Ellen K. Cromley, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, UConn Health (Affiliate)

Research Overview

My research is generally concerned with advancing our understanding of human health from a medical geographic perspective. Medical geography is a field of study investigating geographical patterns of health and disease, the location of health services and geographical factors affecting their utilization, and the role of spatial analysis and mapping health research. I am particularly interested in using geographic information systems to support spatial analysis in health studies. At InCHIP, I have collaborated with Dr. Blair Johnson to incorporate geo-spatial techniques in meta-analyses of HIV/AIDS prevention studies. I have most recently collaborated with colleagues in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Lund University, Sweden, as a visiting professor. The focus of this work is local spatial statistics and their use in epidemiology. In the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, I am working with colleagues and students on methods for measuring the built environment and incorporating neighborhood contextual factors in health research.


BA, 1976, Urban and Environmental Studies, Case Western Reserve University
MA, 1978, Geography, The Ohio State University
PhD, 1984, Geography, University of Kentucky

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut
School of Medicine
Department of Community Medicine and Health Care
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 6325
Farmington, CT 06030-6325