Faculty Member

Erjia Ge Ph.D.

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
+1 (416) 978 7520
Office Address
Health Sciences Building 155 College Street, Room 576 Toronto, Ontario M5T 3M7
Epidemiology Division
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status

Research Interests

  • Spatial epidemiology
  • Geospatial analysis and disease modelling
  • Air pollution and respiratory health

Education and Training History

  • Ph.D.   The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Health Geography


  • CHL5431H. Spatial epidemiology (course director)
  • CHL5423H Doctoral seminar in Epidemiology (co-Instuctor)
  • CHL5405H Health Trends and Surveillance (co-Instuctor)
  • CHL5207-5208. Biostatistics practicum  (co-supervisor)


  • E.Ge, D. Li, M. Luo, KW. Tsui, MMY. Waye, X. Shen, X. Wei. Transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: roles of internal migrants and permanent residents in Shanghai, China. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Jun. 2018 (Accepted).
  • E. Ge, M. Fan, H. Qiu, H. Hu, L. Tian, X. Wang, G. Xu, X. Wei. Ambient surfur dioxide levels associated with reduced risk of initial outpatient visits for tuberculosis: a population-based time series analysis. Environmental Pollution, May 2017, 228: 408-415.
  • E. Ge, R. Zhang, D. Li, X. Wei, X. Wang, P.-C. Lai. Estimating risk of inapparent avian exposure for human infection: Avian influenza virus A (H7N9) in Zhejiang Province, China. Scientific Reports, Jan. 2017, 7:40016, doi: 10.1038/srep40016.
  • E. Ge, X. Zhang, X. Wang, and X. Wei.  Spatial and temporal analysis of tuberculosis in Zhejiang province, China, 2009-2012. Infectious Disease of Poverty, Feb. 2016, 5(11), doi: 10.1186/s40249-016-0104-2.
  • E. Ge, P.-C. Lai, X. Zhang, X. Yang, X. Li, H. Wang, and X. Wei. Regional transport and its association with tuberculosis in the Shandong province of China, 2009-2011. Journal of Transport Geography, Jun 2015, 46: 232-243.
  • E. Ge and Y. Leung. The detection of crossover time scales in multifractal detrended fluctuation analysis. Journal of Geographical Systems, May 2013, 15(2): 115-147.
  • L. Tian, H. Qiu, C.V. Pun, H.L. Lin, E. Ge, C.S. Chan, P. Louie, K.F. Ho, and T.S.I. Yu.  Ambient carbon monoxide associated with reduced risk of hospital admissions for respiratory tract infections. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Nov 2013, 188(10): 1240-1245.
  • E. Ge, R. Haining, C.P. Li, Z.G. Yu, M.M.Y. Waye, K.H. Chu, and Y. Leung.  Using knowledge fusion to analyze avian influenza H5N1 in East and Southeast Asia. PLoS ONE, May 2012, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029617.
  • Y. Leung, E. Ge, and Z.G. Yu. Temporal scaling behavior of avian influenza (H5N1) – The multifractal detrended fluctuation analysis. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Jul 2011, 101(6): 1221-1240.