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John R. Weeks

Geography
San Diego State University
Professor

John R. Weeks is Distinguished Professor of Geography and Director of the International Population Center at San Diego State University, Clinical Professor of Global Public Health at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, and a Senior Fellow of the California Council on Science and Technology. He holds a doctorate in Demography from the University of California, Berkeley. His textbook, Population: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Publishing, 2011) is now in its 11th edition and has been the best-selling text in the field since it first came out in 1978. He has also published more than 130 papers and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and books. He is on the editorial boards of the Annals of the Association of American Geography, GeoJournal, and the Journal of Minority Health, and is the Historian of the Population Association of America.

Grants, Awards and Distinctions:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 2012-2016. Douglas Stow, PI, John R. Weeks, Co-Principal Investigator. The Urban Transition in Ghana and Its Relation to Land Cover and Land Use Change Through Analysis of Multi-Scale and Multi-Temporal Satellite Image Data. $900,000.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Land Use/Cover Change Grant (LULCC). 2012-2015. The Urban Transition in Ghana and Its Relation to Land Cover and Land Use Change Through Analysis of Multi-scale and Multi-temporal Satellite Image Data. PI: Doug Stow; co-PIs: David López-Carr, John Weeks, Li An. $993,000. 

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Broom Center Publications
Lloyd Coulter, Douglas A Stow, Yu-Hsin Tsai, Nicholas Ibanez, Hsiao-chien Shih, Andrew Kerr, Magdalena Benza, John R Weeks, and Foster Mensah. 2016.
"Classification and assessment of land cover and land use change in southern Ghana using dense stacks of Landsat 7 ETM+ imagery."
Remote Sensing Environment.
Magdalena Benza, John R Weeks, Douglas A Stow, David López-Carr, and Keith C Clarke. 2016.
"A Pattern-Based Definition of Urban Context Using Remote Sensing and GIS."
Remote Sensing Environment.
Steven Crook, Li An, John R. Weeks, and Douglas A. Stow. 2016.
"Latent Trajectory Modeling of Spatiotemporal Relationships between Land Cover and Land Use, Socioeconomics, and Obesity in Ghana."
Spatial Demography.
Douglas Stow, John R. Weeks, Hsiao-chien Shih, Lloyd Coulter, Yu-Hsin Tsai, Andrew Kerr, and Foster Mensah. 2016.
"Inter-regional pattern of urbanization in southern Ghana in the first decade of the new millennium."
Journal of Applied Geography.
Sory Toure, Douglas Stow, Hsiang-chien Shih, Lloyd Coulter, John Weeks, Ryan Engstrom and Avery Sandborn. 2016.
"An object-based temporal inversion approach to urban land use change analysis."
Remote Sensing Letters.
Erin E. Conners, Joseph M. Vinetz, John R. Weeks, and Kimberly C. Brouwer. 2016.
"A global systematic review of Chagas disease prevalence among migrants."
Acta Tropica. 
Hsiao-chien Shih, Douglas A. Stow, John R. Weeks, and Lloyd Coulter. 2016.
"Determining the Type and Starting Time of Land Cover and Land Use Change in Ghana Based on Discrete Analysis of Dense Landsat Image Time Series."
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (JSTARS), .
Magdalena Benza, John R. Weeks, Douglas A. Stow, David López-Carr, Keith C. Clarke. 2016. 
"A pattern-based definition of urban context using remote sensing and GIS."
Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 183: 250-264
M. Benza, JR Weeks, DA Stow, KC Clarke, D, López-Carr (2015). 
"Fertility and Urban Context: A Case Study from West Africa Using Remotely Sensed Imagery and GIS. "
 Papers of the 2012 Population Association of America Annual Conference. May 3-5, San Diego, CA 
Ryan Engstrom, Avery Sandborn, Yu Qin, Jason Burgdorfer, Douglas Stow, John Weeks, and Jordan Graesser. 2015. 
"Mapping slums using spatial features in Accra, Ghana. "
Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE), Lausanne, Switzerland, 2015:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JURSE.2015.7120494
Marta M. Jankowska, Justin Stoler, Caetlin Ofiesh, David Rain, and John R. Weeks. 2015. 
"Agency, Access, and Anopheles: Neighborhood health perceptions and the implications for community health interventions in Accra, Ghana. "
Global Health Action, 8(http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v8.26492).
Gregory B. Weeks and John R. Weeks. 2015. 
"The Train Has Left the Station: Latino Aging in the New South. "
Chapter 4 in W.A. Vega, K.S. Markides, J.L. Angel, and F.M. Torres-Gil, F.M., editors, Challenges of Latino Aging in the Americas (Dordrecht: Springer).
Weeks, John R. 2015. 
"Population: Introduction to Concepts and Issues. "
Twelfth Edition (Boston, MA: Cengage Learning).
Weeks, John R. Demography is an Inherently Spatial Science, in Frank M. Howell, Jeremy R. Porter, and Stephen A. Matthews. In press. 
"Recapturing Space: New Middle-Range Theory In Spatial Demography. "
Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer
A. Lopez-Carr, D. López-Carr, L. Grant, J. Weeks (2015).
"Using Spatial, Hierarchical, and Econometric Models in Urban Data-poor Areas to Examine Food Security. "
Plurimondi. An International Forum for Research and Debate on Human Settlements. Special Issue: Proceedings of The XIX European Colloquium in Theoretical and Quantitative Geography (ECTQG2015) (Article pre-print). Vol 7, No 15: 1-8.  
David López-Carr, Kevin M. Mwenda, Narcisa G. Pricope, Phaedon C. Kyriakidis, Marta M. Jankowska, John Weeks, Chris Funk, Gregory Husak, and Joel Michaelsen. 2015.  
"A spatial statistical analysis of climate-related child malnutrition in the lake victoria basin. "
Proceedings of the 2015 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium(IGARSS) Conference. Milan, Italy. pp. 2564-25-67.
Weeks, John R. Demography is an Inherently Spatial Science, in Frank M. Howell, Jeremy R. Porter, and Stephen A. Matthews. 2014. 
"Recapturing Space: New Middle-Range Theory"
 In Spatial Demography (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer).
Weeks, John R. 2014. 
"History and Future of World Population"
Chapter 2 in Deborah McFarlane, Editor, Global Population and Reproductive Health (Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning).
Weeks, John R. 2014. 
"Population Theories and Dynamics"
Chapter 5 in Deborah McFarlane, Editor, Global Population and Reproductive Health (Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning).
Weeks, John R. In press. 
"Population: Introduction to Concepts and Issues"
Twelfth Edition (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning).
Gregory Weeks and John R. Weeks. 2014. 
"The political demography of U.S.-Cuba relations. "
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/12/18/the-political-demography-of-u-s-cuba-relations/.
John R. Weeks. 2014. 
"The World Can't Support Its Current Population Without Inequality and Poverty. "
World Geography: Understanding a Changing World (http://worldgeography2.abc-clio.com/).
John R. Weeks. 2014. 
"Demographic Transition Theory, and Malthus, Thomas. "
George Ritzer, ed., The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd Edition (Oxford, UK: Wiley Blackwell Publishing Co.).
Stoler, Justin, John R. Weeks, and Günther Fink.
"Sachet drinking water in Ghana's Accra-Tema Metropolitan Area: Past, present, and future"
Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 2013.
Brouwer, Kimberly C., Melanie L. Rusch, John R. Weeks, Remedios Lozada, Alicia Vera, Carlos Magis-Rodríguez, and Steffanie A. Strathdee.
"Spatial Epidemiology of HIV Among Injection Drug Users in Tijuana, Mexico"
Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 2013.
Jankowska, Marta, Magdalena Benza-Fiocco, and John R. Weeks. 2013. 
"Estimating Spatial Inequalities of Urban Child Mortality"
Demographic Research, 28(2):33-62. 
Toure, Sory, Douglas Stow, John R. Weeks, and Sanil Kumar. 2013. 
"Histogram Curve Matching Approaches for Object- Based Image Classification of Land Cover and Land Use"
Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 79(5): 433-440. 
Stoler, Justin, John R. Weeks, and Richard Appiah Otoo. 2013. 
"Drinking Water in Transition: A Multilevel Cross- sectional Analysis of Sachet Water Consumption in Accra"
PLOS ONE, 8(6): e67257. 
Weeks, John R., Allan G. Hill, and Justin Stoler. 2013. 
"Introduction "
to the Accra School: An Overview of Health, Poverty, and Place in Accra, Chapter 1 in John R. Weeks, Allan G. Hill, and Justin Stoler, Editors, Spatial Inequalities: Health Poverty and Place in Accra, Ghana (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer). 
Zvoleff, Alex, Li An, Justin Stoler, John R. Weeks. 2013. 
"What if Neighbors' Neighborhoods Differ: The Influence of Neighborhood Definitions on Health Outcomes in Accra"
Chapter 9 in John R. Weeks, Allan G. Hill, and Justin Stoler, Editors, Spatial Inequalities: Health Poverty and Place in Accra, Ghana (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer).
Weeks, John R., Justin Stoler, Allan G. Hill, Alex Zvoleff. 2013. 
"Fertility in Context: Exploring Egocentric Neighborhoods in Accra"
Chapter 11 in John R. Weeks, Allan G. Hill, and Justin Stoler, Editors, Spatial Inequalities: Health Poverty and Place in Accra, Ghana (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer).
Weeks, John R., Allan G. Hill, and Justin Stoler. 2013. 
"Spatial Inequalities: Health Poverty and Place in Accra, Ghana"
Editors,  (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer).
Weeks, Gregory B., and John R. Weeks
"Immigration and Transnationalism: Rethinking the Role of the State in Latin America"
International Migration. 2012
Coulter, Lloyd L., Gregg Verutes, and John R. Weeks
"Health, Poverty, and Place in Accra, Ghana: Mapping Neighborhoods"
Journal of Maps, Special Issue on Innovative Mapping in Spatial Demography. 2012
Ashcroft, Eric, Douglas A. Stow, John R. Weeks, S. Toure, Christopher Lippitt, and Lloyd Coulter
"Urban vegetation cover and vegetation change in Accra, Ghana: Connection to housing quality"
Professional Geographer, 2012
Fink, Günther, Justin Stoler, and John R. Weeks
"Sachet drinking water in Ghana's Accra-Tema Metropolitan Area: Past, present, and future"
Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 2012
Brouwer, Kimberly C., Melanie L. Rusch, John R. Weeks, Remedios Lozada, Alicia Vera, Carlos Magis-Rodríguez,and Steffanie A. Strathdee 
"Spatial Epidemiology of HIV Among Injection Drug Users in Tijuana, Mexico"
Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 2012
Ampofo, Joseph, Justin Stoler, Günther Fink, John R. Weeks, Richard Appiah Otoo and Allan G. Hill, “,” 
"When Urban Taps Run Dry: Sachet Water Consumption and Health Effects in Low Income Neighborhoods of Accra, Ghana"
Health & Place, Volume 18, Issue 2, March 2012, pages 250-262.
Engstrom, Ryan, David Rain, Caetlin Ofiesh, Henry Jewell, and John R. Weeks
"Defining Neighborhood Boundaries for Urban Health Research in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Accra, Ghana"
Journal of Maps, Special Issue on Innovative Mapping in Spatial Demography. 2012
Brouwer, Kimberly C., Remedios Lozada, John R. Weeks, Carlos Magis-Rodríguez, Michelle Firestone-Cruz, and Steffanie A. Strathdee
"Intra-Urban Mobility and its Potential Impact on the Spread of Blood-Borne Infections among Drug Injectors in Tijuana, Mexico"
Substance Use and Misuse, 47(3):244-253. 2012.
Justin Stoler, Dean Daniels, John R. Weeks, Douglas A. Stow, Lloyd L. Coulter, and Brian K. Finch.
"Assessing the Utility of Satellite Imagery with Differing Spatial Resolutions for Deriving Proxy Measures of Slum Presence in Accra, Ghana"
GIScience & Remote Sensing, 49(1):31-52, 2012.
John R. Weeks and Debbie L. Fugate.
"Introduction: What is the youth bulge and why does it matter?"
Chapter 1 in John R. Weeks and Debbie L. Fugate, Editors, The Youth Bulge: Challenge or Opportunity? (New York: IDEBATE Press), 2012.
John R. Weeks, Arthur Getis, Douglas A. Stow, Allan G. Hill, David Rain, Ryan Engstrom, Justin Stoler, Christopher Lippitt, Marta Jankowska, Anna Carla Lopez, Lloyd Coulter, and Caetlin Ofiesh.
"Connecting the Dots Between Health, Poverty and Place in Accra, Ghana"
Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Volume 102, Issue 5, 2012.
John R. Weeks.
"Why Do Some Countries Have a Demographic Dividend and Others Do Not?"
Chapter 10 in John R. Weeks and Debbie L. Fugate, Editors, The Youth Bulge: Challenge or Opportunity? (New York: IDEBATE Press), 2012.
Gregory B. Weeks and John R. Weeks.
"The Demographic Fit Between the US and Latin America"
Chapter 11 in John R. Weeks and Debbie L. Fugate, Editors, The Youth Bulge: Challenge or Opportunity? (New York: IDEBATE Press), 2012.
John R. Weeks and Debbie L. Fugate.
"The Youth Bulge: Challenge or Opportunity?"
Editors, (New York: IDEBATE Press), 2012.
Engstrom, Ryan, Marta M. Jankowska, and John R. Weeks
"Do the Most Vulnerable People Live in the Worst Slums? A Spatial Analysis of Accra, Ghana"
Annals of GIS, 17(4):221-235. 2011
Weeks, Gregory B. and John R. Weeks
"Latin American Migration to the United States: A Multidisciplinary View"
The Latin Americanist, 55(4):5-8. 2011
Belch, George E., Joni A. Mayer, Susan I. Woodruff, Donald J. Slymen, James F. Sallis, Jean L. Forster, Elizabeth J. Clapp, KatherineD. Hoerster, Latrice C. Pichon, John R. Weeks, Martin A. Weinstock, and Todd Gilmer
"Adolescents' Use of Indoor Tanning: A large-scale evaluation of psychosocial, environmental, and policy level correlates"
American Journal of Public Health, 101(5):930-938, 2011.
Brodine, Stephanie K., Justin Stoler, , Simeon Bromfield, John R. Weeks, and Henry P. Scarlett
"Exploring the relationships between dengue fever knowledge and Aedes aegypti breeding in St. Catherine Parish, Jamaica: A pilot of enhanced low-cost surveillance"
Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine, 2011(2):93-103.