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- University of East Anglia
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Tyndall Centre University of East Anglia Norwich Norfolk NR4 7TJ United Kingdom
- Current Position
- PhD Researcher
- Role at Tyndall
Affiliated PhD Student
- Research Interests
Climate Change and Human Health, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience
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PhD Researchers Profile
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- Duration of your PhD
- Thesis's Supervisor
- Iain R. Lake and Paul R. Hunter
- CONACYT (Mexico)
- My Thesis' Abstract
My doctoral research focuses on estimating the potential impacts of climate change on the distribution of dengue fever using Mexico as a study case, to produce knowledge-based tools for strategic planning, policy development and decision-making on climate change and health.
* Developed statistical models including epidemiological and meteorological variables as well as key potential confounders such as socioeconomic development, human behaviour, herd immunity and the annual cycle.
* Identified the roles of climate variability (i.e. weather) and socioeconomic development on dengue incidence.
* Projected the distribution of dengue risk across Mexico for 2030, 2050 and 2080 under a range of climate change scenarios.
* Developed ad-hoc risk maps at the national level for a range of scenarios to be used as a rational guide for planning dengue control strategies and climate change adaptation measures.
* Assessed the level of heterogeneity observed in the associations between dengue fever and climate variability between administrative units, identifying plausible explanations for such heterogeneity.
* Analysed the likely impacts of extreme climatic events on dengue fever and hence, on human health, and developed knowledge tools to help strategic planning.
* Colón-González FJ, Lake IR, and Bentham G; 2011. Climate Variability and Dengue Fever in Warm and Humid Mexico; Am J Trop Med Hyg; 84(5): 757-763
* Colón-González FJ, Lake IR, Hunter PR, and Bentham G. Marked Heterogeneity in the Associations Between Dengue Fever and Climate Variability Across Mexico; PLoS Neg Trop Dis. [Submitted]
* Colón-González FJ, Fezzi C, Lake IR, and Hunter PR. Disentangling Climatic and Socioeconomic Effects on Dengue Fever Incidence Across Mexico. [In preparation]
* O’Neil SJ, Whitmarsh L, and Colón-González FJ. Is it a con, is it right or is it just priced right? Investigating carbon offsetting perceptions and offsetting behaviour. [In preparation]
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