We Feature Our Visiting Scholars Jonathan Cinnamon, Hongshuo Wang, Sook Jin Kim, and Derek van Berkel:
Jonathan is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada-funded postdoctoral fellow working with Prof. Daniel Sui. As a broadly trained geographer specializing in geographic information science and health geography, Jon recently completed doctoral studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. His doctoral dissertation, entitled "geographic injury surveillance in low-resource settings", explored the potential of geospatial technologies to enable the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data on injury and its social and environmental determinants in Cape Town, South Africa and Vancouver. In Cape Town, Jon developed GeoWeb and volunteered geographic information (VGI) approaches for injury surveillance in a data-poor setting, while in Vancouver I collaborated with a community-based organization to effect policy change on pedestrian safety in a marginalized neighborhood. During his two-year post-doc at Ohio State, Jon will continue to research the geographic dimensions of injury, a leading cause of death worldwide. As a key component of this work, Jon will explore the role of public geographies in identifying and addressing public health challenges, and develop strategies for uniting sites of knowledge production. Jon is very excited to join the Department of Geography at Ohio State and look forward to meeting everyone. Jonathan can be found in Derby 1160.