Giacomo, Paolla

Geospatial Analyst

M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, USA. 2012

B.S. in Civil Engineering, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. 2010

Paolla Giacomo is a Civil Engineer (EIT) majored in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering with a profound experience with hydrology, hydraulics, GIS, spatial statistics, and research support.

She is responsible for analysis of geospatial environmental datasets and associated epidemiology and ecological data to support NASA-funded research on the environmental determinants of West Nile virus. Her work involves developing a historical mosquito database, analyzing these data, and developing strategies for integrating the entomological data with earth observation data to improve the West Nile virus forecasts.


Wimberly, M. C., Giacomo, P., Kightlinger, L., & Hildreth, M. B. (2013). Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology of Human West Nile Virus Disease in South Dakota. International journal of environmental research and public health, 10(11), 5584-5602.

Wimberly, M. C., Lamsal, A., Giacomo, P., & Chuang, T. W. (2014). Regional Variation of Climatic Influences on West Nile Virus Outbreaks in the United States. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 14-0239.

Last modified: 
Sep 28, 2015