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UCSB 2011 July 10–July 15, 2011: Santa Barbara, CA

Multilevel Modeling

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Program Principal Investigator

Stephen A. Matthews (Email: matthews@pop.psu.edu) 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: http://cairo.pop.psu.edu/CtrPRI/DirBio.cfm?PeopleID=32.


Workshop Coordinator

Donald Janelle (Email: janelle@geog.ucsb.edu) is a Research Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He serves as Program Director for the Center for Spatial Studies (spatial@ucsb) and for the Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science (CSISS). He was on the faculty of the U.S. Air Force Academy for four years and on the faculty of the University of Western Ontario for thirty years, where he chaired the Department of Geography for five years and served as Assistant Vice Provost. Janelle holds B.A. in Geography from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and a Ph.D. in Geography from Michigan State University. He edited The Canadian Geographer, the official refereed journal of the Canadian Association of Geographers, and chaired the Publications Committee for the Association of American Geographers.

Janelle's research and publications are based broadly within geography and affiliated social and behavioral sciences. Primary themes include space-time analyses of individual behavior, the time-geography of cities, the temporal-spatial ordering of social systems, locational conflict analysis, social issues in transportation, and the role of space-adjusting technologies in structuring new patterns of social and economic organization. He is a recipient of the Edward L. Ullman Award for Career Contributions to Transportation Geography by the Association of American Geographers (AAG) and has co-edited five books. The three most recent include: Information, Place, and Cyberspace: Issues in Accessibility (Springer-Verlag, 2000), with David Hodge; WorldMinds: Geographical Perspectives on 100 Problems (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004), with Barney Warf and Kathy Hansen; and Spatially Integrated Social Science (Oxford University Press, 2004), with Michael Goodchild. The latter book is the primary publication from the CSISS project and is intended to showcase research methodologies in spatial social science.
More information about Donald Janelle is available at:
http://www.spatial.ucsb.edu/people/executive.php .


Workshop Presenters

Kelvyn Jones (Email: kelvyn.jones@bristol.ac.uk) is Professor of Geography at the University of Bristol, U.K., and an Academician of the Academy of the Social Sciences He is a former Director of the Learning Environment for Multilevel Methodology and Applications (LEMMA), a part of the U.K. National Center for Research Methods 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, and Environment and Planning. He has taught multilevel workshops in both North America and Europe, including twenty years of involvement in the Essex summer school in the U.K. He is one of the most highly cited geographers of all time and he has twice been chosen as an evaluator of U.K. geographers in the National Research Assessment. Jones and Subramanian have 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 Subramanian, (‘Subu’ or ‘Subra’) (Email: svsubram@hsph.harvard.edu) is a Professor in the Department of Society, Human Development and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). He is also a faculty associate at the Institute of Quantitative Social Sciences at Harvard University and a member of the Steering Committee for the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. He has a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Portsmouth, U.K. with specialization in multilevel statistical methods. His undergraduate and masters training was in Human Geography, with specialization in Urban and Regional Development and Planning from the University of Delhi. Subramanian was a recipient of the 1999–2000 MacArthur Leadership Program in Population and Development Studies based at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. In 2005 he received the National Institutes of Health Career Development Award to pursue research on the social and contextual determinants of asthma.

Subramanian has published over 220 original articles and book chapters in the field of social epidemiology, applied multilevel methods, and health inequalities in India. His research has been published in high impact international journals including BMJ, JAMA, Lancet, PLoS Medicine, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Pediatrics, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, International Journal of Epidemiology, American Journal of Epidemiology, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, and Social Science and Medicine. He has co-written a book entitled, Epidemiology: An introduction, and co-edited a book on Social Capital and Health. Subramanian has been successfully teaching multilevel methods at the HSPH since 2001. He has lectured and conducted workshops on multilevel models in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K., and the U.S.

Subramanian and Jones have co-developed a training manual to assist researchers in the concept and application of multilevel models using the MLwiN program. He has advised more than 75 masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral students as mentor, academic advisor, or dissertation committee member. Subramanian is a Senior Editor of the International Journal Social Science & Medicine. He is also an editorial consultant to The Lancet, and is on the editorial board of the Annals of Association of American Geographers. He is a permanent member of the National Institutes of Health Community Influences on Health Behavior (CIHB) Study Section, and has served as referee for several national and international funding agencies.
More information about Subramanian is available at:
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/faculty/venkata-sankaranarayanan/.

Teaching Assistants and Project Consultants

  • Justin Stoler
    Spatial epidemiology lab consultant
    Department of Geography
    San Diego State University
    Email: stoler@mail.sdsu.edu

  • Sarah Wandersee
    Department of Geography
    San Diego State University
    Email: wandersee@geog.ucsb.edu

Participants

  • Adam Akullian
    Affiliation: University of Washington
    Research Interest: Epidemiology

  • Zack Almquist
    Affiliation: University of California, Irvine
    Research Interest: Sociology

  • Teresa Anchondo
    Affiliation: University of Texas at El Paso
    Research Interest: Health Sciences

  • Kerry Ard
    Affiliation: University of Michigan
    Research Interest: Sociology

  • Rebekah Burroway
    Affiliation: Duke University
    Research Interest: Sociology

  • Peter Capone-Newton
    Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles
    Research Interest: Health Sciences

  • Daniel Corsi
    Affiliation: McMaster University
    Research Interest: Epidemiology

  • Alan Delmerico
    Affiliation: University at Buffalo, SUNY
    Research Interest: Geography

  • Elizabeth Fuentes
    Affiliation: City University of New York
    Research Interest: Demography

  • Chris Galvan
    Affiliation: University at Albany, SUNY
    Research Interest: Sociology

  • Samson Gebreab
    Affiliation: University of Michigan
    Research Interest: Health Sciences

  • Louisa Holmes
    Affiliation: University of Southern California
    Research Interest: Geography

  • Marta Jankowska
    Affiliation: San Diego State University
    Research Interest: Geography

  • Stephanie Jilcott
    Affiliation: East Carolina University
    Research Interest: Health Sciences

  • Linna Li
    Affiliation: University of California, Santa Barbara
    Research Interest: Geography

  • Gordon McCord
    Affiliation: Columbia University / University of California, San Diego
    Research Interest: Economics

  • Allan Joseph Medwick
    Affiliation: National Institutes of Health
    Research Interest: Health Planning

  • Shannon Monnat
    Affiliation: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Research Interest: Sociology

  • Zola Moon
    Affiliation: University of Arkansas
    Research Interest: Rural Sociology

  • Raphael Nawrotzki
    Affiliation: University of Colorado
    Research Interest: Sociology

  • Collin Payne
    Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
    Research Interest: Demography

  • Colin Rehm
    Affiliation: University of Washington
    Research Interest: Epidemiology

  • Ronald Rice
    Affiliation: University of California, Santa Barbara
    Research Interest: Communication

  • Heather Sander
    Affiliation: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ecological Exposure
    Research Interest: Geography

  • Salma Shariff-Marco
    Affiliation: Cancer Prevention Institute of California
    Research Interest: Public Health

  • Clayton Schupp
    Affiliation: Cancer Prevention Institute of California
    Research Interest: Epidemiology

  • Carla Shoff
    Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University
    Research Interest: Rural Sociology

  • Sheryl-Ann Simpson
    Affiliation: Cornell University
    Research Interest: Urban and Regional Planning

  • Jessica Spanier
    Affiliation: DePaul University
    Research Interest: Statistics

  • Laurel Suter
    Affiliation: University of California, Santa Barbara
    Research Interest: Geography

  • Maria Tomas
    Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley
    Research Interest: Demography

  • Jennifer Wang
    Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley
    Research Interest: Environmental Science & Management

  • Enki Yoo
    Affiliation: University at Buffalo, SUNY
    Research Interest: Geography