I’m happy to announce that my proposal, “Identifying disparities in pediatric asthma outcomes based on spatiotemporal access to relevant health services”, submitted to the CCTST PCOR funding announcement was funded.
A manuscript I am a collaborator on was just accepted for publication at the American Society of Civil Engineer’s journal: Natural Hazards Review.
The paper, titled “Impacts of disrupted road networks in siting relief facility locations: A case study for Leon County, FL” was lead by PhD student Holly Nowell and coauthored by Dr. Mark Horner and myself.
I’ll post more when the online first version becomes available!
Since 2004, I’ve run at least one half or full marathon a year – for a total of a few dozen half marathons with a 1:27:19 PR and four full marathons (Chicago, Tallahassee, Niagara Falls International, and Columbus) with a 3:20:31 PR. Hard to believe I’ve been doing this for 10 years now.
Tomorrow, I’ll race the Columbus Full again and try to hit a new personal record of ~3:15, with a “back up” goal of hitting <3:20. Columbus puts on a great race, with a nice flat course. I think I’ve always enjoyed these long races (as well as the training) because it gives me an opportunity to explore wherever I’m living – and forces me to get out and run in places I may be visiting.
Anyhow – I’m looking forward to this trip and race (see the map below).
This past year, my MA student Nate W has been working on a new bicycle map for the Cincinnati metro. He’s finally received the shipment of maps, and distributed them throughout the city. For more on the map and locations where you can pick up your own free bike map, check out his page here: http://cincymap.org/blog/bike-map-locations/
Next, my PhD student Daniel S has had a great run lately, having two papers accepted for presentation at the peer-reviewed Annual Meeting of the Transportation Review Board. More can be said about this work soon, but for now – Daniel is examining how urban residents’ movements can be used to understand a city’s form and function. I’ll be excited to discuss this more when the work is officially published.
Beyond all of these developments, I am co-organizing the upcoming 2015 AAG’s International Geospatial Health Research Symposium, and am actively involved (chairing/organizing) in sessions titled “Mobility, Health and the City”, “Spatial Epidemiology”, and “Innovative Geospatial Applications for Food and Health Research.” Shoot me an email if you’re interested in any of these!
Michael Widener @ the Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto