Epidemiology is the study of disease. Our work focuses on the use of geographic information science to unveil the influence that geography has on disease etiology.


Moen EL, Kapadia, NS, O'Malley JA, Onega TL. Evaluating Breast Cancer Care Coordination at a Rural National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center Using Network Analysis and Geospatial Methods, Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 2019 March. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-18-0771.

Shi X, Ayotte JD, Onda A, Miller S, Rees J, Gilbert-Diamond D, Onega T, Gui J, Karagas M, Moeschler J. Geospatial association between adverse birth outcomes and arsenic in groundwater in New Hampshire, USA. Environ Geochem Health. 2015;37:333-351. PMID: 25326895

Shi X, Hoftiezer DJ, Duell EJ, and Onega TL. Spatial Association between Residential Radon Concentration and Bedrock Types in New Hampshire. Environmental Geology. 2006;51(1): 65-71. DOI: 10.1007/s00254-006-0304-3

Invited talks

How ZIP Code Matters in Cancer Care and Outcomes. Conference on Women’s Health. University of Vermont. October 2016. Burlington, VT

Funded Projects

UG2OD023275; Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO). National Institute for Environmental Health Science. Role: Co-investigator

Environmental epidemiology of lung cancer in New Hampshire: a multi-level approach using GIS and case-control methods. National Cancer Institute. Role: Co-Investigator