University of California
Laura Stock, MPH

Edmund Seto, PhD

Associate Researcher and Lecturer
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
50 University Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
seto@berkeley.edu
510-642-9219 Fax 510-642-5815
http://ehs.sph.berkeley.edu/china/edmund/

 
Public Health Interests

  • How do diseases evolve, spread, and change with the environment?
  • How does the geographic and temporal distribution of disease transmission inform sustainable disease control.
  • How can geographic information systems, global positioning systems, and remote sensing aid in exposure assessment?
  • What are the health implications of urban growth?
  • How can technology improve health?

Positions 
Researcher, University of California, Berkeley (current)
Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley (current)

Education 
Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley (AB)
Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley (MS and PhD)

Teaching 
University of California, Berkeley - Public Health 298-57 - Health Impact Assessment
University of California, Berkeley - Public Health 274 - GIS and Remote Sensing in Public Health

Short Courses: University of Natal, Durban, South Africa; Geographic Information Sciences Center (GISC), University of California, Berkeley; Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Disease at Wuxi, China; Ministry of Environment of Singapore; Centro de Biomedicina, Quito, Ecuador.

Selected Publications 
Clark, T.D., Greenhouse, B., Njama-Meya, D., Nzarubara, B., Maiteki-Sebuguzi, C., Staedke, S.G., Seto, E., Kamya, M.R., Rosenthal, P.J., Dorsey, G., (2008) Factors Determining the Heterogeneity of Malaria Incidence in Children in Kampala, Uganda, The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 198: DOI: 10.1086/589778

Seto, E.Y.W., Wu, W., Liu, H., Chen, H., Hubbard, A., Holt, A., Davis, G.M., (2008) Impact of Changing Water Levels and Weather on Oncomelania hupensis hupensis Populations, the Snail Host of Schistosoma japonicum, Downstream of the Three Gorges Dam, EcoHealth, DOI 10.1007/s10393-008-0169-x

Seto, E.Y.W., Moore, C. G., Hoskins, R., (2007) Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing for Infectious Disease Surveillance, In Nkuchia M'ikanatha and Ruth Lynfield (Eds.), Infectious Disease Surveillance, Blackwell, London, United Kingdom.

Seto, E.Y.W., Soller, J.A., Colford, J.M. Jr., (2007) Strategies to Reduce Person-to-Person Transmission during Widespread Escherichia coli O157:H7 Outbreak, Emerging Infectious Diseases, 13(6): 860-866. http://www.cdc.gov/EID/content/13/6/860.htm

Seto, E.Y.W., Lee, E.Y., Liang, S., Zhong, B., (2007) Individual and Village-level Study of Water Contact Exposure Patterns and Schistosoma japonicum Reinfection in Mountainous Rural China, Trop Med Intl Health, 12(10):1199-209. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3156.2007.01903.x

Liang, S., Seto, E.Y.W., Remais, J.V., Zhong, B., Yang, C., Hubbard, A., Davis, G.M., Gu, X., Qiu, D., Spear, R.C.,  (2007) Environmental effects on parasitic disease transmission exemplified by schistosomiasis in western China, Proc Natl Acad Sci, 104(17): 7110–7115.

Bhatia, R., Seto, E.Y.W., Rivard, T., (in preparation) Workshop on the Air Quality and Land Use Handbook: A Community Health Perspective: October, 2005, University of California, Berkeley.

Seto, E.Y.W., Holt, A, Rivard, T, Bhatia, R (2007), Spatial distribution of traffic induced noise exposures in a US city: an analytic tool for assessing the health impacts of urban planning decisions, International Journal of Health Geographics, 6(24).  http://www.ij-healthgeographics.com/content/6/1/24

Seto, E., Zhong, B., Kouch, J., Hubbard, A., Spear, R.C., (2005). Genetic and household risk factors for Schistosoma japonicum infection in the presence of larger scale environmental differences in the mountainous transmission areas of China. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 73(6):1145-1150.

Xu, B; Gong, P; Seto, E; Liang, S; Yang, C; Wen, S; Qiu, D; Gu, X; and Spear, R. (2006). A spatial-temporal model for assessing the effects of inter-village connectivity in schistosomiasis transmission. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 96(1):31-46.