NICHOLAS DOWHANIUK

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NICHOLAS DOWHANIUK, M.S.

Public Health Researcher - Conservationist - National Geographic Young Explorer

ABOUT ME

I am a Graduate School Fellow and National Geographic Young Explorer at the University of Florida pursuing a joint PhD in Medical Geography with a Master of Health Science (MHS) in Environmental and Global Health: One Health. I am also completing a Graduate Certificate in Tropical Conservation and Development (TCD). I am interested in pursuing employment at the federal level or with a Non-Governmental Organization, particularly in global health and development with an emphasis on the human and environmental dimensions of infectious disease, human health, and human rights. My goal is to undertake applied, policy-relevant research with a strong emphasis on developing as a research-practitioner to facilitate positive public health and conservation interventions and effective community engagement.

 

 

 

 

National Geographic Biography

National Geographic Adventure Interview

Google Scholar Page

Research Gate Profile

RESEARCH

I seek to become a research-practitioner, conducting policy relevant research and implementing evidence-based interventions and significant community outreach in an informed and structured manner to influence positive health and conservation outcomes.

 

My research focuses on conservation and development issues and conflict within Uganda and the Albertine Rift biodiversity hotspot. More specifically, I am interested in the impact industrial oil and mineral development is having within biodiverse regions on local human livelihoods and biodiversity conservation. I am also interested in zoonotic disease transmission and barriers of access to healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

PHOTOS FROM THE FIELD

VIDEOS FROM THE FIELD

COLLABORATORS

Associate Professor, University of Colorado

Dr. Hartter is a human-environment geographer who focuses on the human dimensions of natural resource management, demography, food security, conservation, global environmental change, and sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa and the eastern United States.

Professor, University of Florida

Dr. Glass studies the bases of infectious disease systems: the agents, hosts, and environmental sources. He is especially interested in characterizing how changes in environmental conditions over space and time alter patters of disease that we see.

Research Faculty, University of Oregon

Dr. Salerno is an ecologist who is interested in how and why rural people make livelihood decisions. His work is mainly focused in the tropics and draws from an interdisciplinary background in the quantitative social and natural sciences.

Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire

Dr. Palace is an environmental scientist who focuses on vegetation dynamics, landscape ecology, remote sensing, and geospatial science.

Associate Professor, Georgia State University

Dr. Diem is a climatologist who focuses on rain fall and precipitation variability in the United States and East Africa, along with Urban effects of rainfall and temperature and pollution.

 

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