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Juliana Maantay
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Lehman College
Phone: (718) 960-8574
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Rutgers University
Research Interests: Geospatial analysis; urban environment; environmental health justice; population geography; urban built environment; community participatory GISc; urban agriculture and food justice; natural hazards and risk analysis
Juliana Maantay is a Professor in the EEGS Department at Lehman College and the founder and Director of the Geographic Information Science (GISc) Program. As a New York City native she has had a life-long interest in the urban environment, including urban culture, history, and the built environment, and a passion for social justice issues. Her research focuses on the spatial analysis of environmental health justice; land use and health impacts; urban hazards and risk assessment; and community-based participatory planning. Recently she received a Fulbright Distinguished Chair award to study health and the built environment at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, Scotland. Dr. Maantay has published extensively on her research, as well as written an internationally-used textbook, “GIS for the Urban Environment.” She is a Research Scientist with the NOAA-CREST Center, where she is spearheading work on the public health impacts of climate change. She directs the Urban GISc Lab at Lehman, where other recent research includes the relationship between air pollution and respiratory and cardiovascular disease; diabetes/obesity and location of active recreational spaces and healthy food choices; urban agriculture and health; segregation, disease, and health inequities; new dasymetric methods of population mapping; and geovisualization of health data.

Recent Publications:
Maantay, J.A., 2013. The Collapse of Place: Derelict Land, Deprivation, and Health Inequality in Glasgow, Scotland. Cities and the Environment, 6(1): Article 10 (55 pages)

Maantay, J.A., and McLafferty, S., eds., 2011. Geospatial Analysis of Environmental Health, volume in series “Geotechnologies and the Environment,” Springer-Verlag. 500+ pages

Chakraborty, J., Maantay, J.A., and Brender, J., 2011. Disproportionate Proximity to Environmental Hazards: Methods, Models, and Measurement. American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 101 (S1): S27-S36

Maantay, J.A., Maroko, A.R., and Herrmann, C., 2007. Mapping Population Distribution in the Urban Environment: The Cadastral-based Expert Dasymetric System (CEDS). Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 34(2):77-102. Special issue: Cartography 2007: Reflections, Status, and Prediction

Maantay, J.A., 2007. Asthma and Air Pollution in the Bronx: Methodological and Data Considerations in Using GIS for Environmental Justice and Health Research. Health and Place, 13:32-56. Special issue: Linking Population Health, Critical Theory, and Geographical Information Science.

Affiliations: NOAA-CREST, City College/CUNY, Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Science and Technology, Research Scientist; CUNY Remote Sensing Earth System Institute, Research Scientist and Director of Geographic Information Science and Technology; Baruch College/CUNY, CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR), Affiliate Faculty; Lehman College/CUNY, The Urban GISc Lab, Director.