Faculty Profile

Joseph Oppong

Title
Academic Associate Dean
Department
Toulouse Graduate School
College
University of North Texas
Professor
Geography and the Environment
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 1992.
Major: Department of Geography
MA, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 1986.
Major: Department of Geography
BA, University of Ghana, Legon, 1982.
Major: Department of Geography

Current Scheduled Teaching*

GEOG 4900.708, Special Problems, Summer 2021
GEOG 4900.708, Special Problems, Summer 2021

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

BIOL 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
GEOG 4120.001, Medical Geography, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5140.001, Medical Geography, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
GEOG 1200.001, Global Societies, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2020
BIOL 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
GEOG 4120.001, Medical Geography, Spring 2020 Syllabus
GEOG 5140.001, Medical Geography, Spring 2020
BIOL 6900.777, Special Problems, Spring 2020
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2020
BIOL 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
GEOG 5130.001, Research in Human Geography, Fall 2019 SPOT
BIOL 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
GEOG 1200.001, Global Societies, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 5950.777, Master's Thesis, Spring 2019
BIOL 6900.777, Special Problems, Spring 8W2 2019
BIOL 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2018
BIOL 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2018
GEOG 4120.001, Medical Geography, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5140.001, Medical Geography, Spring 2018 SPOT
BIOL 6900.777, Special Problems, Spring 2018
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2018
BIOL 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
GEOG 3750.001, Geography of Contemporary Sub Saharan Africa, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 6940.777, Individual Research, Fall 2017
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2017
BIOL 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2017
GEOG 5950.708, Master's Thesis, Spring 2017
GEOG 4120.001, Medical Geography, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5140.001, Medical Geography, Spring 2017 SPOT
BIOL 6900.777, Special Problems, Spring 2017
BIOL 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2016
GEOG 1200.001, Global Societies, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2016
GEOG 5900.718, Special Problems, Fall 2016
BIOL 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2016
GEOG 5950.708, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2016
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2016
GEOG 5900.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2016
BIOL 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2016
GEOG 3750.001, Geography of Contemporary Sub Saharan Africa, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5950.708, Master's Thesis, Spring 2016
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2016
BIOL 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2015
GEOG 2110.002, Foundations of Geographic Research, Fall 2015 SPOT
GEOG 5950.008, Master's Thesis, Fall 2015
BIOL 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2015
GEOG 4120.001, Medical Geography, Spring 2015 Syllabus
GEOG 5140.001, Medical Geography, Spring 2015
GEOG 2170.002, Culture, Environment and Society, Fall 2014 Syllabus
BIOL 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2014
GEOG 5950.006, Master's Thesis, Fall 2014
GEOG 4900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2014
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2014
GEOG 5900.798, Special Problems, Fall 2014
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2014
BIOL 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2014
GEOG 4120.001, Medical Geography, Spring 2014 Syllabus
GEOG 5140.001, Medical Geography, Spring 2014
GEOG 5140.791, Medical Geography, Spring 2014
BIOL 6950.777, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2013
GEOG 3750.001, Geography of Contemporary Sub Saharan Africa, Fall 2013 Syllabus
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2013
GEOG 5950.704, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2013
GEOG 5950.708, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2013
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2013
GEOG 5950.708, Master's Thesis, Spring 2013
GEOG 4120.001, Medical Geography, Spring 2013 Syllabus
GEOG 5140.001, Medical Geography, Spring 2013
GEOG 5140.791, Medical Geography, Spring 2013
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2013
GEOG 3750.001, Geography of Contemporary Sub Saharan Africa, Fall 2012 Syllabus
GEOG 5950.006, Master's Thesis, Fall 2012
GEOG 4900.707, Special Problems, Fall 2012
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2012
GEOG 5950.704, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2012
GEOG 5950.708, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2012
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2012
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2012
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2012
GEOG 3750.001, Geography of Contemporary Sub Saharan Africa, Spring 2012 Syllabus
GEOG 5950.708, Master's Thesis, Spring 2012
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2012
GEOG 5950.006, Master's Thesis, Fall 2011
GEOG 4120.001, Medical Geography, Fall 2011 Syllabus
GEOG 5130.001, Research in Human Geography, Fall 2011
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2011
GEOG 5950.704, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2011
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2011
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2011
GEOG 5900.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2011
GEOG 3750.001, Geography of Contemporary Sub Saharan Africa, Spring 2011 Syllabus
GEOG 5950.708, Master's Thesis, Spring 2011
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2011
GEOG 5950.006, Master's Thesis, Fall 2010
GEOG 4120.001, Medical Geography, Fall 2010 Syllabus
GEOG 5130.001, Research in Human Geography, Fall 2010
GEOG 4900.707, Special Problems, Fall 2010
GEOG 5950.704, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2010
GEOG 4900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2010
GEOG 3750.001, Geography of Contemporary Sub Saharan Africa, Spring 2010
GEOG 5950.708, Master's Thesis, Spring 2010
GEOG 4951.708, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Fall 2009
GEOG 4120.001, Medical Geography, Fall 2009
GEOG 5130.001, Research in Human Geography, Fall 2009
GEOG 5900.702, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2009
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2009
GEOG 3750.001, Geography of Contemporary Sub Saharan Africa, Spring 2009
BIOL 4950.777, Honors Thesis in Biology, Spring 2009
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2009
GEOG 4120.001, Medical Geography, Fall 2008
GEOG 5130.001, Research in Human Geography, Fall 2008
GEOG 4900.707, Special Problems, Fall 2008
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2008
GEOG 1200.002, World Regional Geography, Fall 2008
GEOG 5950.704, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2008
GEOG 1200.001, World Regional Geography, Summer 3W1 2008
GEOG 3750.001, Geography of Contemporary Sub Saharan Africa, Spring 2008
GEOG 4410.001, Location Allocation Modeling, Spring 2008
GEOG 5410.001, Location Allocation Modeling, Spring 2008
GEOG 5950.704, Master's Thesis, Spring 2008
GEOG 4900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2008
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2008
GEOG 5950.006, Master's Thesis, Fall 2007
GEOG 4120.001, Medical Geography, Fall 2007
GEOG 5120.001, Research in Physical Geography, Fall 2007
GEOG 1200.002, World Regional Geography, Fall 2007
GEOG 4900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2007
GEOG 4900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2007
GEOG 5950.704, Master's Thesis, Spring 2007
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2007
GEOG 5950.006, Master's Thesis, Fall 2006
GEOG 4120.001, Medical Geography, Fall 2006
GEOG 3190.001, Quantitative Methods in Geography, Fall 2006
GEOG 5120.001, Research in Physical Geography, Fall 2006
GEOG 4900.707, Special Problems, Fall 2006
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2006
GEOG 5950.704, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2006
GEOG 4900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2006
GEOG 5900.702, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2006
GEOG 5900.792, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2006
GEOG 1200.001, World Regional Geography, Summer 5W1 2006
GEOG 3750.001, Geography of Contemporary Sub Saharan Africa, Spring 2006
GEOG 3100.001, Geography of the United States and Canada, Spring 2006
GEOG 5950.704, Master's Thesis, Spring 2006
GEOG 4900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2006
GEOG 5960.001, Geography Institute, Fall 2005
GEOG 5950.006, Master's Thesis, Fall 2005
GEOG 4120.001, Medical Geography, Fall 2005
GEOG 3190.001, Quantitative Methods in Geography, Fall 2005
GEOG 4900.707, Special Problems, Fall 2005
GEOG 5900.300, Special Problems, Fall 2005
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2005
GEOG 4040.001, Ghana Field School, Summer 5W1 2005
GEOG 5040.001, Ghana Field School, Summer 5W1 2005
GEOG 5950.704, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2005
GEOG 4900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2005
GEOG 5900.702, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2005
GEOG 5960.012, Geography Institute, Spring 2005
GEOG 3750.001, Geography of Contemporary Sub Saharan Africa, Spring 2005
GEOG 3100.001, Geography of the United States and Canada, Spring 2005
GEOG 4410.001, Location Allocation Modeling, Spring 2005
GEOG 5950.704, Master's Thesis, Spring 2005
GEOG 4900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2005
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2005
GEOG 5960.001, Geography Institute, Fall 2004
GEOG 5960.791, Geography Institute, Fall 2004
GEOG 4120.001, Medical Geography, Fall 2004
GEOG 3190.001, Quantitative Methods in Geography, Fall 2004
GEOG 5900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2004

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts and Proceedings
Oppong, J. R. (1997). Modeling Bypassing of Health Facilities in Ghana.
Oppong, J. R. (1996). The Geography of Age-Adjusted Lung Cancer Mortality in Texas, 1980-1994.
Oppong, J. R. (1994). The Canadian Health System: Lessons from Alberta for the United States. In S. Eve, S. Ingman, and B. Haven (eds.) Proceedings of the Conference, Canadian Health System, Lessons for the United States.
Oppong, J. R. (1989). The Relative Attractiveness of Edmonton and the High Prairie Region in the Province of Alberta, Canada. In: M. Leroy (ed.).
Book
Oppong, J. R., Agyei-Mensah, S. (2014). The changing medical geography of Africa.. Selected Readings in Geography: Essays in Commemoration of the 65th Anniversary of the University of Ghana..
Oppong, J. R. (2010). Pandemics and global health.
Oppong, J. R. (2010). Sudan.
Oppong, J. R. (2008). Rwanda. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House Publishers.
Oppong, J. R. (2007). HIV/AIDS, gender, agency and empowerment issues in Africa.
Oppong, J. R. (2007). The Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Oppong, J. R. (2006). Africa South of the Sahara.
Oppong, J. R. (2004). HIV & AIDS in Africa: Beyond Epidemiology.
Oppong, J. R. (2004). Kenya.
Oppong, J. R. (2003). Ghana.
Oppong, J. R. (1996). AIDS, Health Care Systems and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa: Rethinking and Re-appraisal.
Book Chapter
Oppong, J. R. (2020). DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND THE AFRICAN HEALTH CARE CRISIS: A PATH TO SUSTAINABILITY. Disruptive Technologies, Innovation and Development in Africa. 117 -145 (28 pages). Palgrave Macmilan.
Oppong, J. R., Ruckthongsook, W. (2018). The Impact of Land use Land Cover Change on the Spatial Distribution of Buruli Ulcer in Southwest Ghana. 94-114. New York: Routledge. https://www.crcpress.com/Public-Health-Disease-and-Development-in-Africa/Kalipeni-Iwelunmor-Grigsby-Toussaint-Moise/p/book/9781138631250
Oppong, J. R., Heald, S., Ruckthongsook, W., Tiwari, C. (2017). Spatial Analysis of HIV/AIDS Survival in Dallas County, Texas. Population Health Intervention Research – Geographical Perspectives. 48-64. New York: Rutledge.
Oppong, J. R. (2015). Innovation, Science and Technology: Regional Networks for Research and Technology Development in Africa. Contemporary Regional Development in Africa. 159-180. Ashgate Publishing Limited.
Oppong, J. R. (2013). Researching Urban Slum Health in Nima, Accra. In Spatial Inequalities, Health, Poverty, and Place in Accra, Ghana. John Weeks, Alan Hill, and Justin Stoler (Eds.): GeoJournal Library, Vol. 110:109-124..
Oppong, J. R. (2012). Ghana: Prospects for Secondary School GIS Education in a Developing Country. In A. Milson, A. Demirci, and J. Kerski eds. International Perspectives on Teaching and learning GIS in Secondary Schools. .
Oppong, J. R. (2010). Culture, Conflict and Change in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: S. Aryeetey Attoh (ed.) Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa, Third Edition.
Oppong, J. R. (2010). Disease, Ecology and Environment. In Tim Brown, Sara McLafferty and Graham Moon (eds.) A Companion of Medical Geography.
Oppong, J. R. (2010). Medical Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa. In: S. Aryeetey Attoh (ed.) Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa, Third Edition.
Oppong, J. R. (2010). Oppong, J. R. and Adam Harold. 2010. Disease, Ecology and Environment. In Tim Brown, Sarah McLafferty and Graham Moon (eds). A Companion to Health and Medical Geography. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Blackwell-Wiley..
Oppong, J. R. (2010). Transport, Communication and information technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa. Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa, Third Edition..
Oppong, J. R. (2008). Africa's Globalization: Colonial Labor Economy, Migration and HIV/AIDS. In Pope, C., R. White, and R. Malow, eds.
Oppong, J. R. (2007). Burkina Faso. In David Levinson and Karen Christensen (eds.) Global perspectives on the United States: A Nation by Nation Survey. Great Barrington, MA.
Oppong, J. R. (2007). Burundi. In David Levinson and Karen Christensen (eds.) Global perspectives on the United States: A Nation by Nation Survey. Great Barrington, MA.
Oppong, J. R. (2007). In David Levinson and Karen Christensen (eds.) Global perspectives on the United States: A Nation by Nation Survey. Great Barrington, MA.
Oppong, J. R. (2007). In David Levinson and Karen Christensen (eds.) Global perspectives on the United States: A Nation by Nation Survey. Great Barrington, MA.
Oppong, J. R. (2007). Rwanda. In David Levinson and Karen Christensen (eds.) Global perspectives on the United States: A Nation by Nation Survey. Great Barrington, MA.
Oppong, J. R. (2007). The Gambia. In David Levinson and Karen Christensen (eds.) Global perspectives on the United States: A Nation by Nation Survey. Great Barrington, MA.
Oppong, J. R. (2006). Trajectories of Modern African Geography. In: P. T. Zeleza (ed.) The Study of Africa, Volume 1: Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Encounters. Dakar.
Oppong, J. R. (2004). Concluding Remarks: Beyond Epidemiology. In: Kalipeni, Craddock, Oppong and Ghosh (eds.).
Oppong, J. R. (2004). Geographic Information Systems Perspective on Black American Health. In: I. L. Livingston (ed.).
Oppong, J. R. (2004). Ghana: Internal, International and Transnational Migration. In: M. I. Toro-Morn. and M. Alicea (eds.).
Oppong, J. R. (2004). HIV/AIDS in West Africa: The Case of Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria. In: Kalipeni, Craddock, Oppong and Ghosh (eds.).
Oppong, J. R. (2004). Perceptions and Misperceptions of AIDS in Africa. In: Kalipeni, Craddock, Oppong and Ghosh (eds.).
Oppong, J. R. (2003). Culture, Conflict and Change in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: S. Aryeetey-Attoh (ed.).
Oppong, J. R. (2003). Geography of Africa. In: G. L. Gaile and C. J. Wilmott (eds.) Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century.
Oppong, J. R. (2003). Medical Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa. In: S. Aryeetey-Attoh (ed.).
Oppong, J. R. (2003). Savanna. In: P. T. Zeleza and D. Eyoh (eds.) Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century African History.
Oppong, J. R. (2003). Transport and Communication in Sub-Saharan Africa: Digital Bridges over Spatial Divides. In: S. Aryeetey-Attoh (ed.).
Oppong, J. R. (2001). Culture Regions. In: R. Sumner (ed.).
Oppong, J. R. (2001). Structural Adjustment and the Health Care System. In: K. Konadu-Agyeman (ed.).
Oppong, J. R. (2001). Transportation. In: R. Sumner (ed.).
Oppong, J. R. (1997). Culture, Conflict and Change in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: S. Aryeetey-Attoh (ed.) The Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Oppong, J. R. (1995). The Canadian Health System: Lessons from Alberta for the United States. In: S. Eve, S. Ingman, and B. Haven (eds.).
Book Review
Oppong, J. R. (2000). In the Blood – Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race, by Melbourne Tapper.
Oppong, J. R. (1996). AIDS in Africa: Its Present and Future Impact, by Tony Barnett and Piers Blaikie. Guilford Press, New York, 1992.
Conference Proceeding
Kala, A., Atkinson, S., Tiwari, C., Oppong, J. R., Mikler, A. R. (2014). Using Multivariate Geovisualization to Model the Relationships Between Place Vulnerability and West Nile Virus Risk. 2, 363-369. Environmental Science and Technology.
Oppong, J. R. (2001). A Geographic Information Systems Approach to Buruli Ulcer Research.
Oppong, J. R. (1999). Data Problems in GIS and Health. Setting an Agenda for Research on Health and the Environment.
Encyclopedia Article
Oppong, J. R. (2020). Globalization of Communicable Diseases. (2nd Edition Vol. 6), 223-228. Elsevier Ltd.. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-102295-5.10438-X
Oppong, J. R., Lester, K. A. (2017). HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis. International Encyclopedia of Public Health. (2nd Edition), . London: Elsevier.
Journal Article
Boyce, L., Prybutok, G. L., Oppong, J. R. (2020). Spatial Variation in COPD Mortality Rates in Texas Counties (1999 -2009). Texas Public Health Journal. 72(3), 25-30.
Oppong, J. R. (2020). The African COVID-19 Anomaly. African Geographical Review. Taylor and Francis.
Iyanda, A., Dinkins, B. J., Osayomi, T., Adeusi, T. J., Lu, Y., Oppong, J. R. (2020). Fertility knowledge, contraceptive use and unintentional pregnancy in 29 African countries: a cross-sectional study. Springer.
Iyanda, A., Oppong, J. R., Hamilton, P., Tiwari, C. (2018). Using GIS to detect cluster and spatial disparity in maternal health indicators: a need for social health interventions. Social Work in Public Health.
Ruckhongsook, W., Tiwari, C., Oppong, J. R., Natesan, P. (2018). Evaluation of threshold selection methods for adaptive kernel density estimation in disease mapping.. International Journal of Health Geographics.
Ruckthongsook, W., Tiwari, C., Oppong, J. R., Natesan, P. (2018). Evaluation of threshold selection methods for adaptive kernel density estimation in disease mapping. International Journal of Health Geographics. 17(10), .
Iyanda, A. E., Oppong, J. R., Omotoso, O. (2018). The influence of antenatal care system on Ghanaian Women’s preference of Public or Private Delivery Facility.
Oppong, J. R., Boakye, K., Edziyie, R., Owusu, A. Y., Tiwari, C. (2016). Emergency fire response in Ghana: the case of fire stations in Kumasi. African Geographical Review. African Geographical Review. 1-9. Informa UK Limited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19376812.2016.1231616
Briggle, A. R., Holbrook, J. B., Oppong, J. R., Hoffmann, J., Larsen, E. K., Pluscht, P. (2016). Research Ethics Education in the STEM Disciplines: The Promises and Challenges of a Gaming Approach. Science and Engineering Ethics. 22(1), 237-250. Springer Nature. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11948-015-9624-6
Wu, J., Tschakert, P., Klutse, E., Ferring, D., Ricciardi, V., Hausermann, H., Oppong, J. R., Smithwick, E. (2015). Buruli Ulcer Disease and Its Association with Land Cover in Southwestern Ghana. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0003840
Oppong, J. R., Mayer, J., Oren, E. (2015). The global health threat of African urban slums: the example of urban tuberculosis. African Geographical Review. 34(2), 182-195. Informa UK Limited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19376812.2014.910815
Oppong, J. R. (2014). The global healththreat of African urban slums: the example of urban tuberculosis. African Geographical Review.
Oppong, J. R., Kutch, L., Tiwari, C., Arbona, S. (2014). Vulnerable Places: Prison Locations, Socioeconomic Status, and HIV Infection in Texas. The Professional Geographer. 66(4), 653-663. Informa UK Limited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00330124.2013.852040
Oppong, J. R. (2013). Vulnerable Places: Prison Locations, Socioeconomic Status and HIV Infection in Texas. Professional Geographer.. Professional Geographer. Taylor and Francis.
Oppong, J. R. (2012). Mapping Late Testers for HIV in Texas, Health and Place Health and Place 18(3):568-75. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.01.008 Related Links: https://webmail.unt.edu/OWA/redir.aspx?C.
Oppong, J. R. (2011). A Spatially Explicit Environmental Health Surveillance Framework for Tick-Borne Diseases. In Julian Maantay and Sara McLafferty (eds) Geospatial Analysis of Environmental Health Geotechnologies and the Environment, Vol 4(3):357-371..
Oppong, J. R. (2010). Ghana's National Health Insurance Scheme in the context of the health MDGS: an empirical evaluation using propensity score matching. Health Economics. 19: 95-106 (2010). 2010..
Oppong, J. R. (2010). Mensah, J., J. R. Oppong and C. M. Schmidt, 2010. Ghana's Health Insurance Scheme in the Context of the Health MDGs. RUHR Economic Papers #157..
Oppong, J. R. (2007). Foreign-Born Status and Geographic Patterns of Tuberculosis in Tarrant County, Texas.
Oppong, J. R. (2007). Introduction. HIV/AIDS, gender, agency and empowerment issues in Africa.
Moore, A. R., Oppong, J. R. (2007). Sexual risk behavior among people living with HIV/AIDS in Togo. Social Science & Medicine. 64(5), 1057–1066. Elsevier.
Oppong, J. R. (2006). HIV/AIDS Among Teens and Young Adults (13-24) in Dallas County, TX.
Oppong, J. R. (2006). What is the Outcome of Location-Based Targeted Tuberculosis Screening Based on Universal Genotyping?.
Oppong, J. R., Mikler, A. R., Moonan, P., Weis, S. (2006). Workshop Computational Epidemiology-From Medical Geography to Computational Epidemiology–Dynamics of Tuberculosis Transmission in Enclosed Spaces. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 3473, 189–197. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1973-.
Oppong, J. R. (2005). Diamonds and Political Instability in Africa.
Oppong, J. R. (2005). The Geography of Landmines and Implications for Health and Disease in Africa.
Oppong, J. R. (2004). Gender Differences in an Emerging Health Profession: Ghanaian Women as Itinerant Drug vendors.
Oppong, J. R. (2004). Using GIS Technology to Identify Areas of Tuberculosis Transmission and Incidence.
Oppong, J. R. (2001). Locating Itinerant Drug Vendors in Ghana's Health Care System.
Oppong, J. R. (1998). A Vulnerability Interpretation of the Geography of HIV/AIDS in Ghana, 1986-95.
Oppong, J. R. (1998). An Interaction-based Location-Allocation Model for Health Facilities to Limit the Spread of HIV-AIDS in West Africa.
Oppong, J. R. (1998). The Refugee Crisis in Africa and Implications for Health and Disease: A Political Ecology Approach.
Oppong, J. R. (1997). Obstacles to Acceptance of Location-Allocation Models in Health Care Planning in Africa.
Oppong, J. R. (1997). The Geography of Health and Disease in Texas.. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. In In: D. Lyons and P. Hudak (eds.) Geographic Perspectives on the Texas Region.. 49-56.
Oppong, J. R. (1996). A Cross Cultural Perspective on AIDS in Africa: A Response to Rushing.
Oppong, J. R. (1996). Accommodating the Rainy Season in Third World Location-Allocation Applications.
Oppong, J. R. (1996). Health Care Between the Cracks: Itinerant Drug Vendors and HIV-AIDS in West Africa.
Oppong, J. R. (1996). Rethinking and Re-Appraising AIDS, Health Care Systems and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Oppong, J. R. (1995). The Human Factor and the Quality of Health Care.
Oppong, J. R., Hodgson, M. (1994). Improving Spatial Accessibility to Health Care Facilities in Suhum District, Ghana.. Professional Geographer. 46(2), 199-209.
Hodgson, M., Oppong, J. R. (1989). Some Efficiency and Equity Effects of Boundaries in Location-Allocation Models. Geographical Analysis. 21(2), 167-178.
Oppong, J. R. (1989). Some Efficiency and Equity Effects of Boundaries in Location-Allocation Models.
Oppong, J. R. (1988). Perceived Quality of Life in a Center-Periphery Framework. Social Indicators Research 20:605-620.
Oppong, J. R. (1987). Growth Center Policy and the Quality of Life.
Oppong, J. R. (1987). Objective and Subjective Indicators of the Quality of Life: A Northern Alberta Case Study.
Oppong, J. R. (1984). Improving Spatial Accessibility to Health Care Facilities in Suhum District, Ghana.
Popular Press Article
Oppong, J. R. (2009). Mensah Joseph and J. R. Oppong. 2009. Maternity Protection and Health Insurance in Africa. Comparative Overview of Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania. Working Paper, International Labor Office Social Security Department, Geneva. Available at: http://www.social-protection.org/gimi/gess/RessShowRessource.do?ressourceId=14643 Related Links: http://www.social-protection.org/gimi/gess/RessShowRessource.do?ressourceId.
Oppong, J. R. (2007). Maternity Protection and Health Insurance in Africa Comparative Overview of Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania.
Oppong, J. R. (2004). HIV/AIDS Among Teens and Youth Aged 13-24 in Dallas County, Texas.
Reference Entry
Kalipeni, E., Ghosh, J., Oppong, J. R. (2017). Disease and Illness, Political Ecology of. International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment and Technology. 1-10. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0540
Oppong, J. R., Lester, K. (2015). HIV/AIDS, African Perspectives. Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering: A Global Resource. 2(2), 459-464. Macmillan Reference USA.
Oppong, J. R., Huddleston, J. (2014). Disease Ecology. The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society. 416-421. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118410868.wbehibs186
Oppong, J. R., Kalipeni, E. (2003). A Cross-Cultural Perspective on AIDS in Africa: A Response to Rushing.. In William G. Moseley (ed.) Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial African Issues.. 253-259. Guilford, Connecticut: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin Company.
Oppong, J. R., Kalipeni, E. (1999). A Cross-Cultural Perspective on AIDS in Africa: A Response to Rushing.. African Rural and Urban Studies. 3(2), 91-112.
Kalipeni, E., Oppong, J. R. (1999). AIDS, Health Care Systems and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa: Rethinking and Re-Appraisal.. 73 Magazine. Special Issue of African Rural and Urban Studies. 3(2), 195. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press.
Kalipeni, E., Oppong, J. R. (1999). Introduction: Rethinking and Re-Appraising AIDS, Health Care Systems and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa. African Rural and Urban Studies. 3(2), 1-7.
Oppong, J. R. (1998). African Traditional Medicine: Dangerous, Anachronistic or Panacea.. In: S. Adjibolosoo and B. Ofori-Amoah (eds.) Addressing Misconceptions About Africa’s Development.. 97-111. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen press.
Oppong, J. R. (1997). Medical Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa.. In: S. Aryeetey-Attoh (ed.) The Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa.. 147-149. Prentice Hall.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Ishiyama, J. T. (Principal), Oppong, J. R. (Co-Principal), "NSF REU Grant," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $358000 Funded. (May 1, 2017May 30, 2020).
Oppong, J. R. (Principal), "Gaming Graduate Virtue Ethics Education in Science and Engineering," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $299558 Funded. (20132016).
Oppong, J. R., Ishiyama, J. T., "REU Site: Civil Conflict Management and Peace Science," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $399449.00 Funded. (June 09, 2014August 28, 2016).
Oppong, J. R., "US-Ghana International Workshop: Resilience Approaches to Understanding Environmental Health Impacts of Small Scale Gold Mining Sector," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $59439 Funded. (February 01, 2008January 31, 2009).
Oppong, J. R. (Co-Principal), "Research Workshop: HIV-AIDS in Africa: Gender, Agency and Vulnerability," Sponsored by Ezekiel Kalipeni, Jayati Ghosh and Asseta Zerai, Federal, $30000 Funded. (20032004).
Bavon, A. (Co-Principal), Land, M. (Co-Principal), McPherson, M. A. (Co-Principal), Oppong, J. R. (Co-Principal), Resnick, E. (Co-Principal), Schaffer, R. (Co-Principal), "AF/PD Professional Internship Program," Sponsored by U.S. Department of State, Federal, $369739 Funded. (20012002).
Oppong, J. R. (Co-Principal), "The Azikiwe-COMESA Professional Internship Program," Sponsored by Eileen Resnick, Mike McPherson, Al Bavon and Mitch Land, Federal, $473266 Funded. (20012002).
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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