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Gis Assistant, Earth Sciences Library
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BioPriyanka Vyas, PhD is an associate with the Stanford Geospatial Center. Dr. Vyas has a PhD in Public Policy and Political Economy from the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas, Dallas, and a postdoctoral training in tobacco control from the University of California, San Francisco .Her research interest lies at the intersection of public health, GIS, and urban planning and geography. On the domestic front, she has worked on understanding the spatial and contextual factors that drive variation in noncommunicable diseases. In particular she has worked on projects that link neighborhood environment and the influence of retail environment on influencing health behavior such as tobacco use. On the international front, She has worked on projects that seek to examine gaps in child immunization coverage in Bangladesh and understanding the role of GIS for public health decision-making in the context of LMIC.
Priyanka Vyas, Janice Tsoh, Ginny Gildengorin, Susan Stewart, Edgar Yu, Alice Guan, Amber Pham, Nancy Burke, Steven Mcphee, “Disentangling individual and neighborhood differences in the intent to quit among Asian American male smokers”, Preventive Medicine Reports, March 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2020.101064
Priyanka Vyas, Pamela Ling, Bob Gordon, Jennifer Callewaert, Alvin Dang, Derek Smith, Brittany Chan, Stanton A. Glantz, “Compliance with San Francisco’s Flavored Tobacco Sales Prohibition”, Tobacco Control, April 2020
Priyanka Vyas, Hugh Sturrock, Pamela Ling, “Examining the role of a retail density ordinance in reducing concentration of tobacco retailers”, Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology, October, 2019
Priyanka Vyas, Dohyeong Kim, Alayne Adams, “Understanding spatial and contextual factors influencing child immunization coverage in Bangladesh”. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, Nov, 2018
Dohyeong Kim, Malabika Sarkar, Priyanka Vyas, “Role of spatial tools for public health decision-making in Bangladesh”, Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition, February 2016.
Head Librarian and Bibliographer, Hopkins Marine Library
Current Role at StanfordMy main goals are to:
1. support excellence in research by any means necessary, with physical and virtual library spaces and collections;
2. facilitate effective stewardship and curation of information and data generated by the research community at Hopkins Marine Station;
3. extend the preservation efforts of HMS archive collections to create actionable research products, thus broadening their utility and impact; and,
4. share the remarkable work of Hopkins researchers with our local community through meaningful engagement with diverse audiences.
I am responsible for the overall management of the Harold A. Miller Library. I make purchase decisions for books, journals, and electronic resources in the marine sciences. I help Hopkins residents find the information they need, procure documents not available on site or online, and provide instruction on use of physical and virtual library resources and spaces. I also provide research services, including consultations on data management, sharing and curation. I manage the Miller Library's web pages and Facebook presence.
In my role as Assistant to the Director of the Station, I help with fundraising, publicity, and tours. I also help manage content for the Station's web pages and social media feeds. Find me on Twitter @AWhitTwit.