, Qiu
schistosome cercarial density detected by mouse
village irrigation ditches in Sichuan, China, Am J Trop
Med Hyg, Nov;71(5):554-7,
NEWS ITEMS FROM OUR RESEARCH
Infectious and non-communicable diseases converge in developing countries (April 2013)
Our paper on the Convergence of non-communicable and infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries was critically discussed by three invited commentaries in the most recent issue of the International Journal of Epidemiology. The three commentators expanded on our discussion of infection-related cancers, the links between TB, diabetes and smoking, and the social causes of disease. See this piece in the ASPH Friday Letter.
News Release: Significant disparities in
disease from unsafe water and sanitation in China
While the global community has struggled to meet the United
Nation’s Millennium Development Goals regarding provision of safe
water and sanitation, China is rightfully held up as a model,
having dramatically expanded access to both over the past few
decades. Our recent work in the Bulletin of the World Health
Organization reveals gaps in China’s tremendous progress
towards providing safe water and adequate sanitation. Read the full
article (PDF) and see also this
piece in the ASPH Friday Letter.
Our group calls for improved balance between environmental and clinical responses to infectious disease (April 2012)
In a Viewpoint appearing in The Lancet, colleague Joe Eisenberg and I argue that management of many infectious diseases of global importance could benefit from increased attention paid to environmental interventions. We call for setting funding priorities to address both clinical and environmental knowledge gaps, and for a combination of clinical and environmental interventions for infectious diseases that are implemented on the basis of the evidence. See the full article here and this piece in the ASPH Friday Letter.
News Release: Urbanization in China pushes up disease rates and health-care disparities (March 2012)
In the past three decades, China has seen a staggering rate of urbanisation, and this shift from rural to urban has important public-health consequences according to our recent work appearing in The Lancet. See this piece in the ASPH Friday Letter.
中国的城市化与健康《柳叶刀》(Mandarin version of the article)
Our recent review paper made the cover of the April 2011 issue of PLoS Pathogens. (April 2011)
News Release: Greening China's Indoor Fuel Use (March 2011)
Anaerobic digesters could reduce greenhouse emissions while improving health in rural China, according to a new study by Justin Remais, assistant professor of environmental health at Emory University.
News Release: Air, Water Pollution Major Cause of Death and Disease in China (March 2010)
Pollution causes a significant number of deaths and diseases in China, according to Emory's Justin Remais, author of a review published in The Lancet. Also see AFP, VOA radio and UK Independent coverage of the paper.
中国的环境卫生：向空气清新、水质安全迈进 《柳叶刀》(Mandarin version of the article)