Julie Shortridge

Julie’s research focuses on adaptation to climate change and the accompanying issue of deep uncertainty, with a particular focus on water resource systems. She aims to address the question of how highly uncertain climate change projections can be incorporated into long-term management of natural and engineered water systems. She is interested using systems engineering methodologies, including risk and decision analysis, optimization, simulation, and statistical modeling, to address these issues.

Julie has six years of professional experience as an engineer working on groundwater contamination and as a consultant for the United Nations Environment Program on disaster preparedness. She holds a B.S. from U.C. Berkeley in Environmental Engineering Science and an M.S.E. from JHU in Geography and Environmental Engineering.

Curriculum Vitae

Journal Publications

  • Shortridge, J. E., and Guikema, S. D. (2014). Public Health and Pipe Breaks in Water Distribution Systems: Analysis with Internet Search Volume as a Proxy. Water Research. 53(15), 26-34.
Under Review
  • Shortridge, J. E., Falconi, S.M., B.F. Zaitchik, and Guikema, S.D. “Statistical Prediction of Undernourishment Using Non-Linear Regression and Data Mining Techniques,” submitted to Journal of Applied Statistics [under first revisions].


  • Supported participant, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Advanced Study Program Summer Colloquium on Uncertainty in Climate Change Research, 2014
  • Student Travel Award, Universities Council on Water Resources Conference on Water Systems, Science, and Society Under Global Change, 2014
  • Student Merit Award Finalist, Society for Risk Analysis, Engineering and Infrastructure Specialty Group, 2013
  • Fellowship, National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, 2013
  • Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship, 2013
  • Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Water, Climate and Health Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT), 2012