Project Outcomes

Publications

Chen, Xiang, Aiyin Zhang, Hui Wang, Adam Gallaher, and Xiaolin Zhu. (2021) Compliance and containment in social distancing: mathematical modeling of COVID-19 across townships. Int. Journal of GIS, 35:3, 446-465. https://doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2021.1873999

Adams, A., Chen, X., Li, W., & Zhang, C.(2020). The disguised pandemic: The importance of data normalization in COVID-19 web mapping. Public Health, 183, 36–37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2020.04.034

Presentations

Benitez Ou, A., Gallaher, A., Adams, A. & Ghosh, D. November 2021. GIS Day, University of Connecticut. A Year of Decisions: A Spatiotemporal Visualization of COVID-19 and Executive Orders in Connecticut. Poster.

Adams, A., Ghosh, D., Gallaher, A., Benitez Ou, A., Cerrai, D., & Zhang, C. November 2021. GIS Day, University of Connecticut. Relation between mobility, extreme weather events, and health: A cases study of COVID-19 outbreaks. Presentation.

Adams, A., Chen, X. Li, W., & Zhang, C.. June 2021. spatial@ucsb.global2021: Spatial Data Science for a Sustainable Future. Normalizing the pandemic: Exploring the cartographic issues in state government COVID-19 dashboards. Poster (https://event.fourwaves.com/spatialucsbglobal2021/abstracts/bbf810f5-3adb-49ee-8e7b-597493099b1b?fbclid=IwAR37rNKwC6GN-KhxNWrMErw1YRpTt6xqklMV4lwQKg2UR806HCV78e4MQSM)

Adams, A., Chen, X. Li, W., & Zhang, C.. May 2021. UConn Center for mHealth and Social Media, COVID19: Media, Misinformation, and Science Communication. Normalizing the pandemic: Exploring the cartographic issues in state government COVID-19 dashboards.  Video Poster.  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq6VbDf9Ps0&t=1s)

Adams, A. Ghosh, D. Gallaher, A. Benitez Ou, A. Cerrai, D. April 2021. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Can power outages during extreme weather events be responsible for COVID-19 outbreaks? Presentation.

Xiang, Chen; Gallaher, Adam. Geospatial Fellows Webinar Series. 2021. Modeling COVID-19 Infections across Townships with Social Distancing Metrics. Invited Presentation.

Adams, A., Chen, X. Li, W., & Zhang, C.. November 2020. Connecticut Virtual GIS Day. The disguised pandemic: The importance of data normalization in COVID-19 web mapping. Presentation.

Gallaher, Adam; Adam, Aaron; Benitez Ou, Ashley; Ghosh, Debs. 2020 CT GIS Day. Town Level Interactive Dashboard to Track COVID-19 in Connecticut. Presentation.

Awards

2021 GIS Certification Institute Map Contest (2nd Place-Student Category), 2021 (Benitez Ou)

Graduate Outstanding Community Engagement Award, 2021. (Adams, Benitez Ou, Gallaher)

UConn’s President COVID Recognition Award for Geography Department’s COVID-19 Dashboard for the state of Connecticut, 2021.

CT GIS Day People’s Choice Award (2nd Place-Student Category), 2020 (Gallaher)

Graduate Student Outstanding Service Award, 2020. (Adams, Benitez Ou, Gallaher)

Media Attention

UConn Today “UConn Researcher Develops Town-Level Model for COVID-19 in Connecticut” January 26th, 2021. Found here

NBC Connecticut “New Haven App Adds New Way to Submit COVID-19 Concerns” April 6th, 2020. Found here