Christopher D. Heaney
Christopher D. Heaney

Christopher D. Heaney, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliations

  • Environmental Health and Engineering (Primary)
  • Epidemiology (Joint)
  • International Health (Joint)
    • Division: Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Center & Institute Affiliations

  • Center for Global Health
  • Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF)
  • Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health
  • The Johns Hopkins University Water Institute

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room W7033B
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

P:  443-287-4989
F:  410-955-0617
E: cheaney1@jhu.edu

Environmental Health Microbiology and Immunology Laboratory: http://www.jhsph.edu/departments/environmental-health-and-engineering/faculty/research/heaney/


Education

PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008
MS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004
BS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999

Overview

Environmental epidemiology

Occupational and environmental health

Infectious diseases

Water and health

Global climate change

Community-based participatory research

Honors and honors

W.K. Kellogg Health Scholar - Community Track, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2009-2011

Steve Wing International Academic Environmental Justice Award

Sigma Xi International Scientific Research Honor Society

Research Interests

  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Occupational and environmental health
  • Infectious diseases
  • Water and health
  • Global climate change
  • Community-based participatory research

Publications

*=student trainee †=corresponding author   Basnyat B, Dalton HR, Kamar N, Aggarwal R, Krain LJ, Pischke S, Izopet J, Kmush BL, Rein DB, Heaney CD, Wedemeyer H, Jones ML, Shih JW, Wu T, Zhang J, Xia NS, Baylis SA, Piot P, Nelson KE, Farrar J, Labrique AB. Nepali earthquakes and the risk of an epidemic of hepatitis E.  2015. The Lancet. 385(9987):2572-3. PMID 26091742.

  • Heaney CD†, Kmush B*, Navas-Acien A, Francesconi K, Schulze K, Fairweather D, Nelson K, Klein S, Li W, Ali H, Shaikh S, Merrill R, Wu L, West K, Christian P, Labrique A.  Arsenic exposure and susceptibility to hepatitis E virus infection during pregnancy.  Environmental Research. 142 273–280. 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2015.07.004
  • Nadimpalli M*, Pisanic N*, Heaney CD, Stewart JR.  Equivalence of influenza A virus RNA recovery from nasal swabs when lysing the swab and storage medium versus storage medium alone. J. Virol. Meth.  2015.  217(14-17). DOI: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2015.01.008.
  • Nadimpalli M*, Rinsky JL*, Wing S, Hall D, Stewart J, Larsen J, Nachman KE, Love DC, Pierce E*, Pisanic N*, Strelitz J, Harduar-Morano L, Heaney CD†. Persistence of livestock-associated antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among industrial hog operation workers in North Carolina over 14 days. Occup. Environ. Med.  2014.  72(2):90-9.
  • Rinsky JR*, Nadimpalli M*, Wing S, Hall D, Baron D, Price LB, Larsen J, Stegger M, Stewart J, and Heaney CD†. Livestock-associated methicillin and multidrug resistant Staphylococcus aureus is present among industrial, not antibiotic-free livestock operation workers in North Carolina.  PLOS ONE.  2013.  8(7):e67641.
  • Heaney CD†, Sams E, Dufour A, Brenner K, Haugland R, Wymer L, Wing S, Marshall S, Serre M, Love D, Noble R, Wade TJ. Fecal indicators in sand, sand contact, and risk of enteric illness among beach-goers. Epidemiology.  2012.  23(1):95–106.