Faculty Profile for Dr. F Benjamin Zhan

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Dr. F Benjamin Zhan
Professor — Dept of Geography & Environmntl Studies
Professor — Dept of Geography & Environmntl Studies
Professor — Dept of Geography & Environmntl Studies
ELA 319
phone: (512) 245-8846

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Fulton, L. V., Dong, Z., Zhan, F. B., Kruse, C. S., & Stigler Granados, P. E. (2019). Geospatial-Temporal and Demand Models for Opioid Admissions, Implications for Policy. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 8, 993. https://doi.org/doi:10.3390/jcm8070993
  • Gong, X., & Zhan, F. B. (n.d.). A method for identifying critical time windows of maternal air pollution exposures associated with low birth weight in offspring using massive geographic data. Environmental Science and Pollution Research.
  • Morshed, N., & Zhan, F. B. (2021). Racial/ethnic, social characteristics and geographic disparities of childhood cancer late-stage diagnosis in Texas, 2005 to 2014. Annals of GIS, 27(4).
  • Zhang, J., Zhan, F. B., Wu, X., & Zhang, D. (2021). Partial Correlation Analysis of Association between Subjective Well-Being and Ecological Footprint. Sustainability, 13(3), 1033.
  • Zhan, F. B., Morshed, N., Kluz, N., Candelaria, B., Baykal-Caglar, E., Khurshid, A., & Pignone, M. P. (2021). Spatial Insights for Understanding Colorectal Cancer Screening in Disproportionately Affected Populations, Central Texas, 2019. Preventing Chronic Disease, 18(4).

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Mentor Award, The Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS), USA. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Graduate College Outstanding Mentor Award, Texas State University. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in International Education International Office, Texas State University. 2012
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Golden Apple Award for Scholarship (senior level) College of Liberal Arts, Texas State University. 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities (professor/associate professor rank), Texas State University. 2011

Selected Grants

  • Dong, Zhijie (Principal), Wang, Feng (Co-Principal), Zhan, F Benjamin (Co-Principal). Determine Evacuation Planning Design for Disaster Resilience (Extension), Texas Department of Transportation, State, $79809. (Funded: December 2021 - Present). Grant.
  • Pignone, Michael P (Principal), Zhan, F Benjamin (Co-Principal), Olmstead, Todd A (Co-Principal). Dissemination of a mailed stool testing program for colorectal cancer prevention in underserved communities in Texas, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), State, $300000. (Funded: August 1, 2021 - July 30, 2023). Grant.
  • Dong, Zhijie (Principal), Wang, Feng (Co-Principal), Zhan, F Benjamin (Co-Principal). Determine Evacuation Planning Design for Disaster Resilience, Texas Department of Transportation, State, $220819. (Funded: September 2020 - August 2022). Grant.
  • Zhan, F Benjamin. A Spatially Enhanced Multi-Faceted Intervention to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Vulnerable Populations in Travis County, LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes, University of Texas Dell Medical School, Other, $25000. (Submitted: February 15, 2018, Funded: September 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019). Grant.
  • Zhan, F Benjamin (Principal), Price, Larry (Co-Principal), Lu, Yijun (Co-Principal), Zhao, Hui (Co-Principal). Spatially Informed Strategies for Cancer Intervention, Texas State University, Texas State University, $20000. (Submitted: 2016, Funded: September 1, 2016 - August 30, 2017). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Texas State University Graduate College Graduate Council
Graduate Committee
September 1, 2017-Present
Graduate Advisor
Faculty Advisor for Graduate Forum
September 1, 2017-Present
International Editorial Advisory Board, Asian Geographer
Editorial board, Environmental Health Insights