Nicholas B DeFelice, PhD Email Nicholas DeFelice
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Environmental Medicine & Public Health
Nicholas DeFelice, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a member of the Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomic Research. Dr. DeFelice studies the environmental determinants of infectious disease transmission. He develops mathematical models that quantify the burden of disease attributable to poor infrastructure and other environmental exposures, along with systems to forecast infectious disease outbreaks. His current research focuses on forecasting West Nile virus outbreaks. More broadly, his research is addressing how climate change influences human health and the environmental solutions that can promote positive health outcomes.
Dr. DeFelice holds a PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he also completed his Master of Science in Environmental Engineering. Prior to joining Mount Sinai, his postdoctoral training was completed at Columbia University with a focus on climate and health.
DeFelice NB, Schneider ZD, Little E, Barker C, Caillouet KA, Campbell SR, Damian D, Irwin P, Jones HM, Townsend J, Shaman J. Use of temperature to improve West Nile virus forecasts. PLoS computational biology 2018 03; 14(3).
DeFelice NB, Little E, Campbell SR, Shaman J. Ensemble forecast of human West Nile virus cases and mosquito infection rates. Nature communications 2017 02; 8.
DeFelice NB, Johnston JE, Gibson JM. Reducing Emergency Department Visits for Acute Gastrointestinal Illnesses in North Carolina (USA) by Extending Community Water Service. Environmental health perspectives 2016 Oct; 124(10).
DeFelice NB, Johnston JE, Gibson JM. Acute Gastrointestinal Illness Risks in North Carolina Community Water Systems: A Methodological Comparison. Environmental science & technology 2015 Aug; 49(16).
MacDonald Gibson J, Thomsen J, Launay F, Harder E, DeFelice N. Deaths and medical visits attributable to environmental pollution in the United Arab Emirates. PloS one 2013; 8(3).
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