Nicholas Joseph Arisco
Research Fellows

Nicholas Joseph Arisco

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Global Health and Population


My research focuses on the intersection between environmental changes and human health, particularly through the lens of vector-borne diseases. The vast majority of my work is centered in the Brazilian Amazon, a particularly fragile and vulnerable ecosystem. I am interested in how minute ecological change interacts with human resource demands, and how these exist within the context of global environmental changes like climate change. I aim to achieve a high degree of policy-relevance throughout all of my analyses.

BS, 05/2016, Biological Sciences
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

PhD, 05/2016, Population Health Sciences
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

MS, 05/2018, Environmental Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA


Study Protocol: A Cross-Sectional Examination of Socio-Demographic and Ecological Determinants of Nutrition and Disease Across Madagascar.

Golden CD, Rice BL, Randriamady HJ, Vonona AM, Randrianasolo JF, Tafangy AN, Andrianantenaina MY, Arisco NJ, Emile GN, Lainandrasana F, Mahonjolaza RFF, Raelson HP, Rakotoarilalao VR, Rakotomalala AANA, Rasamison AD, Mahery R, Tantely ML, Girod R, Annapragada A, Wesolowski A, Winter A, Hartl DL, Hazen J, Metcalf CJE.

Front Public Health. 2020. 8:500. PMID: 33042943