Michelle Calvarese, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor and Chair
Medical, Urban and Cultural Geography

Office: Science 148
Office Phone: 559.278.2836
Email: mcalvare@csufresno.edu

Class Schedule Fall 2016

Class Time Days Location
GEOG 167  ARR  ARR  Dgt Camps
GEOG 167  ARR  ARR  Dgt Campus

Office Hours: Wednesday and Friday 12-2pm Wednesday 4-5pm via email only

 

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Biosketch

Dr. Calvarese joined the department in 2000 and is an Associate Professor.  Her specialty areas are medical, urban and cultural geography.  She has done extensive fieldwork in East Africa and East Asia researching diffusion patterns of Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.  Her current research focuses on global interpretations of wellness and holistic health.

Education

Texas A & M University; Ph.D. in Geography, 2001            Emphasis: Medical, Urban and Cultural GeographyDissertation Title: AIDS Diffusion in Uganda and the Efficacy of The AIDS Support Organization (TASO)

West Chester University; M.A. in Geography, 1995            Emphasis: Urban and Economic Geography, Urban Planning Thesis: Urbanization in a Dual Society: An Analysis of Economic Factors and Policy Structure Influences on American Indian Urbanization in the United States.

Villanova University; B.A. in Geography, 1992

Research Interests

  • Distribution and diffusion of disease
  • Comparative health and healthcare systems
  • Cultural/behavioral variables affecting health and disease
  • Global differences in holistic and alternative medicine
  • Global interpretations of wellness, gender and beauty
  • Urban systems
  • City development and planning

Appointments

2007-present Associate Professor, Department of Geography, California State University-Fresno, Fresno, CA

2002-2007 Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, California State University-Fresno, Fresno, CA

2000-2002 Lecturer, Department of Geography, California State University-Fresno, Fresno, CA

2000 Spring Geography Instructor, Department of Social Sciences, Blinn College,
Bryan, TX

1999 Research Specialist, Blackland Research Center, Temple, TX

1995-1999 Graduate Teaching Assistant; Department of Geography,
Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas

1996 Research Assistant, Department of Architecture, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX

1995 NAGPRA Project Assistant, American Section, University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1994 Intern, American Section, University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1993-1995 Graduate Assistant; Department of Geography; West Chester University, West Chester, PA

1989-1990 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant; Department of Geography, Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Publications

Calvarese, M., Bame, S., and Bakamanume, B. (2006) “Historical Analysis of AIDS         Patients in Uganda Using Innovative Community Clinic Service: The AIDS Support   Organization (TASO ), Journal of Humanities & Social Science, Vol. 1.

Calvarese, M., and Stockdale, S. (2005) Land-Use Change and Preservation in Fresno’s Armenian Town, 1916-2005,” The California Geographer, Vol. 45. 

Calvarese, M. (2005) “The Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century” Fourth Edition Study Guide, Annenberg/CPB, McGraw-Hill.

Calvarese, M. (2003) “Human Geography: Culture, Society, and Space” Student Companion Interactive CD-ROM, sole multimedia author, John Wiley & Sons.

Calvarese, M. (2001) “The Role of Geography in Epidemiological Studies,” funded document, Fresno County Health Department, Fresno, CA.

Calvarese, M. (1991) “Tuberculosis in Japan: history, trends, and control.” National Science Foundation Tokyo Special Scientific Report #99-18, www.nsftokyo.org/scr99-18.html.

Calvarese, M., (1995) "Native Americans in film: an image created, an image remembered .Middle StatesGeographer, 27:179-185.

Papers Presented at Professional Meetings

2006 “Assessing Map Location Knowledge of World Geography Students.” Paper presented at
the National Council of Geographic Education Annual Conference, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, October 2006.

2005 “Fresno’s Tower District: An Evolving Cultural Landscape.” Paper presented at the
California Geographical Society Annual Meeting, Spring, Yosemite National Park, California.

2003 “The TASO Model: A case study analysis of HIV/AIDS in Uganda.” Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, March, New Orleans, Lousiana.

2001 “Temporal and Spatial Trends of HIV/AIDS in Uganda.” Poster presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, February 28-March 3, New York City, New York.

2000 “Tuberculosis trends in Japan.” Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 4-8, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1999 “AIDS in Uganda: a subnational spatial analysis of AIDS rates and clinic attendance.” Poster presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, March 23-27, Honolulu, Hawaii.

1998 “Living positively with AIDS: the influence of TASO clinics in Ugandan communities.” Paper presented at the Southwest Division of the Association of American Geographer Annual Meeting, October 28-31, 1998, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

1998 (With Bakama BakamaNume) “AIDS distribution in Uganda: a spatial analysis of an urban malady.” Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, March 26-29, 1998, Boston, Massachusetts.

1996 (With James P. Lewandowski) "American Indian government policy: the creation of a dual society in a developed nation." Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 9-13, 1996, Charlotte, North Carolina.

1996 “Dual societies within first world nations: an analysis of influencing factors on American Indian reservations.” Paper presented at the Annual Geosciences Student Symposium, March 23, 1996, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

1995 "Indians in Pennsylvania? A historical demography of Pennsylvania's hidden urban minority." Poster presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, March 14-19, 1995, Chicago, Illinois.

1994 "Native Americans in film: an image created, an image remembered." (final version) Paper presented at the Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, October 21-23, 1994, Poughkeepsie, New York.

1994 "Native Americans in film: an image created, an image remembered." (preliminary version) Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, March 27-April 2, 1994, San Francisco, California.

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Funded Fieldwork and Research Grants

Dr. Howard Murad Research Grant, International Spa Association Foundation, “Job Fulfillment and Wellness: A Geographic Study of the Effects of Work Related Stress.”

National Science Foundation Summer Institute in Taiwan Research Fellow, National Taiwan Normal University/National Taiwan University Hospital, Department of Geography, Taipei, Taiwan, Co-sponsored by NSF and National Science Council of Taiwan.

National Science Foundation Summer Institute in Korea, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University, Co-sponsored by NSF and Korean Science and Technology Foundation.

National Science Foundation Summer Institute in Japan, The Research Institute of Tuberculosis, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association Ministry of Health, Tokyo, Japan, Co-sponsored by NSF and Japan Science and Technology Council.

National Institute of Health Fogherty International Center Grant Summer Program, Uganda, Africa, funded by NSF and NIH. Race and Ethnic Studies Institute, Kampala, Uganda.