Dustin T Duncan

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Dustin Duncan

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

Contact Info

Address
227 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016

646/501-2674
Dustin.Duncan@nyumc.org

Research Interests

Dustin T. Duncan, ScD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, where he directs NYU’s Spatial Epidemiology Lab. At NYU, he is also a Faculty Affiliate at NYU Abu Dhabi, the College of Global Public Health, the Population Center, the Center for Data Science, the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior, and Prevention Studies, and the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research. Dr. Duncan is a Social and Spatial Epidemiologist, studying how specific neighborhood characteristics influence population health and health disparities. His research has a strong domestic (U.S.) focus, especially in New York City, but recent work is beginning to span across the globe (including studies in Paris, London, Shanghai and Abu Dhabi). Methodologically, his research utilizes a geospatial lens to apply spatially explicit approaches such as computer-based geographic information systems (GIS), web-based geospatial technologies, real-time geospatial technologies, and geospatial modeling techniques. For instance, his work applies emerging geospatial technologies such as Global Positioning System (GPS) devices and smartphones to, in part, examine mobility and social networks in neighborhoods. Dr. Duncan’s research appears in leading public health, medical, geography, criminology, and demography journals. He has over 70 publications and book chapters, and his research has appeared in major media outlets including the US News and World Report, The Washington Post and The New York Times. His work also extends out of the research world and into classrooms through invited talks, multiple guest lectures across institutions, and his courses including “Connecting Neighborhoods and Health: An Introduction to Spatial Epidemiology”—offered at NYU Abu Dhabi, and “Assessing Neighborhoods in Epidemiology”—offered at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health’s Epidemiology and Population Health Summer Institute. Dr. Duncan’s recent work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Verizon Foundation, Aetna Foundation and HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN). He is an Associate Editor of Behavioral Medicine and is on the Editorial Board of Spatial Demography, Geospatial Health, and the American Journal of Health Promotion. Dr. Duncan completed both his doctorate and the Alonzo Smythe Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship, both in Social Epidemiology, at Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Proximity to Fast-Food Outlets and Supermarkets as Predictors of Fast-Food Dining Frequency
Athens, Jessica K; Duncan, Dustin T; Elbel, Brian. Proximity to Fast-Food Outlets and Supermarkets as Predictors of Fast-Food Dining Frequency. Journal of the academy of nutrition & dietetics. 2016 Feb 28;116(8):1266-1275 (2046122)

Neighborhood Socioeconomic Disadvantage; Neighborhood Racial Composition; and Hypertension Stage, Awareness, and Treatment Among Hypertensive Black Men in New York City: Does Nativity Matter?
Cole, Helen; Duncan, Dustin T; Ogedegbe, Gbenga; Bennett, Samantha; Ravenell, Joseph. Neighborhood Socioeconomic Disadvantage; Neighborhood Racial Composition; and Hypertension Stage, Awareness, and Treatment Among Hypertensive Black Men in New York City: Does Nativity Matter?. Journal of racial & ethnic health disparities. 2016 Sep 22;:?-? (2254962)

Feasibility and Acceptability of Global Positioning System (GPS) Methods to Study the Spatial Contexts of Substance Use and Sexual Risk Behaviors among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men in New York City: A P18 Cohort Sub-Study
Duncan, Dustin T; Kapadia, Farzana; Regan, Seann D; Goedel, William C; Levy, Michael D; Barton, Staci C; Friedman, Samuel R; Halkitis, Perry N. Feasibility and Acceptability of Global Positioning System (GPS) Methods to Study the Spatial Contexts of Substance Use and Sexual Risk Behaviors among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men in New York City: A P18 Cohort Sub-Study. PLoS one. 2016 Feb 26;11(2):e0147520-e0147520 e0147520 (1965602)

Walk Score, Transportation Mode Choice, and Walking Among French Adults: A GPS, Accelerometer, and Mobility Survey Study
Duncan, Dustin T; Meline, Julie; Kestens, Yan; Day, Kristen; Elbel, Brian; Trasande, Leonardo; Chaix, Basile. Walk Score, Transportation Mode Choice, and Walking Among French Adults: A GPS, Accelerometer, and Mobility Survey Study. International journal of environmental research & public health. 2016 Jun 20;13(6):?-? (2158002)

Mapping Multi-Day GPS Data: A Cartographic Study in NYC
Duncan, Dustin T; Regan, Seann D. Mapping Multi-Day GPS Data: A Cartographic Study in NYC. Journal of maps. 2016 ;12(4):668-670 (2144962)