David Hondula

Assistant Professor
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5302
Asst Professor
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TEMPE Campus
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5302
Asst Professor
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TEMPE Campus
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5302
Asst Professor
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TEMPE Campus
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Senior Sustainability Scientist
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TEMPE Campus
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5302

Biography

David Hondula's research examines the societal impacts of weather and climate with an emphasis on extreme weather and health. Recent projects include statistical analysis of health and environmental data sets to improve understanding of the impact of high temperatures on human morbidity and mortality, especially within urban areas. Hondula is also engaged in quantitative and qualitative field work to learn how individuals experience and cope with extreme heat. Developing research considers how to facilitate effective governance and communication strategies for climate adaptation. These efforts are motivated by the overarching goal of reducing unnecessary weather-related illnesses and deaths through effective mitigation and intervention strategies.

Prior to joining SGSUP, Hondula was a postdoctoral scholar and assistant research professor with ASU’s Center for Policy Informatics. Hondula received his doctorate. in environmental sciences at the University of Virginia and during his graduate school tenure was also a visiting scholar at Umeå University in Umeå, Sweden and Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Hondula is an editorial board member for Environmental Health Perspectives and a member of the Association of American Geographers, American Meteorological Society (AMS), International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC), International Society of Biometeorology (ISB), and International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE).

Education

  • Ph.D. Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia 2013
  • M.S. Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia 2009
  • B.A. Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia 2006

Google Scholar

Research Interests

Environmental Hazards; Environmental Health; Heat Exposure; Climate Change and Variability; Urban Climate; Climate Adaptation

Research Group

Publications

2017

Hondula DM, Balling Jr. RC, Andrade R, Krayenhoff ES, Middel A, Urban A, Georgescu M, Sailor DJ. Biometeorology for Cities. International Journal of Biometeorology 61(1), 59-69.

Allen MJ, Vanos JK, Hondula DM, Vecellio DJ, Knight DB, Mehdipoor H, Lucas R, Fuhrmann C, Lokys H, Lees A, Tavares Nascimentio S, Leung ACW, Perkins DR. Supporting Sustainability Initiatives Through Biometeorology Education and Training. International Journal of Biometeorology, 61(1), 93-106. DOI:10.1007/s00484-017-1408-z

Kuras ER, Bernhard MC, Calkins MM, Ebi KL, Hess JJ, Kintziger KW, Jagger MA, Middel A, Scott AA, Spector JT, Uejio CK, Vanos JK, Zaitchik BF, Gohlke JM, Hondula DM, 2017. Opportunities and Challenges for Personal Heat Exposure Research. Environmental Health Perspectives, 85001, 1.

Hondula DM, Kuras ER, Longo J, Johnston EW, 2017. Toward Precision Governance: Infusing Data into Public Management of Environmental Hazards. Public Management Review, online first publication, DOI:10.1080/14719037.2017.1320043.

Berisha V, Hondula DM¸ Roach M, White JR, McKinney B, Bentz D, Mohamed A, Uebelherr J, Goodin K, 2017. Assessing Adaptation Strategies for Extreme Heat: A Public Health Evaluation of Cooling Centers in Maricopa County, Arizona. Weather, Climate, and Society 9(1), 71-80.

Longo J, Kuras ER, Smith H, Hondula DM, Johnston EJ, 2017. Technology Use, Exposure to Natural Hazards, and Being Digitally Invisible: Implications for Policy Analytics. Policy & Internet 9(1), 76–108. 

Other Selected Publications

Gosling SN, Hondula DM, Bunker A, Ibarreta D, Lui J, Zhang X, Sauerborn R, 2016. Adaptation to climate change: a comparative analysis of modeling methods for heat-related mortality. Environmental Health Perspectives. DOI: 10.1289/ehp634

Hondula DM, Balling Jr. RC, Vanos JK, Georgescu M, 2015. Rising Temperatures, Human Health, and the Role of Adaptation. Current Climate Change Reports. DOI: 10.1007/s40641-015-0016-4.

Hondula DM, Davis RE, Saha MV, Wegner CR, Veazey ML, 2015. Geographic Dimensions of Heat-Related Mortality in Seven U.S. Cities. Environmental Research 138: 439–452.
DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2015.02.033

Petitti DB, Hondula DM, Yang S, Harlan SL, Chowell G, 2015. Multiple Trigger Points for Quantifying Heat-Health Impacts: New Evidence from a Hot Climate. Environmental Health Perspectives 124(2), 176-183. DOI:10.1289/ehp.1409119

Hondula DM, Georgescu M, Balling Jr. RC, 2014. Challenges associated with projecting urbanization-induced  heat-related mortality. Science of the Total Environment 490C 538–544.
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.04.130.

 

Research Activity

National Science Foundation award #1737617, Building capacity for smart and connected management of thermal extremes (ASU, University of Buffalo)

National Science Foundation award #1635490, A simulation platform to enhnce infrastructure and communitiy resilience to extreme heat events (ASU, UCLA)

National Science Foundation award #1520803, Enhancing emergency preparedness for critical infrastructure failure during extreme heat events (ASU, Georgia Tech, University of Michigan) 

National Science Foundation award #1637590, Central Arizona-Phoenix Long Term Ecological Research Program

National Science Foundation award #1444758, Urban Water Innovation Network, Sustainability Research Networks initiative

Arizona Department of Health Services, Climate and Health Adaptation and Monitoring Program 

 

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
GIS 270 Stats for Geography & Planning
ASB 484 Internship
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
GPH 591 Seminar
GPH 692 Research
PUP 701 Urban Planning Colloquium
GPH 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
GIS 470 Statistics for Geographers
ASB 484 Internship
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
GPH 493 Honors Thesis
GPH 494 Special Topics
GCU 496 Geographic Research Methods
GPH 499 Individualized Instruction
GCU 591 Seminar
GCU 592 Research
GPH 598 Special Topics
GPH 692 Research
PUP 701 Urban Planning Colloquium
GCU 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
GPH 492 Honors Directed Study
GPH 494 Special Topics
GPH 591 Seminar
GPH 690 Reading and Conference
PUP 701 Urban Planning Colloquium
GPH 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
GCU 496 Geographic Research Methods
GPH 499 Individualized Instruction
GCU 592 Research
GPH 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
GPH 412 Physical Meteorology
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
GPH 494 Special Topics
GPH 499 Individualized Instruction
GPH 591 Seminar
GPH 792 Research
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
GPH 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
SOS 499 Individualized Instruction
GPH 499 Individualized Instruction
GCU 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
GPH 494 Special Topics
PAF 494 Special Topics
GPH 499 Individualized Instruction
GPH 598 Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
SOS 499 Individualized Instruction
GPH 499 Individualized Instruction
GCU 499 Individualized Instruction

Honors/Awards

2016 - Geography Professor of the Year, Arizona State University
2015  Dissertation Medal in Applied Climatology, Association of American State Climatologists
2014  Tromp Scientific Award, International Society of Biometeorology
2013  Raven Award, University of Virginia
2013  All-University Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Virginia
2013  Maury Environmental Sciences Prize, University of Virginia
2011  EPA STAR Graduate Research Fellowship
2008  NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Editorships

Editorial Board Member, Environmental Health Perspectives

 

Professional Associations

American Association of Geographers

American Meteorological Society

International Association of Urban Climates

International Society of Biometeorology

International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

Service

Volunteer Affiliate Faculty, Maricopa County Department of Public Health