I am a Postdoctral Scientist in the salathe group in the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at the Penn State University.

I investigate the human movement pattern and the movement of diseases on various scales of transport networks, and their ecological, environmental and social-economic impacts. Location-based social network analysis, remote sensing, twitter data, GIS and spatial analyses are all exploited for disease transportation modeling and epidemic monitoring and prediction. I construct information systems that integrate and synthesis complementary disease map and utilized web-based GIS techniques to visualize the disease transmission network and facilitate decision making for public health agents.

I am passionate about disseminating GIS knowledge. I have taught three different courses: Geography in the Changing World, Map and Graph, and Urban Geography. I was awarded a departmental teaching award in University of Florida in 2010.

My research has been featured in CNN [1], Nature [2] and Scientific American [3,4].

My long CV is presented here.


Vector Borne Disease Movement

Africa Infectious Diseases (AID) database

D4D - Data for Development, Cote D'ivoire

Application of Google Earth Engine on Urban Dynamics in Africa

Cellphone Trajectories Analysis in Namibia

Location-based Social Network in Sewofontein, South Africa

Disease Movements

Huang Z., Das A., Qiu Y., Tatem A.J., Web-based GIS: the Vector-Borne Disease Airline Importation Risk (VBD-AIR) tool. International Journal of Health Geographics 2012. 11:33.

Huang Z., Wu X., Garcia J.A., Fik T.J. and Tatem A.J., An Open-access Modeled Passenger Flow Matrix for the Global Air Network in 2010. Plos One 2013. 8(5): e64317.

Huang Z. and Tatem A.J. Global Malaria Connectivity Through Air Travel. (Submitted to Malaria Journal).

Horby P., Tatem A.J., Huang Z. et al., H7N9 is a virus worth worrying about. Nature 2013. 496:7443.

Tatem A.J., Huang Z., Das A., Qi, Q., Roth J. and Qiu Y., Air Travel and Vector-borne Disease Movement. Parasitology 2012. 139:14.

Piel F., Williams T.N., Huang Z., Gupta S., Weatherall D.J. and Tatem A.J., Changing distribution of sickle haemoglobin worldwide. (Submitted to PNAS).

Huang Z., Tatem A.J., Falker M., Gething P., Hay S.I. The geography of imported malaria. (In preparation)

Location-based social network analysis

Tatem A.J., Huang Z., Kumar U., Pindolia, D, Kandula, D. and Lourenco, C. The Use of Mobile Phone Call Record Data for Malaria Control and Elimination Strategic Planning in Namibia. (Submitted to PNAS).

Tatem A.J., Huang Z., Kumar U., Pindolia, D, Kandula, D. and Lourenco, C. The Use of Mobile Phone Call Record Data for Malaria Control and Elimination Strategic Planning. Netmob 2013.

Huang Z. and Kumar U. Combining call records and road data for strategic disaster response planning. Netmob 2013.

Schramski S. and Huang Z. Spatial Social Network Analysis of Resource Access in Rural South Africa. (In preparation)

Remote sensing and fractal analysis

Sun J., Huang Z., Zhen Q., Southworth J. and Perz S. Highlighting the spatial patterns of developed areas during the process of deforestation. (Submitted to Remote Sensing of Environment).

Sun J., Huang Z., Southworth J., and Qiu. Y. Mapping Fractality During the Process of Seforestation in an Amazon Tri-national Frontier. Remote Sensing Letter. 4:6.

Tatem A.J. and Huang Z., Mapping and monitoring urban spatial dynamics in Africa using the Google Earth Engine. (In preparation)

If you would like to know more about my research, are interested in collaborating, or have a question, I can be contacted at:

Zhuojie Huang
3141 Turlington Hall
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611