Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geographic Information Science (GISci); Health Geography, Environmental Justice, Substance Use
Professor Mennis has expertise is Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Science (GISci) and its application to health and environment, with a focus on issues of environmental justice, mental health, and substance use. He has published over 100 journal articles and his research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and National Institute of Justice (NIJ). He has served as President of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), Chair of the Geographic Information Science and Systems (GISS) Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), and Board Director for the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI). Editorial responsibilities include serving as Associate Editor of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) journal Preventing Chronic Disease and on the Editorial Boards of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers and International Journal of Geographical Information Science, among other journals. Dr. Mennis received a doctorate in Geography from Pennsylvania State University and is a certified GIS Professional.
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- Mennis, J., Stahler, G.J., and McKeon, T.P., 2023. Criminal justice referrals to cannabis use disorder treatment among adolescents and young adults following recreational cannabis legalization in the United States. Journal of Addiction Medicine.
- Stahler, G.J., Mennis J., and Belenko, S., 2023. At the crossroads in the opioid overdose epidemic: Will evidence-based ‘radical’ but rational drug policy strategies prevail? American Journal of Public Health, 113(7): 747-749.
- Mennis, J., Stahler, G.J., and Mason, M.J., 2023. Cannabis legalization and the decline of cannabis use disorder (CUD) treatment utilization in the US. Current Addiction Reports, 10: 38-51.
- Mennis, J., McKeon, T.P., Coatsworth, J.D., Russell, M.A., Coffman, D.L, and Mason, M.J., 2022. Neighborhood disadvantage moderates the effect of a mobile health intervention on adolescent depression. Health & Place, 73: 10278.
- Mason, M.J., Coatsworth, J.D., Russell, M., and Mennis, J., 2022. Breaking the connection between depressive symptoms and alcohol use among adolescents with a text-message delivered intervention: A randomized controlled pilot trial in primary care. Journal of Prevention and Health Promotion, 3(4): 495-507.
- Stahler, G.J., Mennis, J., and Baron, D.A., 2021. Racial/ethnic disparities in the use of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and their association with residential drug treatment outcomes in the US. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 226: 108849.
- Smith, C.D. and Mennis, J., 2020. Incorporating geographic information science and technology in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Preventing Chronic Disease, 17: 200246.
- Mennis, J. and Yoo, E.-H.E., 2018. Geographic information science and the analysis of place and health. Transactions in GIS, 22: 842-854.
- Mennis, J., Mason, M., and Ambrus, A., 2018. Urban greenspace is associated with reduced psychological stress among adolescents: A geographic ecological momentary assessment (GEMA) analysis of activity space. Landscape and Urban Planning, 174:1-9.
- Mennis, J., Stahler, G.J., and Mason, M.J., 2016. Risky substance use environments and addiction: A new frontier for environmental justice research. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(6): 607.
- GUS 0821: Digital Mapping
- GUS/ENST 3062/5062: Fundamentals of GIS
- GUS/ENST 3067/5067: GIS and Location Analysis
- GUS/ENST 4017/5017: Health and Environment Seminar
- GUS/ENST 4065/5065: Urban GIS