Publications and Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. López-Carr, D*., Mwenda K.M.*, Pricope N.G., Kyriakidis P.C., Jankowska M.M., Weeks J., Funk C., Husak G., Michaelsen J. (2016). Climate-Related Child Undernutrition in the Lake Victoria Basin: An Integrated Spatial Analysis of Health Surveys, NDVI, and Precipitation Data, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 9 (6):  2830 – 2835. DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2569411 * Corresponding and co-first author
  2. Mwenda K.M., Kyriakidis P.C., López-Carr, D.  (2015). Quantifying Spatial Uncertainty of Population Estimates: Evidence from three Tanzanian districts, Plurimondi. An International Forum for Research and Debate on Human Settlements. 8(17): 215-221.
  3. Shi, X., Miller, S.D., Mwenda, K.M., Onda, A., Rees, J.R., Onega, T.L., Gui, J., Karagas, M.R., Demidenko, E., Moeschler, J.B. (2013). Mapping Disease at an Approximated Individual Level Using Aggregate Data: A Case Study of Mapping New Hampshire Birth Defects, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10: 4161-4174. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph10094161
  4. Yang Q., Mwenda K.M., Miao G. (2013). Incorporating Geographical Factors with Artificial Neural Networks to predict Reference Values of Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate, International Journal of Health Geographics. 12:11.   DOI: 10.1186/1476-072X-12-11
  5. Sloan C.D., Andrew A.S., Gruber J.F., Mwenda K.M., Moore J.H, Onega T, Karagas M.R, Shi X, Duell E.J. (2012). Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution and Lung Cancer in New Hampshire and Vermont, Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry. 94(3):  605-615. DOI:10.1080/02772248.2012.659930

Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings

  1. López-Carr, D and Mwenda, K.M., Pricope N.G., Kyriakidis P.C., Jankowska M.M., Weeks J, Funk C, Husak, G., Michaelsen J. (2015).  “A Spatial Statistical Analysis of Climate-related Child Malnutrition in the Lake Victoria Basin.” Proceedings of the 2015 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). July 26-31. Milan, Italy.
  2. Mwenda K.M., Shi X.  (2012). ” Spatial Interpolation of Fine Particulate Matter in New Hampshire using Landuse-based Kriging.” GIScience Conference (2012) Columbus, OH, USA.

Professional Presentations

  1. Poster Presentation on “Fine-Scale Spatial Modelling of Child Undernutrition in Kenya” at the PAA 2017 Conference, Apr 27, 2017, in Chicago, IL
  2. Oral Presentation on “Fine-Scale Spatial Modelling of Child Undernutrition in Kenya” at the AAG 2017 Conference, Apr 09, 2017, in Boston, MA
  3. Oral Presentation on “Fine-Scale Spatial Modelling of Child Undernutrition in Kenya” at the African Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC 2017), Mar 08, 2017, in Nairobi, Kenya
  4. Oral Presentation on “A Spatial Analysis of undernutrition and malaria incidence among Kenyan children under 5 years” at the AAG 2016 Conference, Apr 01, 2016, in San Francisco, CA
  5. Oral Presentation on “How High Can Mosquitoes Get?” at the Spatial Lightning Talks, University of California, Santa Barbara, Feb 29, 2016, in Santa Barbara, CA
  6. Oral Presentation on “Visualizing Spatial Data using R” at the Broom Center for Demography, University of California, Santa Barbara Workshop, Feb 12, 2016, in Santa Barbara, CA
  7. Oral Presentation on “Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR)” at the Broom Center for Demography, University of California, Santa Barbara Workshop, Jan 27, 2016, in Santa Barbara, CA
  8. Poster Presentation on “Implications of Spatial Uncertainty of HIV Prevalence Estimates in Tanzania” at the University of California Global Health Day (UCGHD) Conference, Apr 18, 2015, in Los Angeles, CA
  9. Oral Presentation on “Quantifying Uncertainty of Spatial Interpolation of Fine Particulate Matter in Small Regions using Empirical Bayesian Kriging” at the 4th International Chemical and Environmental Conference (ICEEC 2013-14), Feb 15, 2014, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  10. Poster Presentation on “Spatial Interpolation of Fine Particulate Matter in New Hampshire using Landuse-based Kriging” at the GIScience Conference, Sept 18 – 21, 2012, in Columbus, OH
  11. Oral Presentation on “Visualizing Spatial Data using R” at the Broom Center for Demography, University of California, Santa Barbara Workshop on May 28, 2015, in Santa Barbara, CA
  12. Oral Presentation on “U.S. Census Data, Broom Center for Demography” at the Broom Center for Demography, University of California, Santa Barbara Workshop on Nov 19, 2014, in Santa Barbara, CA
  13. Oral Presentation on “Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR)” at the Broom Center for Demography, University of California, Santa Barbara, Workshop, May 20, 2013, in Santa Barbara, CA
  14. Oral Presentation on “Detecting Association between Bladder Cancer Recurrence and Travel Time to Treatment Facility in New Hampshire” at the AAG 2012 Conference, Feb 25, 2012, in Manhattan, NY
  15. Poster Presentation on “Modeling Spatial Variation of Bladder Cancer Prognosis and Travel Time to Treatment Facility using Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR)”at the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) Conference, Jan 3 – 7, 2012, in Kona, HI

Conference Participation

  1. Co-Author: Poster on “Planetary Health: A Framework for Sustainable and Equitable Food and Nutrition Systems in socio-ecological hotspots” at the Planetary Health Annual Meeting, Apr 29 – 30, 2017, in Cambridge, MA
  2. Co-Author: Poster on “Short-Term Mobility and Sexual Behaviour – Testing the Selection, Enabling, and Influence Hypotheses” at the PAA 2017 conference, Apr 28, 2017, in Chicago, IL
  3. Session Co-organizer and Chair: Session on Uncertainty in Spatial Patterns: Featured under Uncertainty and Context in Geography and GIScience theme at the AAG 2017 conference, Apr 07, 2017, in Boston, MA
  4. Session Co-organizer: Session on Space and place in population, health, and environment research: AAG 2016 conference, Apr 01, 2016, in San Francisco, CA
  5. Discussant:  Panel on “Spatial Information for Human Health” at the University of California, Santa Barbara SPATIAL un-conference, Dec 9-11, 2015, in Santa Barbara, CA
  6. Session Chair: Panel on Healthy Geographies: Travel, Transportation and Health” at the AAG 2012 conference, Feb 25, 2012, in Manhattan, NY