Dustin T. Duncan is a social and spatial epidemiologist, studying how neighborhood characteristics (such as the built environment, crime/violence, neighborhood disorder and collective efficacy) influence population health (especially obesity prevention) among children, adolescents and their families—with a special emphasis on minority health and health disparities. He also studies socio-demographic disparities in neighborhood environmental features related to population health and community wellbeing. Duncan’s research utilizes a geospatial lens to apply spatially explicit approaches such as computer-based geographic information systems, web-based geospatial technologies, real-time geospatial technologies and geospatial modeling techniques. His work appears in public health, medical, geography, criminology and demography journals. Recently, Duncan was appointed as Managing Editor for the new journal Spatial Demography (http://spatialdemography.org/). At Harvard School of Public Health, he is an Alonzo Smythe Yerby Postdoctoral Fellow (2011-2013) working in the Lung Cancer Disparities Center.
ScD, 2011, Harvard School of Public Health
ScM, 2007, Harvard School of Public Health
BA, 2005, Morehouse College