Michael John Widener
BA with Highest Honors, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, 2007 (Geography).
MS, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 2009 (Geography).
PhD, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, 2012 (Geography).
Positions & Work Experience
08-2012-, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Widener, MJ, Metcalf SS, Bar-Yam Y (2013). Agent-based Modeling of Policies to Improve Urban Food Access for Low-income Populations. Journal of Applied Geography.
Widener, MJ, Farber S, Neutens T, Horner MW (2013). Using Urban Commuting Data to Calculate a Spatiotemporal Accessibility Measure for Food Environment Studies. Health and Place.
Widener MJ, Horner MW, Metcalf SS (2012). Simulating the effects of social networks on a population’s hurricane evacuation participation. Journal of Geographical Systems.
Widener MJ, Metcalf SS, Northridge M, Chakraborty B, Marshall S, and Lamster I (2012). Exploring the role of peer density in the self-reported oral health outcomes of older adults. Health and Place.
Widener MJ, Bar-Yam Yavni, Gros A, Metcalf SS, Bar-Yam Yaneer (2012). Modeling Policy and Agricultural Decisions in Afghanistan. GeoJournal.
Widener MJ, Metcalf SS, Bar-Yam Y (2012). Developing a Mobile Produce Distribution System for Low-income Urban Residents in Food Deserts. Journal of Urban Health.
Widener MJ, Crago NC, Aldstadt J (2012). Developing a Parallel Computational Implementation of AMOEBA. International Journal of Geographical Information Science.
McLafferty S, Widener MJ, Grady S, Chakrabarti R (2012). Ethnic Density and Immigrant Health Inequalities: Bangladeshi Immigrant Women in New York City in the 1990s. Annals of the Association of American Geographers.
Widener MJ, Metcalf SS, Bar-Yam Y (2011). Dynamic Urban Food Environments: A Temporal Analysis of Access to Healthy Foods. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 41(4), 439.
Horner MW and Widener MJ (2011). The effects of transportation network failure on people’s accessibility to hurricane disaster relief goods: a modeling approach and application to a Florida case study. Natural Hazards, 59(3), 1619.
Widener MJ, Horner MW (2011). A Hierarchical Approach to Modeling Hurricane Disaster Relief Goods Distribution. Journal of Transport Geography, 19(4), 821.
Metcalf SS, Widener MJ (2011). Growing Buffalo's capacity for local food: A systems framework for sustainable agriculture. Journal of Applied Geography, 31(4), 1242.
Horner MW, Widener MJ (2010). How do Socioeconomic Characteristics Interact with Equity and Efficiency Considerations? An Analysis of Hurricane Disaster Relief Goods Provision. Xiang B, Yao A (Eds.), Geospatial Analysis in Urban Environments. Springer.
Widener MJ, Horner MW. A Geospatial Framework for Incorporating Behavioral Response and Infrastructure Uncertainty into the Analysis of Extreme Events. GIScience 2008, Park City. 2008.
Widener MJ, Horner MW. How do Socioeconomic Characteristics Interact with Equity and Efficiency Considerations? Transportation Planning for Hurricane Disaster Relief. Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC. 2009.
Widener MJ, Horner MW. Adapting a Hierarchical Median Model for Hurricane Disaster Relief Planning. Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC. 2010.
Metcalf SS, Widener MJ, Baker J. A Systems Modeling Framework for Sustainable Urban Agriculture: Benchmarking Buffalo. Local Food Systems in Old Industrial Regions, Toledo, OH. 2010.
Zia A, Koliba C, Metcalf SS, Widener MJ. Agent Based Models of Cross-Jurisdictional Governance Networks: Simulating the Emergence of Project Prioritization Patterns Under Alternate Policy Regimes and Network Structures. COMPACT Work: Challenges Of Making Public Administration and Complexity Theory Work, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 2011.
Metcalf SS, Widener MJ, Northridge ME, Chakraborty B, Marshall S, Lamster I. Modeling Ways to Improve Oral Health in Older Adults. System Dynamics Winter Camp, Austin, TX. 2011.
Widener MJ, Metcalf SS, Bar-Yam Y. Modeling Food Preference within Urban Environments. International Conference on Complex Systems, Quincy, MA. 2011.
Widener MJ, Horner MW, Metcalf SS. Simulating the effects of social networks on people’s hurricane evacuation rates. Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC. 2012.
Widener MJ, Farber S, Neutens T, Horner MW. Incorporating Spatiotemporal Accessibility and Activity Analysis in Urban Food Environment Studies. Time-Geographic Information Science Workshop at GIScience 2012, Columbus, OH. 2012.
Widener MJ, Horner MW. Representing Dynamic Urban Environments in Spatial Optimization Models. GIScience 2012, Columbus, OH. 2012.
Aldstadt J, Widener MJ, Crago NC. Detecting Irregular Clusters in Big Spatial Data. GIScience 2012, Columbus, OH. 2012.
Introduction to Geographic Information Science.
15-GEOG-104 INTRO HUMAN GEOG.
GEOG7091-001, Seminar: GIS - Dynamic Modeling with Spatial Data.