|Adam B. Gallaher is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography at the University of Connecticut. His research focuses on energy and transportation within the broader picture of energy transitions and low-carbon solutions to the previously mentioned sectors. Through the use of Geographic Information Science, Spatial Analysis, and Statistics, Adam works towards identifying solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing societies as it relates to energy and transportation. As part of the Covid-19 team, Adam built and has maintained the Covid-19 town-level dashboard over the past two years.
|Aaron M. Adams is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography at the University of Connecticut. His research interests involve Geographic Information Systems, Cartography, Spatial visualization, and how they can be applied to spatial problems. Currently, the problems he is applying those skills to are in the field of public health. As part of the COVID-19 team, Aaron helped create visualizations to include in the dashboard over the past two years.
|Ashley G. Benítez Ou is a Ph.D student in the Department of Geography at the University of Connecticut and an Environmental Analyst for Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Her research focuses on urban environment planning and public policies in the context of climate resilience and adaptation. Her dissertation examines the dynamics of multilevel and multi-scalar adaptation governance systems for climate justice and equity in Latin America. As part of the COVID-19 team, Ashley developed a visualization to track associations between Policy Decisions and COVID-19 Infection for Connecticut.
|Debarchana (Debs) Ghosh is an Associate Professor of Geography at UConn, Principal Investigator of the Institute on Collaboration for Health Intervention and Policy, and affiliated with Yale University Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS. As a health geographer, Debs’ research and teaching are primarily focused on the reciprocal relationship between place and health, health disparities, social justice, and geospatial analysis. More recently, Dr. Ghosh is working on community-engaged research in collaboration with community-based organizations (CBOs) such as Hartford Food Alliance, UConn-Extensions, DC-based HIV-CBOs, Yale-New Haven’s Community Health Care Van, Connecticut’s Judicial Branch, and Connecticut Children’s Hospital. As part of the Covid-19 team, Debs is the faculty lead and has provided intellectual, resource, and data support to maintain the project over the past two years.