Chair, Department of Geography
Professor of Geography
My specialty is in geographic information systems (GIS), quantitative spatial analysis and modeling, and the geocomputational approach. I have explored the applications of GI technologies in various domains, particularly in health studies, digital soil mapping, urban and regional planning, public participation, and renewable energy studies.
- B.S. Peking University
- M.S. Chinese Academy of Sciences
- M.Phil. University of Hong Kong
- Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
Li, M., Shi, X. (corresponding author), Gui, J., Song, C., Andrew, S. A., Pioro, E. P., Stommel, E. W., Tischbein, M., and Bradley, W. G., 2022, A new method for estimating under-recruitment of a patient registry: a case study with the Ohio Registry of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Scientific Report, 12(1), 1-11, 14721. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-18944-9.
Li, M., Shi, X. (one of corresponding authors), Li, X., Ma, W., He, J., and Liu, T., 2019, Epidemic Forest: A Spatiotemporal Model of Communicable Diseases. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 109(3): 812-836. DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2018.1511413.
Shi, X., Miller, S.D., Mwenda, K.M., Onda, A., Rees, J.R., Onega, T.L., Gui, J., Karagas, M.R., Demidenko, E., and Moeschler, J.B., 2013, Mapping Disease at an Approximated Individual Level Using Aggregate Data: A Case Study of Mapping New Hampshire Birth Defects, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10: 4161-4174. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph10094161.
Shi, X., Alford-Teaster, J., Onega, T., and Wang, D., 2012, Spatial Access and Local Demand for Major Cancer Care Facilities in the U.S. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 102(5): 1125-1134.
Works In Progress
2023, NIH through DHMC, Investigating Toxic Elements and Nanoparticles in ALS Etiology: a Geospatial and Toxicological Evaluation of Massachusetts ALS Registry Patients. $953,706 for 5 years. PI: Xun Shi (PI of the entire project at DHMC: Elijah Stommel).
2022, NSF, Residential Mobility: Implications for the Accuracy of Disease Cluster Detection, $31,389 for 3 years. PI: Xun Shi (a subaward of a project granted to University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), PI: Eric Delmelle).
2022, NSF, A subaward of CREST Center for Geomatic and Environmental Informatics, Modeling and Simulation, awarded to Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi. $250,761 for 5 years. PI: Xun Shi (PI of the entire project at Texas A&M: Lea Der Chen).
2020, NSF, A subaward of RII Track-2 FEC: Leveraging Big Data to Improve Prediction of Tick-Borne Disease Patterns and Dynamics. 1.2 million for 4 years. PI: Xun Shi (PI of the entire project at University of Idaho: Xiaogang Ma).
2020, Scholar Innovation and Advancement Awards of Dartmouth, "Governmental Restriction of Individual Lives in an Epidemic Outbreak: How Far Should It Go? A Case Study of Current Coronavirus Situation in China". $47,000 for 2 years. PI: Xun Shi.