Joseph R. Oppong

Department:

Geography

College:

College of Arts and Sciences

Email:

oppong@unt.edu

Phone:

(940) 565-2181

Expertise:

Geography (mapping) of diseases including HIV-AIDS, SARS, Avian bird flu, tuberculosis, polio, Buruli ulcer; planning for a pandemic;Teens and AIDS; tracking and predicting the spread of infectious disease worldwide

Education:

Ph.D University of Alberta- Geography, Edmonton, 1992 M.A. University of Alberta- Geography, Edmonton, 1986 B.A. University of Ghana, Legon, 1982

Activities:

Permanent member and U.S. Representative, International Geographers Union (IGU) Commission on Health and Environment; co-author of two books, 15 refereed articles, eight book chapters, over 80 conference papers/proceedings, numerous grants and contracts,13 conferences organized