Human/environment interactions, population health, and spatial research methods
Brittany Krzyzanowski is a doctoral candidate exploring human/environment interactions, population health, and spatial research methods within the University of Minnesota’s Department of Geography, Environment, and Society. As an interdisciplinary scholar Brittany uses spatial analytical techniques to engage with population health topics, and she has further familiarized herself with traditional epidemiologic approaches by completing coursework within the University of Minnesota’s top-ranked public health program. Her undergraduate background in Psychology and Geoscience sparked her passion for interdisciplinary health studies, and she went on to receive her master's in Experimental Psychology from Central Michigan University studying an environmental model of Parkinson’s disease. Brittany’s unique background in human health and environmental science has fueled her drive to improve societal health by advancing public health research methods and promoting transparency of geospatial techniques. Brittany has collaborated with health professionals on a number of projects, promoting GIS within the School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, and the Medical School at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include regionalization, geovisualization, dynamic representation, public health policy, health disparities, social epidemiology, behavioral health, cognitive usability studies, psychology, and chronic disease epidemiology.