Korine N. Kolivras
Affiliated Faculty Member, Fralin Life Science Institute
Web Page: web1.cnre.vt.edu/korine
- Medical geography
- Climate and health
- GIS Applications
Classes Recently Taught:
- GEOG 1004: Introduction to Human Geography
- GEOG 4074: Medical Geography
- GEOG 5214: Health and the Global Environment
Seukep, S.E.*, K.N. Kolivras, Y. Hong, J. Li, S.P. Prisley, J.B. Campbell, D.N. Gaines, and R.L. Dymond. 2015. An examination of the demographic and environmental variables correlated with Lyme disease emergence in Virginia. EcoHealth.
Li, J., K.N. Kolivras, Y. Hong, Y. Duan*, S.E. Seukep*, S. Prisley, J. Campbell, D. Gaines. 2014. Spatial and temporal emergence pattern of Lyme disease in Virginia. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. 91(6): 1166-1172.
Khan, M., Bryceson, I., K. N. Kolivras, Faruque, F., Rahman, M., and Haque, U. 2014. Natural Disasters and land-use/land-cover change in the southwest coastal areas of Bangladesh. Regional Environmental Change. DOI 10.1007/s10113-014-0642-8.
Luebbering, C. R.*, K. N. Kolivras, and S. Prisley. 2013. Visualizing linguistic diversity through cartography and GIS. The Professional Geographer. 65(4): 580-593.
Luebbering, C. R.*, K. N. Kolivras, and S. Prisley. 2013. The lay of the language: Surveying the cartographic characteristics of language maps. Cartography and Geographic Information Science. 40(5): 383-400.
Hill, J.L., Chau, C.*, Luebbering, C.R.*, Kolivras, K.N., and Zoellner, J. Does availability of physical activity and food outlets differ by race and income? Findings from an enumeration study in a health disparate region. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 9(105).
Haque, U., Hashizume, M., Kolivras, K.N., Overgaard, H. J., Das, B., and Yamamoto, T. 2012. Reduced death rates from cyclones in Bangladesh – What more needs to be done?. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 90: 150-156.
Kolivras, K.N., Luebbering, C.R.*, and Resler, L.M. 2012. Evaluating differences in landscape interpretation between webcam and field-based experiences. Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 36(2): 277-291.
Haque, U., Magalhães, R.J., Mitra, D., Kolivras, K.N., Schmidt, W.P., Haque, R. and Glass, G.E. 2011. The role of age, ethnicity and environmental factors in modulating malaria risk in Rajasthali, Bangladesh. Malaria Journal 10: 367.
Phoutrides, E., Coulibaly, M.B., George, C.M.*, Sacko, A., Traore, S., Bessof, K., Wiley, M., Kolivras, K.N., Adelman, Z., Traore, M., and Hunsperger, E.A. 2011. Dengue virus seroprevalence among febrile patients in Bamako, Mali: Results of a 2006 surveillance study. Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases 11(8).
Smith, E.K.*, Resler, L.M., Vance, E.A., Carstensen, L., and Kolivras, K. 2011. Blister rust incidence in treeline whitebark pine, Glacier National Park, U.S.A.: Environmental and topographic influences. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 43(1).
Kolivras, K.N. 2010. Changes in dengue risk potential in Hawaii, USA due to climate variability and change. Climate Research 42(1): 1-11.
Luebbering, C.R.* and Kolivras, K.N. 2010. The precarious position of teaching as a graduate student. The Geographical Bulletin 51: 111-118.
Butterworth, M.K.*, Kolivras, K.N., Grossman, L.S., and Redican, K.J. 2010. Knowledge, perceptions, and practices: Mosquito-borne disease transmission in southwest Virginia, USA. The Southeastern Geographer 50(3): 366-385.
Grants and Awards:
2011-2013: National Science Foundation, “Environmental Variability and Disease Emergence: Spatial Patterns of Lyme Disease Emergence in Virginia” ($199,998) Korine Kolivras (PI), James Campbell, David Gaines, Yili Hong, and Stephen Prisley (co-PIs).
2008: Institute for Biomedical and Public Health Sciences, Virginia Tech Seed Grant “Environmental variability and Lyme disease in Virginia” ($20,000) (PI, with co-PI’s James Campbell, Pang Du, David Gaines, Dana Hawley, Steve Sedlock, Eric Smith)
2007: National Council for Geographic Education, “A comparative analysis of virtual and conventional landscape interpretation” $3500 (PI, with co-PI Lynn Resler).
2006: Curriculum Club Outstanding Teacher, Department of Geography, Virginia Tech.
2006: American Geographical Society, “Collaborative Environmental Management in Caribbean Tourist Regions: Linking Geographic Scales of Analysis and Public-Private Partnerships” $58,000 (co-PI, with PI Joseph Scarpaci and co-PI William Galloway).
2006: College of Natural Resources (VT) Seed Grant “Amphibians as natural agents of mosquito population control” $9800 (co-PI, with PI William Hopkins and co-PI Sally Paulson).
2006: Association of American Geographers Research Grant “Assessing the Potential for Mosquito-borne Disease Outbreaks in Virginia: A Pilot Study” $1,000.
2005: Finalist in the AAG Nystrom Competition for best paper based on a recent dissertation
2005: Faculty Grant, Office of International Research, Education, and Development/Office of International Affairs (VT): “Assessment of Health-related Exposures in a Squatter Settlement in the Dominican Republic” $1,000.
2005: Summer Faculty Fellow Grant, Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (VT) “Restructuring Introduction to Human Geography (GEOG 1004)” $6,000.
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