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Publications

Welcome to the GIS | Health & Hazards Lab Publication Page!

To navigate through the list of publications associated with past and current research projects and personnel, please use the links located within the table of contents to the left.  All publications have been organized into three broad categories, each of which is associated with one of the links within the table of contents (GIS, Health and Hazards).  Additionally, each of these three categories is organized into three sub-categories.

GIS

Methods for Health and Hazards Research

  • Mills, J.W., Curtis, A., and J. Upperman  (2012) Using a Geographic Information System (GIS) to Assess Pediatric Surge Potential after an Earthquake Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 6 163-169
  • Aubrecht, C., S. Freire, C. Neuhold, A. Curtis, K. Steinnocher (2012) Introducing a temporal component in spatial vulnerability analysis. Disaster Advances 5(2) 48-53
  • Mills, J.W., Curtis, A., Pine, J., Kennedy, B., Jones, F., Ramani, R. and D. Bausch. (2008) The clearinghouse concept: a model for geospatial data centralization and dissemination in a disaster Disasters: The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management32(3): 467-479
  • Blackburn, J.K., Curtis, A., Currin Mujica, F., Jones, F., Dorn, P. and R. Coates (2008) The development of the Chagas’ Online Data Entry System (CODES-GIS), Transactions in GIS 12(2): 249-265.
  • 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.
  • Kent, J., Leitner, M. and A. Curtis (2006) Evaluating the usefulness of functional distance measures when calibrating journey-to-crime distance decay algorithms Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 30(2): 181-200.
  • Curtis, A (1999) Using a spatial filter and a geographic information system to improve rabies surveillance data Journal of Emerging Infectious Disease 5(5): 603-606.
  • Curtis, A. and J. Mills (2009) GIS, Human Geography and Disasters University Readers
  • Curtis, A. and M. Leitner (2006) Geographical Information Systems and Public Health: Eliminating Perinatal Disparity IGP/INFOSCI/IRM Press Hershey-London-Melbourne-Singapore-Beijing.

Spatially Encoded Video

  • Burkett, BC and A Curtis (2011) Classifying wildfire risk at the building scale in the Wildland-Urban Interface: Applying spatial video approaches to Los Angeles CountyRisk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy 2:4 Article 6
  • Curtis, A., and J.W. Mills (2011) Spatial video data collection in a post-disaster landscape: The Tuscaloosa Tornado of April 27th 2011. Applied Geography 32 393-400
  • Mills, J.W., A.J. Curtis, B. Kennedy, S.W. Kennedy, and J. Edwards. (2010) Geospatial video for field data collection. Applied Geography 30(4) 533-547
  • Curtis, A., Duval-Diop, D.,and J. Novak  (2010) Identifying spatial patterns of recovery and abandonment in the Post-Katrina Holy Cross neighborhood of New Orleans Cartography and Geographic Information Science 37(1): 45-56
  • Duval-Diop, D., Curtis, A., and A. Clark (2010) Enhancing Equity with Public Participatory GIS in Hurricane Rebuilding: Faith Based Organizations, Community Mapping, and Policy Advocacy Journal of Community Development Society 41(1): 32-49
  • Curtis, A., Mills, J.W., Kennedy, B., Fotheringham, S. 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 & Crisis Management 15(4): 208-219.

Spatial Confidentiality

  • 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., Mills, J.W., L. Augustin and M. Cockburn (2011) Confidentiality Risks in Fine Scale Aggregations of Health Data Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 35 57-64.
  • Boulos, K. M.N., Curtis, A. and P. AbdelMalik (2009) Musings on privacy issues in health research involving disaggregate geographic data about individuals International Journal of Health Geographics 8:46.
  • Leitner, M., Mills, J. and A. Curtis (2007) Can novices to geospatial technology compromise spatial confidentiality? Kartographische Nachrichten (‘Cartographic News’) 57(2): 78-84.
  • Curtis, A., Mills, J.W., 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.
  • Leitner, M. and A. Curtis (2006) A first step towards a framework for presenting the location of confidential point data on maps - results of an empirical perceptual study International Journal of Geographical Information Science 20(7):797-811.
  • Leitner, M. and A. Curtis (2004) Cartographic guidelines for geographically masking the location of confidential point data Cartographic Perspectives 49: 22-39.

Health

Urban Health

  • Lee, C. C., S. C. Sheridan, and S. Lin, 2013: Relating weather types to asthma-related hospital admissions in New York State. EcoHealth, in press.
  • Guerrero, E.G., Pan, K. B., Curtis, A., and E. L. Lizano (2011) Availability of substance abuse treatment services in Spanish: A GIS analysis of Latino communities in Los Angeles County, California Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 6:21
  • Curtis, A. (2010) Chronic disease as an evacuation impediment: using a Geographic Information System and 911 call data after Katrina to determine neighborhood scale health vulnerability Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy 1(3) Article 5
  • Curtis, A and W A Lee (2010) Spatial patterns of diabetes related health problems for vulnerable populations in Los Angeles International Journal of Health Geographics 9:43
  • Butke, P. S. and S. C. Sheridan, 2010: An analysis of the relationship between weather and aggressive crime in Cleveland, Ohio. Weather, Climate and Society, 2, 127-139.
  • Sheridan, S. C., and A. J. Kalkstein, 2010: Seasonal variability in heat-related mortality across the United States. Natural Hazards, 55, 291-305.
  • Sheridan, S. C., A. J. Kalkstein, and L. S. Kalkstein, 2009: Trends in heat-related mortality in the United States, 1975-2004. Natural Hazards, 50, 145-160. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-008-9327-2.
  • Curtis, A (2008) From Healthy Start to Hurricane Katrina: using GIS to eliminate disparities in perinatal health Statistics in Medicine 27(20): 3984-3997.
  • 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., Mills, J.W. and M. Leitner (2007) Katrina and vulnerability: the geography of stress Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 18(2): 315—330.
  • Dolney, T. J., and S. C. Sheridan, 2006: The relationship between extreme heat and ambulance calls for the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Environmental Research, 101, 94-103.
  • Curtis, A. and M. Leitner (2006) Geographical Information Systems and Public Health: Eliminating Perinatal Disparity IGP/INFOSCI/IRM Press Hershey-London-Melbourne-Singapore-Beijing.
  • Rainham, D. G. C., K. E. Smoyer-Tomic, S. C. Sheridan and R. T. Burnett, 2005: Synoptic weather patterns and modification of the association between air pollution and human mortality.  International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 15, 347-360. DOI: 10.1080/09603120500289119.
  • Sheridan, S. C. and T. J. Dolney, 2003: Heat, mortality, and level of urbanization: Measuring vulnerability across Ohio, USA. Climate Research, 24, 255-265.

Emerging Infectious Disease

  • Lentz, JA.,  Blackburn, J.K. and A Curtis (2011) Evaluating Patterns of a White-band Disease (WBD) Outbreak in Acropora palmata Using Spatial Analysis: A Comparison of Transect and Colony Clustering, PLoS ONE 6(7): e21830. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021830
  • Blackburn, J.K., Curtis, A., Hadfield, T.L., O’Shea, B., Mitchell, M.A., and M.E. Hugh-Jones  (2010) Confirmation of Bacillus anthracis from Flesh Eating Flies Collected During a West Texas Anthrax Season  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 46(3) 918-922
  • Blackburn, J.K., Mitchell, M.A., Holley Blackburn, M.C, Curtis, A., and B.A. Thompson   (2010) Evidence of antibiotic resistance in free-swimming top-level marine predatory fishes Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 41(1) 7-16
  • Blackburn, J.K., Curtis, A., Currin Mujica, F., Jones, F., Dorn, P. and R. Coates (2008) The development of the Chagas’ Online Data Entry System (CODES-GIS), Transactions in GIS 12(2): 249-265.
  • Blackburn, J., McNyset, K., Curtis, A. and M. Hugh-Jones (2007) Modeling the geographic distribution of bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax disease, for the contiguous united states using predictive ecological niche modeling American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 77(6): 1103-1110.
  • Dorn, P.L., Monroy, C. and A. Curtis (2007) Triatoma dimidiata(Latreille, 1811): A review of its diversity across its geographic range and the relationship among populations  Infection, Genetics and Evolution 7(2): 343-352.
  • Curtis, A (1999) Using a spatial filter and a geographic information system to improve rabies surveillance data Journal of Emerging Infectious Disease 5(5): 603-606.

Health and GIS

  • Curtis, A., Mills, J.W. and J. Blackburn (2007) A spatial variant of the basic reproduction number for the New Orleans yellow fever epidemic of 1878 The Professional Geographer 59(4): 492-502.
  • Curtis, A (2008) Three-dimensional visualization of cultural clusters in the 1878 yellow fever epidemic of New Orleans International Journal Health Geographics 7:47.
  • Hinman, S., Blackburn, J. and A. Curtis (2006)  Spatial and temporal structure of typhoid outbreaks in Washington DC 1906-1909: evaluating local clustering with the Gi* statistic International Journal of Health Geographics 5:13.

Hazards

Mitigation and Planning

  • Mills, J.W., Curtis, A., and J. Upperman  (2012) Using a Geographic Information System (GIS) to Assess Pediatric Surge Potential after an Earthquake Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 6 163-169
  • Aubrecht, C., S. Freire, C. Neuhold, A. Curtis, K. Steinnocher (2012) Introducing a temporal component in spatial vulnerability analysis. Disaster Advances 5(2) 48-53
  • Sheridan, S. C., C. C. Lee, M. J. Allen, and L. S. Kalkstein, 2012: Future heat vulnerability in California Part I: Projecting future weather types and heat events. Climatic Change, in press.
  • Sheridan, S. C., M. J. Allen, C. C. Lee, and L. S. Kalkstein, 2012: Future heat vulnerability in California, Part II: Projecting future heat-related mortality. Climatic Change, in press.
  • Keller, D. M. M., Schmidlin, T. W. 2012. Vehicle-related flood deaths in the United States, 1995-2005. Journal of Flood Risk Management 5:153-163.
  • Schmidlin, T. W. 2011. Public health consequences of the Hurricane Ike windstorm in Ohio. Natural Hazards 58: 235-249.
  • Ono, Y., T. W. Schmidlin. 2011. Design and adoption of household tornado shelters for Bangladesh. Natural Hazards 56: 321-330.
  • Burkett, BC and A Curtis (2011) Classifying wildfire risk at the building scale in the Wildland-Urban Interface: Applying spatial video approaches to Los Angeles County Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy 2:4 Article 6
  • Schmidlin, T. W. 2010. Risk factors and social vulnerability. Proceedings of International Forum on Tornado Disaster Risk Reduction for Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh, p. 104-108, Wind Engineering Research Center, Tokyo Polytechnic University.
  • Hayhoe, K. S. C. Sheridan, L. S. Kalkstein, and J. S. Greene, 2010: Climate change, heat waves and mortality projections for Chicago. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 36, 65-73.
  • Hajat, S., S. C. Sheridan, M. J. Allen, M. Pascal, K. Laaidi, A. agouti, U. Bickis, A. Tobias, D. Bourque, B. G. Armstrong, T. Kosatsky, 2010: Which days of hot weather are identified as dangerous by Heat-Health Warning Systems? A comparison of the predictive capacity of different approaches. American Journal of Public Health, 100, 1137-1144.
  • Schmidlin, T. W. 2009. Tornadoes and severe local storms. In Y. Tamura, ed., Proceedings of ISWE4 - The Fourth International Symposium on Wind Effects on Buildings and Urban Environment, Tokyo, p. 32-35.
  • Schmidlin, T. W. 2009. Human fatalities from wind-related tree failures in the United States, 1995-2007. Natural Hazards 50: 13-25.
  • Schmidlin, T. W., B. O. Hammer, Y. Ono, P. S. King. 2009. Tornado shelter-seeking behavior and tornado shelter options among mobile home residents in the United States. Natural Hazards 48: 191-201.
  • Schmidlin, T. W. 2006. On evacuation and deaths from Hurricane Katrina. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 87: 754-756.
  • Senkbeil, J. C. and S. C. Sheridan, 2006: A post-landfall hurricane classification system for the United States. Journal of Coastal Research, 22, 1025-1034.
  • Schmidlin, T. W., B. Hammer, P. King, L. S. Miller, G. Thumann, H. Wetherington. 2005. Use of a parking garage as a hurricane evacuation 'Refuge of Last Resort.' International Journal of Emergency Management 2: 249-262.
  • Schmidlin, T. W., B. Hammer, P. King, L. S. Miller, G. Thumann, H. Wetherington. 2005. Critical wind speeds to upset two styles of ambulances and a city bus. Journal of Emergency Management 3(2): 21-26.
  • Hayhoe, K. and other authors, including S. C. Sheridan, 2004: Climate Changes, Extreme Heat and Heat Mortality in California. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 101, 12422-12427.
  • Sheridan, S. C. and L. S. Kalkstein, 2004: Progress in Heat Watch-Warning System Technology. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 85, 1931-1941.
  • Schmidlin, T. W., B. Hammer, P. King, Y. Ono, L. S. Miller, G. Thumann. 2002. Unsafe at any (wind) speed? Testing the stability of motor vehicles in severe winds. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 83: 1821-1830.
  • Schwartz, R. M., T. W. Schmidlin. 2002. Blizzard climatology for the contiguous United States, 1959-2000. Journal of Climate 15: 1765-1772.
  • Schmidlin, T. W., B. O. Hammer, J. Knabe. 2001. Tornado shelters in mobile home parks in the United states. The American Society of Professional Emergency Planners Journal, 2001 annual issue, pages 1-15.
  • Hammer, B.O., T. W. Scmidlin. 2001. Vehicle-occupant deaths caused by tornadoes in the United States 1900-1998.  Environmental Hazards 2: 105-118.

Response

  • Corobov, R., S. C. Sheridan, N. Opopol, and K. L. Ebi, 2013: Heat-related mortality in Moldova: The summer of 2007. International Journal of Climatology, in press.
  • Curtis, A., and J.W. Mills (2011) Spatial video data collection in a post-disaster landscape: The Tuscaloosa Tornado of April 27th 2011 Applied Geography 32 393-400
  • Curtis, A. (2010) Chronic disease as an evacuation impediment: using a Geographic Information System and 911 call data after Katrina to determine neighborhood scale health vulnerability Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy 1(3) Article 5
  • Curtis, A (2008) From Healthy Start to Hurricane Katrina: using GIS to eliminate disparities in perinatal health Statistics in Medicine 27(20): 3984-3997.
  • Mills, J.W., Curtis, A., Pine, J., Kennedy, B., Jones, F., Ramani, R. and D. Bausch. (2008) The clearinghouse concept: a model for geospatial data centralization and dissemination in a disaster Disasters: The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management32(3): 467-479
  • Sheridan, S. C., 2007: A survey of public perception and response to heat warnings across four North American cities: an evaluation of municipal effectiveness. International Journal of Biometeorology, 52: 3-15. DOI:10.1007/s00484-006-0052-9.
  • Curtis, A., Mills, J.W., Kennedy, B., Fotheringham, S. 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 & Crisis Management 15(4): 208-219.
  • Curtis, A., Mills, J.W. 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., Mills, J.W., Blackburn, J.K. and J.C. Pine (2006) Louisiana State University geographic information system support of hurricane Katrina recovery operations International Journal Mass Emergencies and Disasters 24(2):203–221.
  • Antipova, A. and A. Curtis (2007) Public Health and Disasters: The Relationship Between Pregnancy Outcomes and Hurricane Andrew VDM Verlag Dr. Muller e. K (VDM Publishing House) Saarbrucken, Germany.
  • Hammer, B.O., T. W. Schmidlin. 2002. Response to warnings during the 3 May 1999 Oklahoma City tornado: Reasons and relative injury rates. Weather and Forecasting 17: 577-581.

Recovery

  • 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., Pine, J., Marx, B., Li, B. and J. Mills (2011) A Multiple Additive Regression Tree Analysis of Three Exposure Measures during Hurricane Katrina: Implications for Recovery in Orleans Parish Disasters: The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management 35(1) 19-35
  • Curtis, A., Duval-Diop, D.,and J. Novak  (2010) Identifying spatial patterns of recovery and abandonment in the Post-Katrina Holy Cross neighborhood of New Orleans Cartography and Geographic Information Science 37(1): 45-56
  • Duval-Diop, D., Curtis, A., and A. Clark (2010) Enhancing Equity with Public Participatory GIS in Hurricane Rebuilding: Faith Based Organizations, Community Mapping, and Policy Advocacy Journal of Community Development Society 41(1): 32-49