The Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN) will host Otis Yankey for a talk titled “Exploring the Link Between Neighborhood Racial Segregation and Supermarket and Grocery Store Locations in Cleveland: A Bayesian Spatial Analysis” Nov. 8, from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom.
Yankey is a research fellow and a geospatial data scientist with the WorldPop Research Group in the School of Geography and Environmental Science at University of Southampton (England). His research interests are in spatial demography and spatial epidemiology. Recently his focus has been on developing bespoke spatial and Bayesian statistical methods to map the distribution of populations and demographic characteristics at high resolution across low- and middle-income countries through the integration of data from diverse sources. Yankey employs geospatial data, remotely sensed imagery, cell phone usage data and survey data.
He also focuses on examining the spatial and spatiotemporal distribution of health outcomes among low-income populations.
Previously, Yankey conducted research examining disparities in the food environment in Cleveland. His PhD is from Kent State University.