Debarchana (Debs) Ghosh

Assistant Professor,
Geography (Principal Investigator)



Research Overview

My research employs an interdisciplinary approach to investigate health issues with the goal of providing quantitative evidence for intervention and preventive policies. Specifically, I focus on: 1) spatiotemporal modeling of infectious diseases and toxic releases and their association with unsustainable use of urban and environmental resources, 2) public health impacts of food deserts (current research), 3) Access to HIV/AIDS intervention programs (future research), and 4) environmental justice. I develop several analytical frameworks combining Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial statistics, machine-learning algorithms, and social network analysis as well as qualitative techniques to address the above mentioned health issues.

Education

2005 – 2009 – Ph.D. (Geography), Department of Geography, University of Minnesota
Title: “A Geospatial Analysis of West Nile Virus in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area of Minnesota”
2002 – 2004 – M.Phil (Population Studies), Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.
2000 – 2002 – M.A (Geography), Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.
1997 – 2000 – B.Sc. (Geography), Presidency College, University of Calcutta, India.

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Emaildebarchana.ghosh@uconn.edu
Phone860.486.4292
Phone (alternate)814.360.7580
Mailing AddressDepartment of Geography
215 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4148
Storrs, CT 06269-4148
Office LocationAustin Building, Room 422