Dr. Jacqueline W. Curtis is the Associate Director of the GIS | Health & Hazards Lab and Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography. Dr. Curtis studies post-disaster recovery and planning as they impact Maternal Child Health (MCH). Her current projects focus on the use of geospatial technologies and spatial analysis to map and assess use and perception of physical activity environments for children in derelict neighborhoods. More broadly, she is interested in the role of women in shaping healthy neighborhood environments, especially in the American South.
Dr. Curtis holds a Ph.D. in Geography from Louisiana State University (LSU). She has served as a faculty member at LSU in the Disaster Science and Management Program, as well as in the Departments of Geography at the University of Southern California (USC) and California State University Long Beach (CSULB). She is an Editorial Board Member and Book Review Editor for the journal, Cartography and Geographic Information Science (CaGIS), as well as a recipient of the Association of American Geographers’ Meredith F. Burrill Award.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Book Review Editor, Cartography and Geographic Information Science Journal (CaGIS) (2012)
Guest Editor, Special Issue of Cartography and Geographic Information Science Journal (CaGIS): Special Issue on Mapping Hazards and Disasters (2009-2010)
Books and Monographs
Curtis, A. and J. Mills. (2009) GIS, Human Geography and Disasters. San Diego: University Readers.
Articles in Refereed Journals
Curtis, J.W., E. Shiau, B. Lowery, D. Sloane, K. Hennigan, and A. Curtis. The Prospects and Problems for Integrating Sketch Maps with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Understand Environmental Perception: A Case Study of Mapping Youth Fear in Los Angeles Gang Neighborhoods. Environment and Planning B (forthcoming)
Curtis, J.W. (2012) Integrating GIS with Sketch Maps to Explore Fear of Crime in the Urban Environment: A Review of the Past and Prospects for the Future. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 39(4): 175-186.
Curtis, J.W., A. Curtis, and J. Upperman. (2012) Using a Geographic Information System (GIS) to Assess Pediatric Surge Potential after a Disaster. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 6: 163-169.
Curtis, A. and J.W. Mills. (2011) Crime in Urban Post-disaster Environments: A Methodological Framework from New Orleans. Urban Geography 32(4): 488-510.
Curtis, A., J.W. Mills, L. Augustin, and M. Cockburn. (2011) Confidentiality Risks in Fine Scale Aggregations of Health Data. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 35(1): 57-64.
Curtis, A., B. Li, B. Marx, J.W. Mills, and J. Pine. (2011) A Multiple Additive Regression Tree Analysis of Three Exposure Measures during Hurricane Katrina: Implications for Recovery in Orleans Parish. Disasters 35(1): 19-35.
Mills, J.W., A. Curtis, B. Kennedy, S.W. Kennedy, J. Edwards. (2010) Geospatial Video for Field Data Collection. Journal of Applied Geography 30(4): 533-547.
Mills, J.W. (2009) Spatial Decision Support in a Post-Disaster Environment: A Community-Focused Approach. Cartographica 44(1): 17-31.
Mills, J.W., A. Curtis, J.C. Pine, B. Kennedy, F. Jones, R. Ramani, and D. Bausch. (2008) The Clearinghouse Concept: A Model for Geospatial Data Centralization and Dissemination in a Disaster. Disasters 32(3): 467-479.
Mills, J.W. and A. Curtis. (2008) Geospatial Approaches for Disease Risk Communication in Marginalized Communities. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action 2(1): 61-72.
Curtis, A., J.W. Mills, and J.K. Blackburn. (2007) The Calculation of a Spatial Basic Reproduction Number for Yellow Fever in 1878 New Orleans. The Professional Geographer 59(4): 492-502.
Curtis, A., J.W. Mills, B. Kennedy, S. Fotheringham, and T. McCarthy. (2007) Understanding the Geography of Post-Traumatic Stress: An Academic Justification for Using a Spatial Video Acquisition System in the Response to Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management 15(4): 208-219.
Leitner, M., Mills, J.W. and A. Curtis. (2007) Can Novices to Geospatial Technology Compromise Spatial Confidentiality? Kartographische Nachrichten 57 (2): 78-84.
Curtis, A., J.W. Mills, and M. Leitner. (2007) Katrina and Vulnerability: The Geography of Stress. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 18(2): 315-330.
Curtis, A., J.W. Mills, J.K. Blackburn, J.C. Pine, and B. Kennedy. (2006) Louisiana State University Geographic Information System Support of Hurricane Katrina Recovery Operations. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 24(2): 203-221.
Curtis, A., J.W. Mills, and M. Leitner. (2006) Spatial Confidentiality and GIS: Re-engineering Mortality Locations from Published Maps about Hurricane Katrina. International Journal of Health Geographics 5(44) (available online: http://www.ij-healthgeographics.com/content/5/1/44
Mills, J.W. and W.T. Mealor, Jr. (2003) Deltapine Revisited: the Metamorphosis of a Plantation.Southeastern Geographer 43(2): 241-256.
Curtis, A., J.W. Mills, T. McCarthy, A.S. Fotheringham, and W. Fagan. (2010) “Space and Time Changes in Neighborhood Recovery after a Disaster Using a Spatial Video Acquisition System” in Showalter, P. and Y. Lu (eds.) Geospatial Techniques in Urban Hazard and Disaster Analysis. Berlin: Springer.
Curtis, A., J.W. Mills, and M. Leitner. (2009) “Katrina and Vulnerability: The Geography of Stress” in Brennan, V. (ed). Natural Disasters and Public Health: Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Mills, J.W. (2005) “Rural Health Issues and Their Investigation in a GIS Environment” in Curtis, A. and M. Leitner. Geographical Information Systems and Public Health: Eliminating Perinatal Disparity Hershey-London-Melbourne-Singapore-Beijing: IGI Press.
Other Significant Publications
Curtis, A., J.W. Mills, and M. Leitner. (2006) Keeping an eye on privacy issues with geospatial data. Nature 441: 7090 p150.
Mills. J.W. (2008) Geospatial Analysis: A Comprehensive Guide to Principles, Techniques, and Software Tools, 2nd edition by Michael J. de Smith, Michael F. Goodchild, and Paul A. Longley. Transactions in GIS 12(5): 645-647.
Mills, J.W., A. Curtis, W. Fagan, C. Core. (2008) The Spatial Video Acquisition System as an Approach to Capturing Damage and Recovery Data After a Disaster: A Case Study from the Super Tuesday Tornadoes. Quick Response Report. University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center Quick Response Reports. Available online: http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/research/qr/Mills_Curtis_Fagan_Core.pdf
Mills, J.W. and A. Curtis. (2006) Technology to Empower the Impacted: Some Routes to Recovery. White Paper for the Rebuilding New Orleans Conference. September 24-27. New Orleans, Louisiana. Available online: http://rebuildingneworleans.ce.gatech.edu/docs/Rebuilding%20New%20Orleans%20by%20jwm%20and%20ac.pdf
Curtis, A., J.W. Mills, J.K. Blackburn, and J.C. Pine. (2006) Hurricane Katrina: GIS Response for a Major Metropolitan Area. Quick Response Report #180. University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center Quick Response Reports. Available online: http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/research/qr/qr180/qr180.html
Mills, J.W. (2010) Introduction to the Special Issue on Mapping Hazards and Disasters. Guest Editorial in Cartography and Geographic Information Science 37(1): 5-6.
Mills, J.W. (2008) Understanding Disaster: GI Science Contributions to the Ongoing Recovery from Katrina. Guest Editorial in Transactions in GIS 12(1): 1-4.
Articles in Non-refereed Professional Journals
Boyd, K.A. and J.W. Mills. (2007) GIS Applications during Response to Hurricane Katrina: Small, Local Government and State Government Experiences. Directions Magazine. Available online: http://www.directionsmag.com/articles/gis-applications-during-response-to-hurricane-katrina-small-local-governmen/122896
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