Michael Topmiller, PhD

Michael Topmiller, PhD

Health GIS Research Specialist

Biography

Michael Topmiller. Primary responsibilities include managing data, creating map services, setting up and managing Community Data Portals, and providing training and technical support to users. Michael has expertise in GIS and qualitative research methods, and has past experience conducting interviews, analyzing qualitative data, and working as a GIS specialist for community-based research (CBPR) projects in Mexico, North Carolina, and Cincinnati. His current research interests include health disparities, Latino health care issues in non-traditional destinations, health and the built environment, and participatory GIS. Michael earned an MA in Latin American Studies from San Diego University and a BA in Mathematics and Secondary Education from the University of Kentucky.