Daniel Ervin receives a prestigious NIH funded fellowship in Cardiovascular Epidemiology at the UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Congratulations to HED lab member Daniel Ervin. Daniel accepted a prestigious fellowship from the UC San Diego School of Medicine and San Diego State University’s Graduate School of Public Health to study Cardiovascular Epidemiology, turning down a prestigious post-doc at the University of Michigan to do so. He also co-authored an article accepted for publication by The Professional Geographer. Daniel, who is finishing out his degree as a Visiting Fellow at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at UC San Diego, and Ty Beal, a Doctoral Student in the Geography Graduate Group in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at UC Davis wrote an article whose purpose was “to provide an overview of an emerging theme within the subfield of nutritional geography we call the geography of malnutrition.” Work relating to malnutrition is a high priority research topic, with growing relevance to geographical concepts, but there is no overview of geographical approaches to this theme. Using keyword searches in Google Scholar and Web of Science to obtain relevant publications, they authors identified the major foci of work within this theme: undernutrition, diseases that cause malnutrition, the nutrition transition, and critical and feminist approaches to malnutrition. The authors review these foci, provide examples of prominent work, and identify areas of research concerning malnutrition that are highly spatial, but have yet to be effectively studied using geographic techniques. The article will appear online and in print in 2017.

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