Joe Tabor
Assistant Professor, Department of Community, Environment & Policy
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Public Health
Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science
(520) 626-0795
PhD, Epidemiology, University of Arizona, 2009

I am an international expert in epidemiology & soil science improving public health, household livelihoods, and natural resource conservation. I have worked in 26 countries for a variety of public & private sector organizations, from small NGOs to major donors such as USAID. I identify root causes of problems in land management, soil health, productivity, food security and public health. I translate qualitative and quantitative findings through the best available science to achieve pragmatic solutions to complex problems. My consulting on numerous USAID sector assessments reinforced my appreciation for trans-disciplinary approaches to complex problems because they take into account the multiple dimensions of large-scale problems that allow better framing of questions, identification of solutions and formulation of strategic policies.

Selected Citations: 

Tabor, J.A. 2015. Drought and crop failure result in improved crop and land management. In Watson, R.R., J.A. Tabor, J.E. Ehiri, and V.R. Preedy (Eds). 2015. Handbook of Public Health in Natural Disasters. Wageningen Academic Publishers, pp. 155-170.

Barker, B.M., J.A. Tabor, L.F. Shubitz, R. Perrill, M.J.Orbach. 2012. Detection and phylogenetic analysis of Coccidioides posadasii in Arizona soil samples. Fungal Ecology. 5(2):163-176. 

Tabor, J.A. M.K. O’Rourke. 2010. A risk factor study of coccidioidomycosis by controlling differential misclassification of exposure and susceptibility using a landscape ecology approach. Science of the Total Environment; 408(10)2199-2207. 

Krasilnikov, P.V. and J.A. Tabor. 2003. Perspectives in Utilitarian Ethnopedology. Geoderma. 111(3-4):197-215.

Tabor, J.A. 1995. Improving crop yields in the Sahel through water-harvesting. J. of Arid Environments. 30: 83-106.

Tabor, J.A., A.W. Warrick, D.E. Myers, and D.A. Pennington. 1985. Spatial variability of nitrate in irrigated cotton: II. Soil nitrate and correlated variables. Soil Sci. Soc. Amer. J. 49: 390-394.

Research Themes: 
Food security
International development
Conservation policy
Environmental law and policy
Data cleaning and information extraction
Soil science
Public Health
Decision support
Infectious disease
Urban Environment
Public Health
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