Estimating Neighborhood Disadvantage Indices for Disease Risk
Dr. Wheeler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Wheeler holds a B.A. in Geography from Syracuse University, an M.S. in Statistics, an M.A. and Ph.D. in Geography from The Ohio State University, and an MPH from the Harvard University School of Public Health. Before starting at VCU, Dr. Wheeler was a Cancer Prevention Fellow in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute from 2008-2011. Dr. Wheeler conducts research in spatial, environmental, and cancer epidemiology with a focus on the analysis of correlated environmental exposures and modeling spatial patterns in disease risk. He currently is the principal investigator of two R01s and an R21 from the National Cancer Institute studying environmental and neighborhood factors for cancer risk. Dr. Wheeler also teaches graduate courses on spatial data analysis and using geographic information systems in Public Health at VCU.