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Elia Machado
Position: Assistant Professor
Campus Affiliation: Lehman College
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D, Clark University, Worcester, MA
Research Interests: Remote Sensing; Spatial Analysis and GIS; Global Environmental Change (GEC), in particular Land use-cover change; Vulnerability and Risk Analysis; Natural Hazards; Vector-Borne diseases, Latin-America

Dr. Machado received her PhD in Geography from Clark University and is currently an Assistant Professor in the EEGS department at Lehman College where she teaches courses on GIS, mapping, and remote sensing, in addition to serving as the Associate director of the internships program for Geographic Information Science (GISc). Prior to her doctoral studies she was a graduate fellow at UC Berkeley and l’École d'Ingénieurs en informatique et environnement (ESAIP, France), and held research appointments at several institutions including the Biogeography lab at UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, Clark Labs and the Marsh Institute (at Clark University). Her research focuses on the spatial analysis of environmental change and its linkages with vulnerability to disasters and human health as well as the development of geospatial methodologies to examine these research themes. She has a strong interest in Latin America, and is currently working on a project investigating vulnerability to disasters in Guatemala.