Faculty Profile for Dr. F. Benjamin Zhan

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Dr. F. Benjamin Zhan
Professor — Department of Geography
ELA 319
phone: (512) 245-8846

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Gong, X., Lin, Y., Bell, M. L., & Zhan, F. B. (2018). Associations between maternal residential proximity to air emissions from industrial facilities and low birth weight in Texas, USA. Environment International, 120, 181–198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2018.07.045
  • Gong, X., Lin, Y., & Zhan, F. B. (2018). Industrial air pollution and low birth weight: a case-control study in Texas, USA. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25(30), 30375–30389. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-018-2941-y
  • Lin, Y., Wan, N., & Zhan, F. B. (2017). Colorectal cancer disparities among racial/ethnic minorities in Texas, 1995–2003. Annals of GIS, 23(2), 93–101. https://doi.org/10.1080/19475683.2017.1311942
  • Gong, X., Zhan, F. B., & Lin, Y. (2017). Maternal residential proximity to nuclear facilities and low birth weight in offspring in Texas. Radiation and Environmental Biophysics, 56(1), 111–120. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00411-016-0673-2
  • Gong, X., Zhan, F. B., & Lin, Y. (2017). Maternal residential proximity to nuclear facilities and low birth weight in offspring in Texas. Radiation and Environmental Biophysics, 56(1), 111–120. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00411-016-0673-2

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

  • 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.
  • Zhan, F Benjamin, Yiqing, Zhu (Principal). Space-Time Evolution of Gravity Field before and after the Wenchuan Earthquake, Natural Science Foundation of China, $110000. (Funded: 2012 - 2015). Grant.
  • Zhan, F B (Principal), Brender, Jean D (Co-Principal), Yang, Jing (Co-Principal), Langlois, Peter H (Co-Principal). Air Pollution-Exposure-Health Effect Indicators: Mining Massive Geographically-Referenced Environmental Health Data to Identify Risk Factors for Birth Defects, United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)-Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Program, Federal, $499987. (Funded: 2011 - 2014). Grant.
  • Zhan, F Benjamin. Visual Geospatial Analytics and its Applications in Human-Environmental Sciences, China Ministry of Education, the Li Ka Shing Foundation (Hong Kong), and Wuhan University, $43800. (Funded: 2008 - 2011). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
Graduate College Research Support Fellowship Committee
February 2018-Present
Chair
Graduate Committee
September 1, 2017-Present
Graduate Advisor
Faculty Advisor for Graduate Forum
September 1, 2017-Present
Member
International Editorial Advisory Board, Asian Geographer
2011-Present
Member
Editorial board, Environmental Health Insights
2008-Present