Kevin Mwenda

Dr. Kevin Mwenda is an avid Geographic Information Scientist (GIScientist) with a broad interdisciplinary academic & work experience encompassing Environmental Studies & Engineering Sciences, Bio & Geo[Spatial] Statistics, basically GIScience writ large. Kevin obtained his Ph.D in Geography at the Geography Department, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), focusing on Applied Spatial Statistics towards Public Health research, Spatial Epidemiology & Spatial Demography. Dr. Mwenda’s research focuses on changing spatial patterns of health outcomes such as infectious disease and undernutrition among vulnerable populations around the world, and how these patterns are influenced by various environmental, climatic and socioeconomic factors.

Research Interests

  • Applied (Geo)Spatial Statistics
  • Data Science
  • Geographic Information Science (GIScience)
  • Machine Learning
  • Public Health
  • Spatial Demography
  • Spatial Epidemiology


Ph.D., Geographic Information Science & Cartography, University of California, Santa Barbara (2018)

M.A., Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara (2014)

B.A. (Honors), Environmental Studies; minor in Engineering Sciences, Dartmouth College (2010)

Employment History

Lab Manager, Broom Center for Demography, UCSB (2014 – 2018)

GIS/Spatial Analysis Specialist, Dartmouth College (2010 – 2012)

Research Assistant, Computational Genetics Lab, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (2007 – 2010)