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Ph.D. Health Geography, Louisiana State University

M.S. Spatial Epidemiology, University of Florida

M.S. Geographic Information SystemsUniversity of Chinese Academy of Sciences

B.Eng. Environmental Engineering, Nanjing Agricultural University


Medical geography, epidemiology, population modeling, global health, measurement of healthcare utilization, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatio-temporal analysis, remote sensing.

Prizes and awards

2015 HCUP Outstanding Article of the Year AwardAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), 2016

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Demography Medicine & Life Sciences
Pediatric Obesity Medicine & Life Sciences
Feeding Behavior Medicine & Life Sciences
Obesity Medicine & Life Sciences
Remote Sensing Technology Medicine & Life Sciences
car ownership Earth & Environmental Sciences
Kenya Medicine & Life Sciences
Child Behavior Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2013 2018

Inequalities of Nuclear Risk Communication Within and Beyond the Evacuation Planning Zone

Chen, X., Frazier, C., Manandhar, R., Han, Z. & Jia, P. 2018 In : Applied spatial analysis and policy. 18 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle


The Tsinghua– Lancet Commission on Healthy Cities in China: unlocking the power of cities for a healthy China

Yang, J. , Siri, J. G. , Remais, J. V. , Cheng, Q. , Zhang, H. , Chan, K. K. Y. , Sun, Z. , Zhao, Y. , Cong, N. , Li, X. , Zhang, W. , Bai, Y. , Bi, J. , Cai, W. , Chan, E. Y. Y. , Chen, W. , Fan, W. , Fu, H. , He, J. , Huang, H. & 25 others Ji, J. S., Jia, P., Jiang, X., Kwan, M., Li, T., Li, X., Liang, S., Liang, X., Liang, L., Liu, Q., Lu, Y., Luo, Y., Ma, X., Schwartländer, B., Shen, Z., Shi, P., Su, J., Wu, T., Yang, C., Yin, Y., Zhang, Q., Zhang, Y., Zhang, Y., Xu, B. & Gong, P. 1 Apr 2018 In : Lancet.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

7 Citations

Applications of geographic information systems (GIS) data and methods in obesity-related research

Jia, P., Cheng, X., Xue, H. & Wang, Y. 2017 In : Obesity reviews. 18, 4, p. 400-411

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Geographic Information Systems
Public Health

A Remote Sensing Data Based Artificial Neural Network Approach for Predicting Climate-Sensitive Infectious Disease Outbreaks: A Case Study of Human Brucellosis

Wang, J., Jia, P., Cuadros, D. F., Xu, M., Wang, X., Guo, W., Portnov, B. A., Bao, Y., Chang, Y., Song, G., Chen, N. & Stein, A. 2017 In : Remote sensing. 9, 10, p. 1018

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

infectious disease
artificial neural network
remote sensing
4 Citations

Car ownership and urban development in Chinese cities: a panel data analysis

Yang, Z., Jia, P., Liu, W. & Yin, H. 2017 In : Journal of transport geography. 58, p. 127-134

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

car ownership
Railroad cars
population density
geographical region