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Dr. Hugh M. Semple
Professor, Eastern Michigan University


Academic Background
B.A., Applied Geography, University of Guyana
M.A., Geography, University of Alberta
Ph.D., Geography, University of Manitoba


Specialization
Geographic Information Systems
Economic and Agriculture Geography
Urban and Regional Planning


Research Interest:
Public Health GIS

  • Detection of disease clusters using geostatistical methods
  • Simulating the development of disease clusters using agent-based modelling techniques
  • Historical geography of various infectious diseases
Food Security
  • Evolution and geography of food deserts in US cities
  • Food security in the Caribbean
GIS Technology
  • Usability issues in the design of Web and Mobile GIS applications
  • Enterprise GIS technologies
Urban Planning
  • Urban revitalization in Caribbean and US cities