leboa headshot

Christopher LeBoa

PhD Candidate in Environmental Health Sciences, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Chapter Member: Bay Area SSN
Areas of Expertise:

Connect with Christopher

About Christopher

LeBoa’s work focuses on working alongside people to develop and test interventions meant to reduce exposures to infectious diseases. Overarching themes in LeBoa’s writing include environmental surveillance for infectious diseases, humanitarian data systems, and disease risk in carceral settings. LeBoa serves as a youth ambassador in US-Korean environmental organizing exchange, an active transportation advocate with Bike East Bay and member of the ecological levers for health working group out of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis.



"Environmental Sampling for Typhoidal Salmonellas in Household and Surface Waters in Nepal Identifies Potential Transmission Pathways" (with Sneha Shrestha, Jivan Shakya, Shiva Ram Naga, Sony Shrestha, and Mudita Shakya et al.). PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 17, no. 10 (2023).

Investigates the dominant route of transmission for Salmonella Typhi and Paratyphi A in the Kathmandu Valley. Notes that while previous research suggested that contaminated ancient stone spouts were the main source of transmission, many spouts are now defunct and people are still getting sick. Explores alternative transmission pathways and suggests sewage-contaminated river water as a primary transmission route for enteric fever in the area

"Programmatic Effectiveness of a Pediatric Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine Campaign in Navi Mumbai, India" (with Seth A Hoffman, Kashmira Date, Pradeep Haldar, Pauline Harvey, Rahul Shimpi, and Qian An et al.). Clinical Infectious Diseases 77, no. 1 (2023): 138–144.

Evaluates the programmatic effectiveness of a typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) campaign implemented by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) in 2018. Results indicate that individuals living in vaccine campaign communities were less likely to contract typhoid, supporting the effectiveness of TCV mass vaccination campaigns in combating typhoid fever.