Jutla Receives AGU Union Award for Natural-Human System Research

Antarpreet S. Jutla, Ph.D., an associate professor, has received the Charles S. Falkenberg Award sponsored by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP). He was nominated for his groundbreaking interdisciplinary research on understanding transmission dynamics of infectious pathogens in humans and environmental systems.   

This award was named after the computer scientist who became the first recipient posthumously in 2002, and whose research focused on using technology and data to bring Earth science to practical use. Each year, one scientist is selected by AGU for their accomplishments in enhancing the quality of life by leveraging and raising awareness about innovative use of data to foster a deeper understanding of our planet. This is the highest honor for a geoscientist under 45 years old whose research has contributed to improving the way of life on Earth. 

Dr. Jutla began at AGU as a graduate student in 2004. Throughout his nearly 20-year tenure in AGU, his involvement in the organization aided in his professional development in water resources, public health and natural-human system research.  

He has over 52 publications in peer-reviewed journals, five book chapters, and received roughly 15 research grants. His latest research examines the impact of extreme weather events on pathogenic bacteria exposure for coastal communities.  

Dr. Jutla is set to receive this award in December at the AGU Honors Ceremony at the AGU Annual Meeting in San Francisco.  

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