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Yongmei Lu

yongmei lu

Professor and Chair
Ph.D., Geography, SUNY Buffalo, 2001
Office:   ELA 141
Phone:  512.245.1337
Vita       HB2504 information
Research Interests:  GIScience, Urban and Regional Analysis, Health and Medical Geography, Crime Geography

Selected Publications (recent 5 years)


Lu, Y. and E. Delmelle (eds) 2020. Geospatial Technologies for Urban Health. Springer Nature Switzerland AG. ISBN: 978-3-030-19572-4 (print), 978-3-030-19573-1 (eBook)

Articles: (*indicating graduate students or post-doc fellows at the time of research and/or paper writing)
Iyanda* A., R. Adeleke, Y. Lu, T. Osayomi, A. Adaralegbe, M. Lasode, and N. Chima-Adaralegbe. 2020 (in press). A retrospective cross-national examination of COVID-19 outbreak in 175 countries: a multiscale geographically weighted regression analysis (January 11-June 28, 2020). Journal of Infection and Public Health. DOI: 10.1016/j.jiph.2020.07.006

Iyanda*, A. E., B. J. Dinkins, T. Osayomi, T. J. Adeusi, Y. Lu, and J. R. Oppong. (in press) Fertility knowledge, contraceptive use and unwanted child/pregnancy among women age 15-24 in 29 Africa Countries. The International Journal of Public Health. DOI: 10.1007/s00038-020-01356-9

Iyanda*, A. E., O. H. Olowofeso, K. A. Boakye, Y. Lu. (In Press). Determinants of gender-based violence and its physiological effects among women in 12 African countries. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. DOI: 10.1177/0886260519888536 (published online: December 2, 2019)

Yuan, Y., Y. Lu, T. E. Chow, C. Ye*, A. Alyaqout*, and Y. Liu. 2020. The Missing Parts from Social Media Enabled Smart Cities: Who, Where, When, and What. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 110 (2):  DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2019.1631144

Iyanda*, A. E., T. Osayomi, K. Boakye, and Y. Lu. 2019. Regional variation and demographic factors associated with knowledge of malaria risk and prevention strategies among pregnant women in Nigeria. Women & Health. DOI: 10.1080/03630242.2019.1643818 (published online: July 22, 2019)

Zhan, Z.*, W. Dong, Y. Lu, P. Yang, Q. Wang, and P. Jia. 2019. Real-time forecasting of hand-foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks using the integrating compartment model and assimilation filtering. Scientific Reports 9: 2661- . DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-38930-y

Robinson*, A., A. Bonnette*, K. Howard, N. Ceballos, S. Dailey, Y. Lu, and T. Grimes. 2019. Social comparisons, social media addiction, and social interaction: An examination of specific social media behaviors related to major depressive disorder in a millennial population. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research. 24: e12158: 1-14.  DOI:10.1111/jabr.12158 (One of the Most Read Articles in 2018-19.)

Jin*, H., Y. Lu. 2019. Regionalization of school youth obesity and overweight in Texas by considering both body mass index and socioeconomic status. GeoJournal 84: 55-69. DOI:10.1007/s10708-018-9849-4

Yuan, Y., G. Wei*, and Y. Lu. 2018. Evaluating gender representativeness of location-based social media: A case study of Weibo. Annals of GIS, 24(3): 163-176.  DOI: 10.1080/19475683.2018.1471518

Yang, J., Q. Cheng, H. Zhang, K. Chan, …Y. Lu, …, B. Xu, P. Gong. 2018. Health Cities: Unlocking the power of cities for a healthy China. The Lancet, 391: 2140-2184. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30486-0

Li, C., Y. Lu, J. Liu, and X. Wu. 2018. Climate change and dengue fever transmission in China: Evidences and challenges. Science of Total Environment, 622-623: 493-501. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.326

Qian*, H. and Y. Lu. 2017. Simplifying GPS trajectory data with enhances spatial-temporal constraints. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 6(11): 329, DOI: 10.3390/ijgi6110329

Chen, P., and Y. Lu. 2017 Exploring co-offending networks by considering geographic background – an investigation of electric bicycle thefts in Beijing. The Professional Geographer, 70(1): 73-83. DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2017.1325753

Meaney, K.S., J.A.M. Zimmermann, G. Martinez-Ramos, Y. Lu, and J. McDonald. 2017. Champions for health in the community: Critical service learning, transformative education, and community empowerment. In Liston, D. D. & Rahimi, R. (Ed.), Promoting Social Justice through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Chapter 6: 98-116. Indiana University Press. ISBN: 978-0-253-03132-7

Jin*, H., Y. Lu 2017. Academic Performance of Texas Public Schools and Its Relationship with Students’ Physical Fitness and Socioeconomic Status. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, 8(3): 37-52. DOI: 10.4018/ijagr.2017070103

Lu, Y. and A. Davidson* 2017. Fatal vehicle crashes in Texas: Needs for and access to emergency medical services. Annals of GIS, 23(1): 41-54. DOI: 10.1080/19475683.2016.1276102

Jin*, H., and Y. Lu. 2017. The relationship between obesity and socioeconomic status among Texas school children and its spatial variation. Applied Geography. 79: 143-152. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.12.008

Ames*, C, Y. Lu, and R. Weaver 2016. Evaluating the effectiveness of “no refusal” blood draw search warrant programs to reduce alcohol-related crashes in Central Texas. Papers in Applied Geography, 2(1): 113-120.

Wu, X., Y. Lu, S. Zou*, L. Chen*, and B. Xu 2016. Impact of climate change on human infectious diseases: Empirical evidence and human adaption. Environment International. 86: 14-23 (Received Elsevier Atlas Award, May 2016; Most Downloaded Article from Environment International  in 2016-2018)

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate level courses:

Fundamentals of GIS (GEO2426)

Management and Implementation of GIS (GEO 2427)

Advanced GIS (GEO 4426)

Design and Implementation of GIS (GEO 4427)

Independent Study (GEO 4190)

Geography of Crime (GEO4355)

Master level courses:

Geographic Information Systems I (GEO 5418)

Geographic Information Systems II (GEO 5419)

Geographic Analysis (GEO 5309)

Applied Human Geography (GEO5317)

Independent Study (GEO 5190, GEO 5290, GEO5390)

Directed Research (GEO 5335)

Thesis (GEO 5399A, GEO5399B)

Ph.D. level courses:

Advanced Research Design (GEO7300)

Advanced Topics in GIScience (GEO 7361)

Dissertation (GEO 7X99)

Geographic Information Systems (GEO7417)

Independent Study (GEO 7390)

Seminar in Geographic Information Science (GEO 7372)