Margaret Carrel Emerging Scholar

Jun 27, 2017

GSS Prof Margaret Carrel wins 2017 Emerging Scholar Award from AAG's Health & Medical Geography specialty group


University of Iowa Professor Margaret Carrel won the 2017 Emerging Scholar Award from the Health & Medical Geography specialty group of the American Association of Geographers.

The award seeks to recognize early career scholars who show significant potential for distinguished scholarship in health and/or medical geography.

Carrel is an assistant professor in the Department of Geographical & Sustainability Sciences, part of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Her research centers on exploring geographic patterns of health and disease using GIS and spatial statistical techniques. The focus of her current research is to understand how complex interactions between people and environments result both in disease outcomes and the progressive evolution of human pathogens.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Iowa is a comprehensive college offering 67 majors in the humanities; fine, performing and literary arts; natural and mathematical sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and communication disciplines. More than 17,000 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students study each year in the College’s 39 departments, led by professors at the forefront of teaching and research in their disciplines. The college teaches all UI undergraduates through the General Education Program, and confers about 70 percent of the UI's bachelor's degrees each academic year.