University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Debarchana Ghosh

 Dr. Debs GhoshPh.D., University of Minnesota (2009)

Office: AUST 438
Office phone: 860-486-4292

Curriculum vitae


Research Interests:

Environmental Health
Public Health
Quantitative Analysis
Spatial Epidemiology


UConn Geography Research Clusters:

Spatial Analysis of Social Issues
Geographic Information Science and Systems


GEOG 3240: Medical and Healthcare Geography
GEOG 5530: Geographic Information Systems Applications in Health Research

Selected Publications

Sander, H., Ghosh, D., and Hodson, CB. 2017. Are greener neighborhoods healthier? Varying associations between body mass index and urban green space. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. Vol 26: 1-10

Ghosh, D., Krishnan, A., Gibson, B., Brown, S., Latkin, CA., and Altice, FL. 2016.  Social Network Strategies to Address HIV Prevention and Treatment Continuum of Care Among At-risk and HIV-infected Substance Users: A Systematic Scoping Review. AIDS and Behavior. 1-25

Zhang, Mengyao, and Ghosh, D. 2015. Spatial supermarket redlining and neighborhood vulnerability: A case study of Hartford in Connecticut. Transactions in GIS. Vol 20 (1): 79-100

Ghosh, D, Gibson, BG*, Morano, JP., and Altice, FL. 2014. Accessibility and utilization patterns of a mobile medical clinic among vulnerable populations. Health and Place. Vol 28: 152-166.

Ghosh. D., and Guha, R. 2013. What are we ‘tweeting’ about obesity? Mapping tweets with Topic Modeling and Geographic Information System. Cartography and Geographic Information Science.  Special Issue of ‘Mapping Cyberspace’. Vol 40(2): 90-102

Recent Grants

Connecting People, Places, and Barriers: The effect of these connections on adherence and retention in care for HIV positive drug users. (Role: Principal Investigator)

Project SMART: This is a randomized controlled trial that will examine the impact of mobile health (mHealth) interventions and social networks among people with HIV who use cocaine. (Role: Co-Investigator)

Network conceptualization of Shopping Behavior. (Role: Collaborator)