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GIS | Health & Hazards Lab
Department of Geography
Kent State University
412 McGilvrey Hall
Kent, OH 44242
Phone: 330 672-2887
Fax: 330 672-4304
Email: ghhlab@kent.edu

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Collaborators

Kent State University Collaborators

Eric Jefferis
 
Eric Jefferis
Associate Professor
Phone: 330-672-6502
College of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Kent State University


My teaching and research interests focuson community based interventions, research methodologies such as spatio-temporal analyses, evaluation research methods and violence and violence prevention.
Terry_Schwarz

Terry Schwarz
Director, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC)
tschwarz@kent.edu
Phone: 216-357-3426
College of Architecture & Environmental Design
Kent State University


My research interests focus on neighborhood and campus planning, commercial and residential design guidelines, storm water management and green infrastructure strategies.
David_Jurca

David Jurca
Associate Director, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC)
djurca@kent.edu
Phone: 216-357-3438
College of Architecture & Environmental Design
Kent State University


My research interests focus on shrinking cities and working with social media, video and other technologies to develop new techniques for community engagement.
Jeff_Kruth

Jeffery Kruth
Urban Designer, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC)
jkruth@kent.edu
Phone: 216-357-3433
College of Architecture & Environmental Design
Kent State University


My research interests include affordable housing, industrial heritage, civic spaces, urban theory, praxis and pedagogy.
John Staley
 
John Staley
Assistant Professor
Phone: 330-672-6512
College of Public Health (Health Policy and Management)
Kent State University


My research interests focus on disaster preparedness specifically working with the first responder community including law enforcement, fire, and EMS professionals, as well as the impact of preparedness on vulnerable populations such as the elderly, children and college students.
Lauren Porter

Lauren Porter
Assistant Professor
lporte12@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-2562
Department of Sociology
Kent State University


My research interests include crime and justice, health and health behavior, and incarceration and punishment, with specific interests in contemporary shame and sanctioning and collateral consequences of incarceration.
Federico Subervi

Federico Subervi
Professor
fsubervi@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-2572
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Kent State University


My teaching and research interests include exploring the relationship of ethnic minorities to the mass media, especially the Latino community.

External Collaborators

Michael_Leitner

Michael Leitner
Associate Professor
mleitne@lsu.edu
Phone: 225-578-2963
Department of Geography and Anthropology
Louisiana State University


My research interests are focused in utilizing GIS, spatial analysis and computer cartography especially as they relate to crime.
Barrett_Kennedy

Barrett Kennedy
Professor Emeritus
arkenn@lsu.edu
School of Architecture
Louisiana State University


My research interests are in community sustainability, heritage conservation and service-learning.
Jason_Blackburn

Jason K. Blackburn
Director, Spatial Epidemiology & Ecology Research Laboratory (SEER Lab)
Assistant Professor
jkblackburn@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-273-9374
Emerging Pathogens Institute
Department of Geography
University of Florida


My research interests are in GIS, remote sensing, ecological niche modeling, disease ecology, the spatial distribution of disease, anthrax, Bacillus anthracis and bacterial zoonoses.
Peter_Kerndt

Peter Kerndt
Director, Los Angeles County Sexually Trasmitted Disease Program
pkerndt@ph.lacounty.gov
Phone: 213-744-3070
Los Angeles County Sexually Transmitted Disease Program
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health


My research interests focus on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV/AIDS in the public health field.
Andy_Lee

Andy Lee
Director, Diabetes and Metabolic Clinic, Los Angeles County Medical Center
Director, Diabetes and Metabolic Unit, Doctors of USC Downtown
Assistant Professor
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

My research specialties are endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes, specifically the pathophysiology and better treatment strategies of type 2 diabetes.
Steve Smith

Steve Smith
Associate Professor
Smith-Steve@mssu.edu
Department of Social Sciences (Geography)
Missouri Southern State University


My teaching and research interests include spatial cognition and spatial learning, social movements and protests, theories of environmental justice, world-systems theory, geographic education and the history of geographical thought.