Department Pesronnel

Jim Wilson

    Jim Wilson

       jwilson41@niu.edu

 

 

Publications and Presentations




 

 

Publications

Jim Mitchell and James L. Wilson. Topography, Culture Areas, and Integration of Retired Migrants in a Coastal North Carolina County. 2011. Journal of Applied Gerontology. 30(2): pp. 159-172

Jilcott, S, Liu, H, Moore, J, Bethel, J, Wilson, J, and A Ammerman. “Commuter times, food retail gaps, and weight status in rural and urban North Carolina counties”. 2010.  Preventing Chronic Disease. 7(5), A107.  http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2010/sep/09_0208.htm.

Wilson, JL, and CJ Mansfield.  “Disease, Death, and the Body Politic:  an Areal Interpolation Example for Political Epidemiology.”  2010.  International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research. 1(3). pp. 49-68 Abstract

Jilcott, S, Liu, H, Moore, J, Bethel, J, Wilson, J, and A Ammerman. “Commuter times, food retail gaps, and weight status in rural and urban North Carolina counties”. 2010.  Preventing Chronic Disease. 7(5), A107.  Abstract http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2010/sep/09_0208.htm.

Wilson, JL, and CJ Mansfield. “Disease, Death, and the Body Politic:  an Areal Interpolation Example for Political Epidemiology.”  2010.  International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research. vol. 1 no. 3.

Mitchell, J, Bradley, D, Wilson, JL, and T Goins. 2008.  “The Aging Farm Population and Rural Aging Research”.  Journal of Agromedicine.  vol. 13. no. 2.  pp. 95-109.

Mansfield, CJ, Wilson, J.L., Kobrinski, EJ, and J Mitchell. 1999. “Premature Mortality in the United States: The Roles of Place, Socioeconomic Status, Household Type, and Availability of Medical Care”.  American Journal of Public Health. 89(6). p. 893.

Wilson, J.L., and A Branigan.  1999. “Telemedicine Sites and Health Professional Shortage Areas in Eastern North Carolina”. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.  vol. 5  no. 2.  pp. 45-46.

Phillips, CM, Burke, WA, Allen, MH, Stone, D, and J.L. Wilson. 1998.  “Reliability of Telemedicine in Evaluating Skin Tumors”.    Telemedicine Journal.

Matthews, SA, Rosenberg, M, Schneider, D, Earickson, R, Wilson, J., Baker, A, and W Gesler.  1995.  "Teaching medical geography”.  Journal of Geography in Higher Education.  vol. 19 no.3.  pp. 317-334.

Wilson, J.L.  1993.  "Mapping a Finnish Smallpox Epidemic from Historical Population Records." Professional Geographer.  vol. 45 no. 3. pp. 276-286.

Wilson, J.L.  1991.  "Temporal and Spatial Epidemic Diffusion in Small Regional Settings."  Proceedings.  vol. XX (NESTVAL) vol. XXIII (Middle States).  pp. 100 -109.

Mansfield, CJ and JL Wilson.  “Community-Level Data”.  2008.  North Carolina Medical Journal.  Vol. 69  no. 2.  pp. 142-145.


Publications

Wilson, JL, and CJ Mansfield.  “Disease, Death, and the Body Politic:  an Areal Interpolation Example for Political Epidemiology.”  2010.  International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research. 1(3). pp. 49-68

Abstract
More than a trillion dollars of public money is spent annually on health care in the United States. In order to inform policymakers, health advocacy groups, tax-paying constituents, and beneficiaries, it would be useful to present and analyze health outcome and health-related data at the U.S. congressional district level. Presently, health event data are not reported at this political unit; however, recent interest and advances in areal interpolation techniques are beginning to transcend the inherent limitations imposed by legacy data collection and analyses systems. In this paper, the authors use the dasymetric approach to illustrate how this areal interpolation technique can be used to transfer county-level mortality rate data from several causes of death to the U.S. congressional district level. The study’s primary goal is to promote areal interpolation techniques in the absence of a systematic and comprehensive national program for geocoding health events.
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Jilcott, S, Liu, H, Moore, J, Bethel, J, Wilson, J, and A Ammerman. “Commuter times, food retail gaps, and weight status in rural and urban North Carolina counties”. 2010.  Preventing Chronic Disease. 7(5), A107.  http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2010/sep/09_0208.htm.
Introduction
The prevalence of obesity is higher in rural than in urban areas of the United States, for reasons that are not well understood. We examined correlations between percentage of rural residents, commute times, food retail gap per capita, and body mass index (BMI) among North Carolina residents.
Methods
We used 2000 census data to determine each county’s percentage of rural residents and 1990 and 2000 census data to obtain mean county-level commute times. We obtained county-level food retail gap per capita, defined as the difference between county-level food demand and county-level food sales in 2008, from the North Carolina Department of Commerce, and BMI data from the 2007 North Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. To examine county-level associations between BMI and percentage of rural residents, commute times, and food retail gap per capita, we used Pearson correlation coefficients. To examine cross-sectional associations between individual-level BMI (n = 9,375) and county-level commute times and food retail gap per capita, we used multilevel regression models.
Results
The percentage of rural residents was positively correlated with commute times, food retail gaps, and county-level BMI. Individual-level BMI was positively associated with county-level commute times and food retail gaps.
Conclusions
Longer commute times and greater retail gaps may contribute to the rural obesity disparity. Future research should examine these relationships longitudinally and should test community-level obesity prevention strategies.
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Presentations

Building a Public Health Geodatabase in South Sulawesi, Indonesia.  With Ansariadi, PhD., Tomoyuki Shibata, PhD.  A poster presented at the National Meeting of the Association of American Geographers National Meeting held in New York City, Feb. 24 – 28, 2012

Isolation, Geography, and Pneumonia and Influenza Mortality in the US Elderly.  With Joseph Sepulveda (graduate student) . A poster presented at the American Public Health Association’s 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition held in Washington, D.C.  Oct. 29 – Nov. 2, 2011.

Wilson, James, Ansariadi, and Tomoyuki Shibata. “A public health geographic information system for a city in South Sulawesi. A lecture given on October 14, 2011 as part of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies Fall 2011 Lecture Series.

Wilson, James and Ansariadi. “Building a Public Health Geodatabase”. A lecture given on July 1, 2011 to the faculty members and graduate students of the Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat (School of Public Health) Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia.

Wilson, James and Ansariadi. “Explanation, Modeling, and Analysis of Selected Health Outcomes Using GIS”. A lecture given on June 24, 2011 to the faculty members and graduate students of the Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat (School of Public Health) Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia.

(Re)modeling Premature Mortality in the US.  With Christopher Mansfield, Ph.D.  A poster presented at the Association of American Geographers National Meeting held in Seattle, WA.  April 12-16, 2011.

Diabetes Mellitus: Geography and Mortality.  With  Kristen S. Borre, Ph.D., and Denise A. Kirk, Ph.D.   A poster presented at the National Meeting of the Association of American Geographers National Meeting held in Washington DC. April 14-18, 2010.

Commute times, food retail gaps, and weight status in rural and urban North Carolina counties. Stephanie B. Jilcott, PhD, Haiyong Liu,  PhD, Justin Moore, PhD, MS, Jeffrey Bethel, PhD, James Wilson, PhD, Alice Ammerman, DrPH, RD.  A poster presented at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference held in Minneapolis, MN, June 9-12, 2010. (Delivered by Stephanie Jilcott)

Diabetes Mellitus: Geography and Mortality.  With KS Borre and DA Kirk.   2010 National Meeting of the Association of American Geographers held in Washington DC. Poster

Spatial Interpolation:  a public health application.  With CJ Mansfield and DA Kirk. 2008  Meeting of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers held in Greensboro, NC

US County Maps Showing Premature Mortality from Selected Causes Based on Life Expectancy at Age of Death 2001 – 2005.  With DA Kirk  2008.  136th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association held in San Diego, CA.

Health Statistics by Congressional District:  A foundation for political epidemiology to inform health policy.  With CJ Mansfield and DA Kirk. 2007. 135th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association held in Washington, DC.

Exploring and Regionalizing Geographic Distributions of Rare Causes of Mortality. With OC Elci , and DA Kirk. 2007. 135th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association held in Washington, DC.
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