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 Chetan  Tiwari
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Chetan Tiwari
Assistant Professor-Geography
 
Contact address   1704 W. Mulberry, Denton, TX 76203     Office LocationEESAT, Room No.: 320H 
Email  chetan.tiwari@unt.edu    Contact Number 9403698103    Fax No: 9403697550   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle Professional Preparation
 DegreeMajor/Thesis/DissertationInstitutionYear
 Doctor of PhilosophyGeography/A Spatial Analysis System for Environmental Health Surveillance.The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa2008
 Master of ArtsGeographyThe University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa2006
 Bachelor of EngineeringIndustrial EngineeringBangalore University, Karnataka, India2000
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2014GEOG1500001Geography of the DFW Metroplex Download Syllabus
Spring 2014GEOG4560001Introduction to GIS Programming Download Syllabus
Summer 5W1 2013GEOG3500001Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Download Syllabus
Fall 2013GEOG4410001Location-Allocation Modeling Download Syllabus
Fall 2013GEOG4560001Introduction to GIS Programming Download Syllabus
Fall 2013GEOG5410001Location Modelling  
Fall 2013GEOG5560001Intro. GIS Programming  
Spring 2013GEOG1500001Geography of the DFW Metroplex Download Syllabus
Spring 2013GEOG3190001Statistical Research Methods in Geography Download Syllabus
Spring 2013GEOG3190002Statistical Research Methods in Geography Download Syllabus
Fall 2012GEOG4560001Introduction to GIS Programming Download Syllabus
Fall 2012GEOG4580001GIS In Health Download Syllabus
Fall 2012GEOG5560001Intro. GIS Programming  
Fall 2012GEOG5960001Geog. Institute (GIS Health)  
Spring 2012GEOG1500001Geography of the DFW Metroplex Download Syllabus
Spring 2012GEOG3190001Quantitative Methods in Geography Download Syllabus
Spring 2012GEOG3190002Quantitative Methods in Geography Download Syllabus
Fall 2011GEOG4560001Introduction to GIS Programming Download Syllabus
Fall 2011GEOG4580001GIS In Health Download Syllabus
Fall 2011GEOG5560001Introduction to GIS Programming  
Fall 2011GEOG5960001Geography Institute  
Spring 2011GEOG3190001Quantitative Methods in Geography Download Syllabus
Spring 2011GEOG3190002Quantitative Methods in Geography Download Syllabus
Spring 2011GEOG4410001Location-Allocation Modeling Download Syllabus
Fall 2010GEOG4560001Introduction to GIS Programming Download Syllabus
Fall 2010GEOG4580001GIS in Health Download Syllabus
Fall 2010GEOG5560001Introduction to GIS Programming30Download Syllabus
Fall 2010GEOG5960001Geography Institute9 
Spring 2010GEOG4410001Location-Allocation Modeling48 
Spring 2010GEOG5410001Location-Allocation Modeling12 
Fall 2009GEOG4560001Introduction to GIS Programming54 
Fall 2009GEOG4980001Experimental Course18 
Fall 2009GEOG5560001Introduction to GIS Programming18 
Fall 2009GEOG5960001Geography Institute9 
toggle toggle Research and Expertise
Geographic Information Science, Health and Medical Geography, Response Analysis, Computational Epidemiology, HIV/AIDS
 

toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2009-PresentAssistant ProfessorDepartment of GeographyCollege of Arts and SciencesUniversity of North Texas, Denton, Texas
2008-2008InstructorDepartment of GeographyCollege of Arts and SciencesUniversity of North Texas, Denton, Texas
2004-2008Graduate Research AssistantDepartment of Geography The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2001-2004Graduate Teaching AssistantDepartment of Geography The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
toggle toggle Faculty Workload
Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
2013-2014454510
2012-201347503
2011-201250455
2010-201140573
2009-2010504010
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   1  2 3 
  YearPublication  Type
2014
Accepted/In-press
Impact of Data Suppression on Local Mortality Rates: The Case of CDC WONDER. American Journal of Public Health. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.301900
Tiwari C, Beyer K., Rushton G.
American Public Health Association
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2013
Accepted/In-press
Vulnerable Places: Prison Locations, Socioeconomic Status and HIV Infection in Texas. The Professional Geographer. 
Oppong J., Kutch L., Tiwari C., Arbona S.
Taylor and Francis
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2013
Published
Methods for Creating Smoothed Disease Maps.Geographic Health Data: Fundamental Techniques for Analysis

Chetan Tiwari
CABI
Book chapters
2013
Published
Carography and Visualization.Geographic Health Data: Fundamental Techniques for Analysis

Avina A. and Tiwari C.
CABI
Book chapters
2012
Published
A Novel Space Partitioning Algorithm to Improve Current Practices in Facility Placement. IEEE Transactions on Systems Man & Cybernetics, Part A
Schneider-Jimenez T., Mikler A., and Tiwari C.
IEEE
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
toggle toggle Lectures/Symposia
YearTitleRoleOrganization
2013DOES SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS INFLUENCE THE SPATIAL PATTERNS OF NATURAL GAS DRILLING? A CASE STUDY OF TARRANT COUNTY, TEXAS USACo-Presenter2013 Conference of the International Medical Geology Association
2013Wealth Gap-Health Gap: Impact on HIV/AIDS in TexasCo-PresenterXVth International Medical Geography Symposium
2013The Geography of Disabled Populations in Texas Counties and their Vulnerability in Natural DisastersCo-PresenterXVth International Medical Geography Symposium
2013Spatiotemporal Variation Of Modes Of Exposure Among Youth HIV/AIDS In Texas 1999-2011Co-PresenterXVth International Medical Geography Symposium
2013Vulnerable Places and Vulnerable People: The Geography of HIV infection in Harris County, TexasCo-PresenterXVth International Medical Geography Symposium
2013Adjusting Disease Maps for Population Differences in Race/EthnicityPresenterXVth International Medical Geography Symposium
2013GIS and Health WorkshopWorkshop OrganizerXVth International Medical Geography Symposium
2012Assessing the Spatial Distribution of Gas Well Drilling in North Texas: A Case Study of Denton County.PresenterAAG Annual Meeting
2012Predicting the Spatial Pattern of HIV/AIDS in TexasCo-PresenterAAG Annual Meeting
2012Does Social Vulnerability Affect Proximity to Gas Drilling Activites: A Case Study of Elementary Schools In Denton and Tarrant CountiesPresenterAmerican Planning Association Texas Chapter Meeting
2011Women’s Health HIV and AfricaSession OrganizerAAG Annual Meeting
2011Global Perspectives on HIV/AIDSSession ChairAAG Annual Meeting
2011Characteristics of Neighborhoods Close to Prison Units in Texas with High Rates of HIV/AIDSCo-PresenterAAG Annual Meeting
2011A Method for Optimizing Disease Maps to Predefined Regions of Similar Risk.PresenterAAG Annual Meeting
2011Is There a Generalized HIV Epidemic in Impoverished Urban Areas of Texas?Co-PresenterAAG Annual Meeting
2010Neighborhood Characteristics and HIV/AIDS in Texas.Co-PresenterAAG Annual Meeting
2010A Method for Creating Spatially Continuous Maps of Age-Adjusted Disease Burdens.PresenterAAG Annual Meeting
2010Map Communication and Technology IssuesPanelistApplied Geography
2010Special Interest Session on Epidemiology and GISSession Organizer17th Texas HIV/STD Conference.
2010Medical Geography GroupSession ChairApplied Geography Conference
2010A Spatial Analysis System for Environmental Health Surveillance.PresenterESRI User Conference
2010A Method for Producing Disease Maps with High Levels of Geographic Detail.PresenterApplied Geography Conference
2010Creating Age-Adjusted Maps of HIV/AIDS Burdens in Texas.Presenter17th Texas HIV/STD Conference.
2010Modeling Place Vulnerability of HIV/AIDS in TexasCo-Presenter17th Texas HIV/STD Conference.
2010The impact of Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison facilities on the HIV/AIDS rates of the general community in Texas Counties.Co-PresenterAAG Annual Meeting
2009Constructing a Web-Based System for Disease Mapping.PresenterAAG Annual Meeting
2007Spatial Data Handling Challenges in Developing a GIS-based Disease Surveillance System for Environmental Health.PresenterAAG Annual Meeting
2007Mapping Cancer Burdens for Cancer Control in Iowa.Co-PresenterCDC Annual Conference on Assessment Initiative
2006Developing Automated Techniques for Locating Rural Residential Locations: An Infrastructure for Estimating Environmental ExposuresPresenterAAG Annual Meeting
2005Problems in Developing an Agent-based System to Detect Spatial Variations in Disease Risk.PresenterAAG Annual Meeting
2005Intelligent Agent-based Spatial Analysis System: A tool for solving privacy and confidentiality issues in disease surveillance.Presenter11th International Medical Geography Symposium
2004Using Spatially Adaptive Filters to Map Late-Stage Colorectal Cancer Incidence in 4 Iowa.Presenter11th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling.
2004Design Problems for a Revised Software Model for Mapping Disease Rates (DMAP III).PresenterAAG Annual Meeting
2003Using Spatially Adaptive Filters to Map Late-Stage Colorectal Cancer Incidence in Iowa.PresenterAAG Annual Meeting
toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
  Presentations/Projects per page   1  
Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2007 Present Web-based Disease Mapping and Analysis Program (WebDMAP) | WebDMAP

WebDMAP is a web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) software for producing spatially continuous maps of disease burdens.

toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)TitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2013-PresentNIH R01: Minimizing Access Disparities in Bio- Emergency Response PlanningNational Institutes of Health$799,911Co-PIActive
2011-2012Radioactive Waste Assessment - Health Surveillance Research State StudyTCEQ$250000Co-PICompleted
2009-2012NIH R15: A Computational Framework for Assessing the Feasibility of Bio-emergency Response PlansNational Institutes of Health$429,608Co-PICompleted
2010-2011Alteryx Educational Grant Program: ‘Application for Alteryx Software Grant and Student Scholarship’Alteryx LLC$247,481Co-PICompleted
2010-2011Prevalence Estimates of Asthma in Texas: Children Living Near Superfund Sites Compared to other Parts of TexasTCEQ$250,000Co-PICompleted
toggle toggle Intramural Funding
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)TitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2009-2009A Methodology for Creating Age-Sex Adjusted Maps of Disease IncidenceUNT$5,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2009-2009Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign: Developing Interactive GIS-based Teaching MethodsUNT-CLEAR5000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2009-2009Developing Automated Techniques for Locating Rural Residential Locations from Remote Sensing and GIS: Improving the Infrastructure for Estimating Environmental ExposuresUNT5000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
toggle toggle Consulting Activities
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)*Company/OrganizationRoleFundingWork Performed
2007Division of Environmental Health, Iowa Department of Public HealthOther Consultant
toggle toggle Peer Reviewer Activities
YearAgency/OrganizationField of Expertise
2013International Journal of Health GeographicsManuscript Reviewer
2013Transactions in GISManuscript Reviewer
2013International Journal of Applied Geospatial ResearchManuscript Reviewer
2012National Science FoundationGrant Proposal Reviewer
2012Journal of Health and PlaceManuscript Reviewer
2011National Science FoundationGrant Proposal Reviewer
toggle toggle Teaching
Culture, Environment & Society
 

Earth Science
 

Geography of the DFW Metroplex
 

Health GIS
 

Introduction to GIS
 

Introduction to GIS Programming
 

Location Allocation Modeling
 

Statistical Research Methods in Geography
 

toggle toggle Mentoring/Advising
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
2013-PresentKhyati DesaiMajor ProfessorGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2012-PresentJesse JonesMajor ProfessorGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2012-PresentMehrdad KoohikamaliCommittee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2011-PresentJody HuddlestonCommittee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2011-PresentWarangkana RuckthongsookCommittee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2011-PresentJanthima SrisombatCommittee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2010-PresentGomez-Lopez, IrisCommittee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2010-PresentYang LiuMinor ProfessorGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2009-PresentSchneider, TamaraCommittee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2009-PresentOlivia LozaCommittee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2009-PresentAvina, AldoCommittee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2008-PresentUNT Health GIS Research GroupFaculty MentorGraduate Research 
2008-PresentRafferty, PaulaCommittee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2008-PresentO'Neill, MartyCommittee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2008-PresentUNT Health GIS Research GroupFaculty MentorUndergraduate Research 
2010-2012Stephanie HealdCommittee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2010-2012Haruna MiyakadoCommittee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2010-2012David FerringCommittee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2008-2010Nepali, AnjeevCommittee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2008-2009Sathya RameshCommittee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2008-2009Parker, GaryCommittee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2011-PresentUNT Geography Core Course CommitteeMember 
2010-PresentCollege of Arts and Science Computing CommitteeMember 
2010-PresentUNT Geography SACS CommitteeMember 
2009-PresentUndergraduate GIS Certificate CoordinatorCoordinator 
2008-PresentUNT Geography Library CommitteeMember 
2008-PresentUNT Geography Graduate Admissions CommitteeMember 
2008-PresentUNT Geography Awards/Honors CommitteeMember 
2008-PresentUNT Geography Curriculum CommitteeMember 
2008-PresentUNT Geography Personnel Assessment CommitteeMember 
2011-2011Mathematics Faculty Search CommitteeExternal Member 
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2012-PresentAssociation of Computing MachineryMember 
2001-PresentAssociation of American GeographersMember 
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