Dr. Jacqueline Curtis is a spatial epidemiologist with expertise in environment-health relationships. She has pioneered techniques that are now widely adopted for improved data collection of the built and social environments, specifically using human local knowledge and perception of these spaces. Currently, Dr. Curtis is focused on using spatial epidemiology to advance clinical interventions for improved patient-centered care across a variety of conditions experienced by socially vulnerable populations and those marked by stigma which impact the health of girls and women. In her research, teaching, and service, she is passionate in promoting the strengths and improving the health of neurodiverse people (e.g., ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, etc.).
Spatial epidemiology, mapping local knowledge, environment-health relationships
Spatial epidemiology, mapping local knowledge, environment-health relationships.
Find Dr. Curtis' publications here.
- Cartography and Geographic Information Science, editorial board
- Cartography and Geographic Information Science and International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, guest editor
- Occasional review responsibilities for over 30 journals covering Geographic Information Science (GISc), health, and environment, including American Journal of Public Health, Health and Place, and International Journal of Health Geographics
Contributions to science:
- Development of data collection and spatial analysis methods to identify the processes that create health risks for marginalized populations in their communities
- Enhancement of geospatial approaches to document and analyze the knowledge and perceptions of these groups so their insights can be examined as valuable and authoritative data on Social Determinants of Health necessary to inform interventions
- Dissemination approaches for geospatial scientific data in forms that are accessible and relevant to educate the public and decision-makers on risks and assets in their communities