Invited/Oral talks


  1. Tracking pathogenic vibrios using earth observations, NASA Chesapeake Bay Initiative, August 08, 2018.
  2. Satellites search for modern Cassandras, University of Illinois-Urbana, March 15, 2018.
  3. PREDICT: A next generation platform for near real-time prediction of cholera. American Geophysical Union Fall meeting, New Orleans, December 11-15 (with Colwell, R.)
  4. Satellite search for cholera: A modern Cassandra. NASA Hyperwall, American Public Health Association, November 2017 (with R. Colwell).
  5. Remote Sensing of Zika virus in the Americas. American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA, November 10-14 (with R. Colwell).
  6. Searching Cassandras to detect and prevent environmental disasters, Carnegie Mellon University, October 13, 2017.
  7. Reanalysis data for water borne infections, MERRA-2 Workshop, NASA-GSFC, MD June 19, 2017 (with Colwell, R.).
  8. A multiscale satellite based prediction of diarrheal disease: Case study from cholera. American Meteorological Society annual meeting, Jan 22-26, 2017 (with Colwell, R.).
  9. Understanding Hydroclimatological Controls on Predictability of Zika Virus in Continental US. American Meteorological Society annual meeting, Jan 22-26, 2017 (with Colwell, R, Usmani, M., Lin, L).
  10. Eyes in the sky: Natural disasters and human health, 4th International conference on global warming and ecosystem productivity, Ras-Al-Khaimah, UAE April 4, 2017 (with Colwell, R.).
  11. Understanding coupling between natural and human systems to ensure disease resilient societies. American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California, December 12-16, 2016 (with Nguyen, T. and Colwell, R.).
  12. Utilizing earth observations for reaching sustainable development goals in water, sanitation and public health. American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California, December 12-16, 2016 (with Akanda, A., Hasan, M., Nusrat, F., Jutla, A., Huq, A., Alam, A., and Colwell, R.).
  13. Managing burden of diarrheal diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa, Health in Africa and the Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals. University of Illinois, Urbana, May 20-22, 2015 (with Nguyen, H., Iwelunmor, J.).
  14. Role of precipitation in creating environmental conditions for diarrheal pathogens, GPM Applications Workshop, Washington DC, June 09, 2015 (with Colwell, R.).
  15. Understanding climate change impacts in a cholera endemic megacity: disease trends, hydroclimatic indicators and near future-term projections. American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California, December 14-18, 2015 (with Akanda, A., Colwell, R).
  16. Prediction of Dengue using statistical approaches, Integrating Prediction and Forecasting for Decision-Making: Dengue Epidemic Prediction. Office of Science and Technology Policy, White House, Washington DC, September 21, 2015.
  17. How changing climate will impact cholera in Asia and Africa, Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop, George Mason University, VA. May 06-08, 2014 (with Colwell, R.).
  18. Revisiting cholera-climate teleconnections in the native homeland: ENSO and other extremes through the regional hydroclimatic drivers. Proceedings of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California, December 15-19, 2014 (with Akanda, A., Huq, A., Colwell, R.)
  19. Hydroclimatological Controls of Endemic and Non-endemic Cholera of the 20th Century. American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California, December 03-07, 2012 (with Colwell, R., Whitecombe, E.).
  20. Regional Water Security and Public Health Implications in Bengal Delta. Oxford Water Security Conference, Oxford, UK, April 16-18, 2012 (with Akanda, A., Islam, S.).
  21. Hydrology, Climate and Water-related Diseases: Challenges and Opportunities. Science Symposium on Climate and Health. Atlanta, GA. September 12-13 2012 (with Colwell, R.).
  22. Hydrology, climate and water-related diseases: Predicting cholera using satellite remote sensing, Texas A & M University. April 2012.
  23. Hydroclimatological controls and prediction of water-related diseases: Challenges and Opportunities, West Virginia University, March 2012.
  24. Linking Hydrology, Climate and Water-related Diseases: A challenge for which remote sensing offers a solution, University of Maryland, March 2012.