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Christopher James Elcik

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Geography/Atmospheric Sciences Lecturer

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Office:
Geography-Geology Building Room 331
Research Interests:

Biometeorology, Synoptic Meteorology/Climatology, Statistical Climatology

Education:

Ph.D. Earth and Atmospheric Science (2019) Mississippi State University

M.S. Professional Meteorology and Climatology (2016) Mississippi State University

B.S. Geography (Atmospheric Sciences Track) (2014) Salisbury University

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Of note:

National Council for Geographic Education/American Association of Geographers Excellence of Scholarship Award, 2013-2014

Selected Publications:

Elcik, C., C. Fuhrmann, A. Mercer, R. Davis, 2017: Relationship between air mass type and emergency department visits for migraine headache across the Triangle region of North Carolina. International Journal of Biometeorology, 61, 2245-2254.

Elcik, C., C. Fuhrmann, A. Mercer, S. Sheridan, K. Sherman-Morris, 2020: Relationship between synoptic weather type and emergency department visits for different types of pain across the Triangle region of North Carolina. International Journal of Biometeorology, 64, 1815-1823.

Elcik, C., C. Fuhrmann, A. Mercer, S. Sheridan, K. Sherman-Morris, 2021: Geographical Variability in the relationship between weather type and emergency department visits for pain across North Carolina. Accepted by the International Journal of Biometeorology.

Articles Featuring Christopher James Elcik
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 10:18pm

Research by Dr. Christopher Elcik shows that a widely-recognized association between warm, tropical air masses and emergency room visits for conditions such as osteoarthritis is due more to strenuous physical activity than to atmospheric pressure.  

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