Martina Calovi

Martina Calovi

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Phone: 
814 865 3433
Office Address: 
302 Walker Building
Title: 
Post-doctoral scholar
Unit: 
Department of Geography
Expertise: 
  • Geographical Information Science applied to natural disaster and emergencies
  • climate change
  • extreme weather events forecast
  • data fusion
  • interactions and coexistence between human and physical environment
  • managerial implications of geographical analyses into the decision-making process

I’m a Postdoctoral Scholar since January 2018. I first visited GEOLab during fall semester 2016 to complete my Ph.D. dissertation on the use of GIS tools for emergency management. I obtained my Ph.D. in Change and Complexity Management, in December 2017, at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy. My dissertation focuses on bridging geography with healthcare and disaster management. Particular attention was addressed to the use of GIS to support the spatial reorganization of outpatient care services delivery and to understand how much the proximity affects the patient’s choice of specialized cardiological visit in Italy. The third part focused on the development of, a dynamic downscaling of Global Forecast System (GFS) forecasts using Personal Weather Stations, during extreme heat events. The methodology has been developed and tested over the Manhattan borough. The overall main goal was to analyze the accessibility to health care services and first aid facilities, in regular conditions and during emergency situations, focusing to the needs of the most vulnerable population.