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David Hondula

David Hondula
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Faculty Affiliate, Epidemiology and Data Services, Maricopa County Department of Public Health

david.hondula@asu.edu
480-965-4794

School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
Arizona State University
PO Box 875302
Tempe, AZ 85287-5302

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 in the Phoenix metropolitan area. 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 ASU, Hondula received his Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia and was a visiting scholar at Umeå University in Umeå, Sweden and Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Hondula currently serves as a Director for the Association of American Geographers' Climate Specialty Group, and is also member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC), International Society of Biometeorology (ISB), and International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE).

PhD, Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 2013

MS, Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 2009

BA, Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 2006

Journal Articles

2018

Hondula, D. M., E. R. Kuras, J. Longo and E. W. Johnston. 2018. Toward precision governance: Infusing data into public management of environmental hazards. Public Management Review 20(5):746-765. DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2017.1320043. (link )

2017

Allen, M. J., J. Vanos, D. M. Hondula, D. J. Vecellio, D. Knight, H. Mebdipoor, R. Lucas, C. Fuhrmann, H. Lokys, A. Lees, S. Tavares Nascimento, A. C. Leung and D. R. Perkins IV. 2017. Supporting sustainability initiatives through biometeorology education and training. International Journal of Biometeorology 61(Supple. 1):93-106. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-017-1408-z. (link )

Berisha, V., D. M. Hondula, M. Roach, J. R. White, B. McKinney, D. Bentz, A. Mohamed, J. Uebelherr and K. Goodin. 2017. Assessing adaptation strategies for extreme heat: A public health evaluation of cooling centers in Maricopa County, Arizona. Weather, Climate, and Society 9(1):71-81. DOI: 10.1175/WCAS-D-16-0033.1. (link )

Fraser, A. M., M. Chester, D. P. Eisenman, D. M. Hondula, S. Pincetl, P. English and E. Bondank. 2017. Household accessibility to heat refuges: Residential air conditioning, public cooled space, and walkability. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science 44(6):1036–1055. DOI: 10.1177/0265813516657342. (link )

Hondula, D. M., R. C. Balling Jr., R. Andrade, S. Krayenhoff, A. Middel, A. Urban, M. Georgescu and D. J. Sailor. 2017. Biometeorology for cities. International Journal of Biometeorology 61(Supp. 1):59-69. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-017-1412-3. (link )

Kuras, E. R., M. B. Richardson, M. M. Calkins, K. L. Ebi, J. J. Hess, K. W. Kintziger, M. A. Jagger, A. Middel, A. A. Scott, J. T. Spector, C. K. Uejio, J. K. Vanos, B. F. Zaitchik, J. M. Gohlke and D. M. Hondula. 2017. Opportunities and challenges for personal heat exposure research. Environmental Health Perspectives 125(8):085001. DOI: 10.1289/EHP556. (link )

2016

Dixon, P. G., M. Allen, S. N. Gosling, D. M. Hondula, V. Ingole, R. Lucas and J. Vanos. 2016. Perspectives on the synoptic climate classification and its role in interdisciplinary research. Geography Compass 10(4):147-164. DOI: 10.1111/gec3.12264 . (link )

Pettiti, D. B., D. M. Hondula, S. Yang, S. L. Harlan and G. Chowell-Puente. 2016. 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. (link )

2015

Hondula, D. M., R. C. Balling Jr., J. K. Vanos and M. Georgescu. 2015. Rising temperatures, human health, and the role of adaptation. Current Climate Change Reports 1(3):144-154. DOI: 10.1007/s40641-015-0016-4. (link )

Hondula, D. M., R. E. Davis, M. V. Saha, C. R. Wegner and L. M. Veazey. 2015. Geographic dimensions of heat-related mortality in seven US cities. Environmental Research 128(April):439-452. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2015.02.033. (link )

Karner, A., D. M. Hondula and J. K. Vanos. 2015. Heat exposure during non-motorized travel: Implications for transportation policy under climate change. Journal of Transport & Health 2(4):451-459. DOI: 10.1016/j.jth.2015.10.001. (link )

Kuras, E. R., D. M. Hondula and J. Brown-Saracino. 2015. Heterogeneity in individually experienced temperatures (IETs) within an urban neighborhood: insights from a new approach to measuring heat exposure. International Journal of Biometeorology DOI: 10.1007/s00484-014-0946-x. (link )

2014

Gosling, S. N., E. K. Bryce, P. G. Dixon, K. M. Gabriel, E. Y. Gosling, J. M. Hanes, D. M. Hondula, L. Liang, P. A. Bustos Mac Lean, S. Muthers, S. T. Nascimento, M. Petralli, J. K. Vanos and E. R. Wanka. 2014. A glossary for biometeorology. International Journal of Biometeorology 58(2):277-308. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-013-0729-9. (link )

Hondula, D. M. and A. G. Barnett. 2014. Heat-related morbidity in Brisbane, Australia: Spatial variation and area-level predictors. Environmental Health Perspectives 122(8):831-836. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1307496. (link )

Hondula, D. M. and R. E. Davis. 2014. The predictability of high-risk zones for heat-related mortality in seven US cities. Natural Hazards 74(2):771-788. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-014-1213-5. (link )

Hondula, D. M., M. Georgescu and R. C. Balling Jr. 2014. Challenges associated with projecting urbanization-induced heat-related mortality. Science of The Total Environment 490:538-544. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.04.130. (link )

Hondula, D. M., J. K. Vanos and S. N. Gosling. 2014. The SSC: A decade of climate–health research and future directions. International Journal of Biometeorology 58(2):109-120. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-012-0619-6. (link )

Book Chapters

2015

Longo, J., D. M. Wald and D. M. Hondula. 2015. The future of policy informatics. Pp. 335-352 In: Johnston, E. W. ed., Governance in the Information Era: Theory and Practice of Policy Informatics. Routledge.

Posters

2017

Wright, M. K., P. C. Chakalian, L. C. Kurtz, L. E. Watkins, S. L. Harlan, M. Georgescu and D. M. Hondula. 2017. Extreme heat and power failures: Understanding household-scale risks. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 13 January 2017, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2015

Betzel, S., E. R. Kuras and D. M. Hondula. 2015. Relationship between activity level and individually experienced temperature among an elderly population in Phoenix, AZ. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposum, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Dastan, C. K., E. R. Kuras and D. M. Hondula. 2015. Coffelt Park redevelopment: Looping in feedback. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ.

Eneboe, J., E. R. Kuras and D. M. Hondula. 2015. Neighborhood-level heat exposure: A comparison of IETs and ecological variables used to create heat vulnerability indexes. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Kaml, M. J., E. R. Kuras and D. M. Hondula. 2015. Effects of health on individual experienced temperatures. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Kuras, E. R. and D. M. Hondula. 2015. Measuring individually experienced temperatures in Phoenix, AZ: A new method for research and education in urban environmental science. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Munoz-Encinas, M., E. R. Kuras and D. M. Hondula. 2015. Individually experienced temperatures and sense of place: An exploration of the social construct and its relationship to personal heat exposure. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 Jaunary 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Rohan-Kohl, L., E. R. Kuras and D. M. Hondula. 2015. From teaching to trails: Occupation, heat exposure, and leisure time physical activity in Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Singh, M. J., E. R. Kuras and D. M. Hondula. 2015. Determinants of IET in the greater Phoenix area. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Presentations

2017

Hondula, D. M., M. Chavez, J. Harlow, A. Middel, E. W. Johnston and J. K. Vanos. 2017. Thermal comfort and shade provision at City of Phoenix bus stops. Presentation at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 5-9, 2017, Boston, MA. (link )

2015

Roach, M., N. Chhetri, W. Chuang, N. J. Selover, D. M. Hondula, A. Middel and A. Karner. 2015. Building resilience against climate effects in Arizona: Lessons learned implementing CDC's BRACE Framewwork. Presentation at the 95th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, January 4-8, 2015, Phoenix, AZ. (link )

Reports

2017

Larson, K., R. Andrade, A. York, D. Childers, P. Coseo, S. Earl, M. Ehlenz, N. Grimm, S. Hall, S. Harlan, D. Hondula, S. Lerman, D. Pfeiffer, J. Ripplinger, V. K. Smith, P. Warren, M. Watkins, D. White, S. Wittlinger, M. Wright and A. Wutich. 2017. The Phoenix Area Social Survey IV: Linking Social and Biophysical Dynamics in Urban Neighborhoods. (link )

2015

Chuang, W., A. Karner, N. J. Selover, D. M. Hondula, N. Chhetri, A. Middel, M. Roach and B. Dufour. 2015. Arizona Extreme Weather, Climate and Health Profile Report. A report prepared for Arizona Department of Health Services and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Climate-Ready States and Cities Initiative. Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. (link )