Nick Dowhaniuk

Public Health, Conservation, and International Development Researcher | National Geographic Explorer

ABOUT ME

PhD candidate and researcher at the University of Florida

Co-founder of Dowhaniuk Consulting, LLC

Research has been funded by the National Geographic Society and NASA Space Grant Fellowship.

Expertise includes statistical analysis, community engagement, geographic information systems, remote sensing and digital image processing, and qualitative and quantitative field research in rural and resource limited areas.

Credentials, Awards, and Publications

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News

Recent Publication in the International Journal for Equity in Health

The new article in the International Journal for Equity in Health, titled “Exploring country-wide equitable government health care facility access in Uganda” is the first country wide-accessibility analysis for Uganda that not only quantifies travel time to government health facilities across Uganda, but also quantitatively demonstrates inequitable access to health services among the rural-poor. The pro-poor nature of bicycles to increase access to government health facilities is also demonstrated.




Read more at the International Journal for Equity in Health

Recent Publication in PLOS ONE

The new article in PLOS One, titled “Setting a Research Agenda to Improve Community Health: An Inclusive Mixed-Methods Approach in Northern Uganda” documents a framework for engaging communities in a community-based participatory research inspired, bottom-up research agenda setting process in Northern Uganda. The community of Kuc (pseudonym) controlled the research direction of a project, through which community members selected Alcohol-Use-Disorders. A cross-sectional survey then showed a prevalence of Alcohol-Use Disorders of 23.55% of Kuc adults. The results highlight the ethical and pragmatic benefits of inclusive research approaches that facilitate community control of research direction.


Read more at PLOS One


Contact Information

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Specializing in:

  1. Geospatial Analysis
  2. Remote Sensing
  3. Statistical Analysis and Interpretation
  4. Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics
  5. Community Engagement and Participatory Research
  6. Field work in Remote and Resource Limited Areas
  7. Data cleaning, data maintenance, and database creation
  8. Grant Writing

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Credentials

DEGREES

  • 2020: Master of Health Science (MHS), Environmental and Global Health: One Health Concentration, University of Florida
  • 2016: Master of Science (MS), National Resources: Environmental Conservation, University of New Hampshire
  • 2012: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Geography (Magna Cum Laude w/ Minor in Communications), University of New Hampshire

GRADUATE CERTIFICATES

  • 2020: Tropical Conservation and Development, University of Florida
  • 2016: Industrial Statistics, University of New Hampshire

CERTIFICATIONS

  • 2021: Graduate Statistician (GStat), American Statistical Association
  • 2020: Certified in Public Health (NBPHE #14942), National Board of Public Health Examiners

GRANTS

  • 2018: National Geographic Society Early Career Grant
  • 2018: Tropical Conservation and Development Fieldwork Grants
  • 2017: University of Florida Graduate School Travel Grant
  • 2016: University of Florida Graduate School Fellowship
  • 2015: University of New Hampshire Farrington Fund Travel Grant
  • 2015: University of New Hampshire Graduate School Travel Grant
  • 2014: National Geographic Society Young Explorers Grant
  • 2014: University of New Hampshire Farrington Fund Travel Grant
  • 2014: University of New Hampshire Graduate School Travel Grant
  • 2013: NASA Space Grant Graduate Fellowship
  • 2012: University of New Hampshire Undergraduate Research Award

AWARDS

  • 2020: University of Florida Geography Department Award for Research Excellence
  • 2018: University of Florida Department of Environmental and Global Health Outstanding Master of Health Science Award
  • 2018: University of Florida Department of Environmental and Global Health Biggest Innovator Award
  • 2012: University of Florida Undergraduate Research Conference Award of Excellence

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Dowhaniuk N, Ojok, S, McKune SL. 2021. Setting a Research Agenda to Improve Community Health: An Inclusive Mixed-Methods Approach in Northern Uganda. PLOS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0244249
  2. Dowhaniuk N. 2021. Exploring country-wide equitable government health care facility access in Uganda. International Journal for Equity in Health. DOI: 10.1186/s12939-020-01371-5
  3. Dowhaniuk N, Hartter J, Ryan SJ, Palace MW, Congalton RG. 2018. The Impact of Industrial Oil Development on a Protected Area Landscape: Demographic and Social Change at Murchison Falls Conservation Area, Uganda. Population and Environment. DOI: 10.1007/s11111-017-0287-x
  4. Salerno, J., Chapman, C.A., Diem, J.E., Dowhaniuk N, et al. Park isolation in anthropogenic landscapes: land change and livelihoods at park boundaries in the African Albertine Rift. Reg Environ Change (2017). DOI: 10.1007/s10113-017-1250-1
  5. Hartter J, Dowhaniuk N, MacKenzie CA, Diem JE, Palace MW, Ryan SJ, Chapman CA. 2016. Perceptions of risk in communities near parks in an African biodiversity hotspot. Ambio. 45(6). 692-705. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-016-0775-8
  6. Ryan SJ, Southworth J, Hartter J, Dowhaniuk N, Fuda RK, Diem JE. 2015. Household level influences on fragmentation in an African park landscape. Applied Geography. 58: 18-31.DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.01.005
  7. Hartter J, Ryan SJ, MacKenzie CA, Goldman A, Dowhaniuk N, Palace M, Diem JE, Chapman CA. 2015. Now there is no land: a story of ethnic migration in a protected area landscape in western Uganda. Population and Environment. 36(4): 452-479. DOI: 10.1007/s11111-014-0227-y
  8. Jacob AL, Bonnell TR, Dowhaniuk N, Hartter J. 2014. Topographic and spectral data resolve land cover misclassification to distinguish and monitor wetlands in western Uganda. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 94: 114-126. DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2014.05.001
  9. Dowhaniuk N, Hartter J, Ryan SJ. 2014. Implications of spatial data variations for protected areas management: An example from East Africa. Environmental Management. 54(3): 596-605 DOI: 10.1007/s00267-014-0305-z

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