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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


Lu, Y. and E. Delmelle (eds) 2018 (under contract). Geospatial Technologies for Urban Health. Springer.

Showalter, P.S. and Y. Lu (eds) 2010. Geospatial Techniques in Urban Hazard and Disaster Analysis. Springer, The Netherlands. ISBN: 978-90-481-2237-0 (print), 978-90-481-2238-7(online)

Articles: (* indicates graduate student or post doc at the time of research and/or paper writing)

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. (in press). Health Cities: Unlocking the power of cities for a healthy China. The Lancet. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30486-0 (available online on April 17, 2018).

Jin*, H., Y. Lu. 2018. (In Press) Regionalization of school youth obesity and overweight in Texas by considering both body mass index and socioeconomic status. GeoJournal. 10.1007/s10708-018-9849-4 (available online January 20, 2018)

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)

Yorke*, C., F. B. Zhan, Y. Lu, and R. Hagelman. 2015. Incorporating evacuation potential into place vulnerability analysis. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk. 6(3): 195-211.

Medel*, M., Y. Lu, and E. Chow. 2015. Mexico’s drug networks: Modeling the smuggling routes towards the United States. Applied Geography. 60: 240-247.

Lu, Y. and T. B. Fang. 2015. Examining personal air pollution exposure, intake, and health danger zone using time geography and 3d geovisualization. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 4(1): 32-46.

Medel*, M. and Y. Lu. 2015. Illegal drug cultivation in Mexico: An examination of the environmental and human factors. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 42(2): 190-204.

Scholtz*, W. R. and Y. Lu. 2014. Uncertainty in Geographic Data on Bivariate Maps: An Examination of Visualization Preference and Decision Making. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 3(4): 1180-1197.

Scholtz*, W. R. and Y. Lu. 2014. Detection of dynamics activity patterns at collective scale from large volume trajectory data. International Journal of Geographic Information Sciences. 28(5): 946-963.

Liu, Y., F. Wang, C. Kang, Y. Gao, Y. Lu. 2014. Analyzing relatedness by toponym co-occurrences on web pages. Transactions in GIS. 18(1): 89-107.

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)