Dee Jordan

  • Ph.D.

  • Email: jordande@msu.edu
  • Geography Building
    673 Auditorium Rd., Room 116
    East Lansing, MI 48824
  • Areas of interest: Spatial Epidemiology, Health/Medical Geography, Environmental Cancer Risk, Cancer Health Disparities, Social and Environmental Justice and Residential Segregation
Ph.D.

Research Synopsis:

I am a University Enrichment Fellow and Doctoral Student in the Department of Geography, where my concentration is Spatial Epidemiology and Health and Medical Geography with an Environmental Health and Policy focus. In the study of Geography I have developed a special interest in the use of Geographic Information Systems as a social and environmental justice advocacy tool. Specifically, my research focuses on examining the spatial distribution of environmental health problems, exploring the social forces that create power differentials which prevent the development of environmental regulations and policies, and developing community-based strategies to reduce the exposure risk from environmental contaminants. My previous research projects include: environmental cancer risk, cancer health disparities, race-based residential segregation and community based participatory GIS research.