Full-time Academic Staff: Teaching Staff
Peter K. Koh joined the department in November 2018. Peter received his BA and MA degrees in Economics from Seoul National University, South Korea and his PhD degree in Geography from Michigan State University, USA. He also had a postdoctoral training in public health at The Ohio State University.
Peter’s research interests focus on using varied data including but not limited to public health surveys, census data, and spatial data to investigate the associations between health conditions/diseases and their risk factors at various levels of geographies. He is currently working on a project regarding food security and obesity with systems science approaches. He is also involved in other research projects on infant mortality, rheumatic diseases, stress, and trauma.
Prior to his PhD training in the U.S., Peter was a staff journalist at Seoul Shinmun Daily, a major newspaper based in Seoul, South Korea, covering urban issues and policies.
Health/ Medical Geography
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Koh, K., Reno, R. and Hyder, A. (2019). "Examining Disparities in Food Accessibility among Households in Columbus, Ohio: An Agent-Based Model.” Food Security 11(2): 317-331. DOI: 10.1007/s12571-019-00900-7 (IF2018=2.153).
Koh, K., Elder, T., Grady, S. C., Darden, J. and Vojnovic, I. (2018) “Explained and Unexplained Racial and Regional Inequality in Obesity Prevalence in the United States.” Ethnicity & Health 1-14. DOI: 10.1080/13557858.2018.1442559 (IF2018=2.671).
Koh, K., Grady, S. C., Darden, J. and Vojnovic, I. (2018) “Adult Obesity Prevalence at the county level in the United States, 2000-2010: Downscaling Public Health Survey Data using a Spatial Microsimulation Approach.” Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology 26: 153-164. DOI: 10.1016/j.sste.2017.10.001
Koh, K., Grady, S. C., Vojnovic, I. and Darden, J. (2018) “Impacts of Federally Funded State Obesity Programs on Adult Obesity Prevalence in the United States, 1998-2010.” Public Health Reports 133(2): 169-176. DOI: 10.1177/0033354917751128 (IF2018=2.039).
Koh, K., Reno, R. and Hyder, A. (2018) “Designing an Agent-based Model using Group Model Building: Application to Food Insecurity Patterns in a U.S. Midwestern Metropolitan City.” Journal of Urban Health 95(2): 278-289. DOI: 10.1007/s11524-018-0230-1 (IF2018=2.154).
Koh, K., Grady, S. C. and Vojnovic, I. (2015) “Using Simulated Data to Investigate the Spatial Patterns of Obesity Prevalence at the Census Tract Level in Metropolitan Detroit.” Applied Geography 62: 19-28. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.03.016 (IF2018=3.068).