Human Mobility Study Redefines Impact of Food Environments

Professor Peter Chen has led a project utilizing nationwide human mobility data to study retail food environments in the U.S. The study employs large-scale GPS tracking data covering over 94 million food store visits to understand how food activities can influence dietary health outcomes. The research has been published in Nature Communications (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-023-42667-8).   Find the […]

Ailing Jin Wins First Place in UCGIS Lightning Talks

Ailing Jin, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography at the University of Connecticut, won first place in the Lightning Talk Competition at the UCGIS 2023 Symposium.  The event, which took place from June 6 to June 9, was held at Yale University this year.  The UCGIS is recognized as one of the largest […]

Wind Project awarded Provost Research Excellence Award

Congratulations to Nat Trumbull (Geography), Carol Atkinson-Palombo (Geography), Syma Ebben (Agricultural and Resource Economics), Oksan Bayulgen (Political Science), and Lyle Scruggs (Political Science) on being awarded a Provost Research Excellence Award for their project titled:  Offshore wind blows ashore: Investigating the social impacts and perceptions of offshore wind projects in New England. This work is […]

Dr. Ghosh Receives Grant to Study Cancer Disparities Among U.S. African Americans

Dr. Debs Ghosh, associate professor in the Department of Geography in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and principal investigator at UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP), received a grant through the American Cancer Society to study multi-level drivers of cancer disparities impacting African Americans.  This study will build […]