This website is preserved as an Archive for the NIH-funded GISPopSci / Advanced Spatial Analysis Training Programs (2005–2013).
Current resources in support of Spatially Integrated Social Science are now available at the following:
Stephen A. Matthews
is Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Demography (Courtesy in Geography); Director, Geographic Information Analysis Core at the Population Research Institute, Social Science Research Institute, Penn State. His research focuses on families and neighborhoods in diverse community contexts and the application of GIS and spatial methods in demographic, health and social science research. He serves as PI on both an NIEHS funded quasi-experimental study of neighborhood food environments, diet, and health and an NICHD R25 training grant on advanced spatial analysis. Matthews has served on numerous NIH review panels including Community Influences on Health Behavior (CIHB), special panels (e.g., Cancer and GIS; Infrastructure for Data Sharing and Archiving) and on the editorial board of Health and Place (1994-2004) and American Journal of Preventive Medicine (2005-present). He was PI on the initial GIS and Population Science (GISPopSci) training grant (2005-2007). More information about Matthews is available at:
Kelvyn Jones (E-mail: email@example.com) http://www.cmm.bristol.ac.uk/index.shtml
is Professor of Geography, Head of School, and Director of the Learning Environment for Multilevel Methodology and Applications (LEMMA), the National Center for Research Methods (http://www.cmm.bristol.ac.uk/research/Lemma/index.shtml) based at the University of Bristol, U.K. He has held a Nuffield Social Science Fellowship for investigating multilevel modeling. He teaches research design, quantitative techniques, and the geography of health. His major substantial research interest is analyzing the geographies of morbidity and mortality with particular emphasis on applying and developing the methodology of multilevel models. In addition, he has studied multilevel perspectives on modeling census data and neighborhood effects in studies of income dynamics and voting behavior. His publications include Health, Disease, and Society (Jones and Moon, 1987), Epidemiology: An Introduction (Moon et al., 2000), and numerous articles in journals such as the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society-Series A, Social Science and Medicine, American Journal of Epidemiology, British Medical Journal, Geographical Analysis, British Journal of Political Science, Environment and Planning.
He has taught multilevel workshops in both North America and Europe, including over a decade of involvement in the Essex summer school in the U.K. Jones and Subramanian co-developed a training manual to assist researchers in the concept and application of multilevel models using the MLwiN program.
More information about Jones is available at: http://www.ggy.bris.ac.uk/staff/staff_jones_kelvyn.html.
S.V. (Subu) Subramanian (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Society, Human Development and Health, School of Public Health, Harvard University. He has a Ph.D. in geography with specialization in multilevel statistical methods and a Masters in development studies from the University of Delhi. In 1999-2000 Subu was the recipient of the 1999-2000 MacArthur Leadership Program in Population and Development Studies based at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. The main focus of his research is on understanding how different contextual settings influence individual health outcomes and population disparities in health achievements. He has specifically investigated the impact of income inequality and social capital on individual health outcomes. His work has demonstrated the need to explicitly consider a multilevel methodological framework while conceptualizing and estimating contextual effects on public health issues. Currently, through a NIH/National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute Career Development Award, he is investigating the role of neighborhood-level factors (neighborhood structural disadvantage, collective psychosocial characteristics, and physical environmental conditions) in explaining the occurrence and distribution of asthma. Subu has published over 85 journal articles, book chapters, books, and working papers. He is an Assistant Editor for Social Science and Medicine, Editorial Consultant to The Lancet, Member of the Editorial Board for Health and Place, and BMC Public Health, and Book Review Editor for Economics and Human Biology. He has lectured and conducted workshops on the concept and practical applications of multilevel models in ten countries.
More information about Subramanian is available at: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/faculty/venkata-sankaranarayanan/.
Dan Meehan GIS Manager - email@example.com
B.S. Earth Sciences - GIS, The Pennsylvania State University , 2000
GIS Programmer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Education: B.A. Geography/Sociology
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 1996; Master in GIS The Pennsylvania State University , 2007
Research Interests: GIS applications in social sciences, Database Design, Urban Geography
GIS Programmer- email@example.com
M.S. Geography The Pennsylvania State University, 2002; B.A. Geography/Political Science The University of
Research Interests: Geographic Visualization, Urban and Political Geography.
Philippe Amstislavski Affiliation: State University of New York and CUNY Research Interest: Health Sciences
Eugene Brusilovskiy Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania Research Interest: Health Planning
Kirsten Beyer Affiliation: University of Iowa Research Interest: Geography
Jamie Doyle Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Research Interest: Demography
Samuel Field Affiliation: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Research Interest: Statistics
Brian Fisher Affiliation: SUNY at Albany School of Public Health Research Interest: Sociology
Paula Ford Affiliation: University of Texas at El Paso Research Interest: Epidemiology
Joe D. Francis Affiliation: Cornell University Program on Applied Demographics Research Interest: Statistics, GIS and Demography
Diana Grigsby-Toussaint Affiliation: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Research Interest: Epidemiology
Jan Hughes-Austin Affiliation: University of Colorado Denver and The Children's Hospital Research Interest: Epidemiology
Sara Kaplan Affiliation: Iowa State University Research Interest: Sociology
Jennifer Buher Kane Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University Research Interest: Sociology
Katherine King Affiliation: University of Michigan Research Interest: Sociology
Linda Loubert Affiliation: Morgan State University Research Interest: Economics
Soumya Mazumdar Affiliation: Columbia University Research Interest: Public Health
Claudia Nau Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University Research Interest: Sociology
Jayanti Owens Affiliation: Princeton University Research Interest: Demography
Patrick Rafail Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University Research Interest: Sociology
Annie Ro Affiliation: University of Michigan Research Interest: Epidemiology
Shubhayu Saha Affiliation: National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control Research Interest: Health Sciences
Rodrigo Salcedo Du Bois Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University Agricultural Research Interest: Economics
David Schlundt Affiliation: Vanderbilt University Research Interest: Public Health
Carla Shoff Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University Research Interest: Rural Sociology and Population Research Institute
Karen Snedker Affiliation: University of Washington / Seattle Pacific University Research Interest: Sociology
Sumeeta Srinivasan Affiliation: Harvard University Research Interest: Geographical Analysis
Travis Taniguchi Affiliation: Temple University Research Interest: Criminology
Zoua Vang Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania Research Interest: Sociology
Eunice D. Vargas Valle Affiliation: Valle University of Texas at Austin Research Interest: Demography