Yale University

Debarchana (Debs) Ghosh, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Georgraphy, University of Connecticut


My research employs an interdisciplinary approach to investigate health issues with the goal of providing quantitative evidence for intervention and preventive policies. Specifically, I focus on: 1) spatiotemporal modeling of infectious diseases and toxic releases and their association with unsustainable use of urban and environmental resources, 2) public health impacts of food deserts (current research), 3) Access to HIV/AIDS intervention programs (future research), and 4) environmental justice. I develop several analytical frameworks combining Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial statistics, machine-learning algorithms, and social network analysis as well as qualitative techniques to address the above mentioned health issues.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Environmental Health
  • Public Health
  • GIS
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Spatial Epidemiology