I am a human geographer and Geographic Information Scientist. My research uses new forms of data and innovative computational tools to study micro-scale variations in behavior, health, and well-being within American cities. Iâ€™m currently an Assistant Professor in the Geography Department of the University of Colorado at Boulder where I direct of the spatial sciences node of the NSF-Census Research Network. My work has recently been profiled in Science and other outlets. Prior to joining the faculty at Colorado I was the Associate Director of the S4 Initiative at Brown University. In 2008 I completed a National Science Foundation IGERT Fellowship in Geographic Information Science at the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis in the Geography Department at State University of New York at Buffalo. From 1999-2006 I was at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, first as a masters student and later as an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Adjunct Associate Research Scientist. Once upon a time I was the owner of an antiquarian bookshop in the Flatiron Building in New York City. Iâ€™m also a dad, a fisherman, a bird-watcher, a really good snowboarder, and a bike commuter.
Spielman, S.E. and Yoo, E-H. (2009). The Spatial Dimensions of Neighborhood Effects. Social Science and Medicine, 68(6).
Erdemir, E. T., Batta R., Spielman S. E., Rogerson P., et. al. (2008). Optimization of aeromedical base locations in New Mexico. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 40(3)
Spielman, S.E. and Thill, J.C. (2008). Social Area Analysis, Data Mining, and GIS. Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems, 32(2)
Spielman, S. E. (2006). Appropriate use of the K-function in Urban
Environments (Letter). American Journal of Public Health, 96(2).
Spielman, S.E., Golembeski, C.A., Northridge, M.E., et al. (2006). Interdisciplinary Planning for Healthier Communities: Findings from the
Harlem Children's Zone Asthma Initiative. Journal of the American
Planning Association, 72(1).
Labs & Facilities
KESDA Lab is an instructional computer lab with advanced software and hardware used to teach technique (skills) courses in geography.
The Meridian Lab is directed by Professor Barbara P. Buttenfield and pursues research to develop and evaluate new software tools for Geographic Information Science. These software tools support...