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The Center for Health and Social Research

Institute for Community Health Promotion

SUNY Buffalo State

Al Delmerico
Alan Delmerico, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
phone: (716) 878-6137
fax: (716) 878-5905

Curriculum Vitae

Background and Job Description

Dr. Delmerico is a Research Scientist at the Center for Health and Social Research. He received a BA/MA in Economics in 2002, an MA in Geography in 2004, and completed a PhD in Geography in early 2013, all at the University at Buffalo. He has taught a variety of undergraduate Economics and Geography courses at Daemen College, Buffalo State College, and the University at Buffalo.

Dr. Delmerico's primary responsibilities include conducting spatial and/or statistical analysis of project data, maintaining geographic databases, and participating in the development of scientific presentations, reports, and publications. His dissertation research is focused on the spatial analysis of undiagnosed diabetes and diabetes-related complications at local, regional and national scales.

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Wieczorek, W.F. & Delmerico, A. (2009).  Geographic Information Systems.  Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Statistics, 1(2), 167-186.  DOI: 10.1002/WICS.21

  • Cohen, A., Chapman, B.P., Gilman, S.E., Delmerico, A.M., Wieczorek, W., Duberstein, P.R., & Lyness, J.M. (2010).  Social inequalities in the occurrence of suicidal ideation among older primary care patients.  American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 18(12), 1146-1154.  PMID: 20808098

  • Wieczorek, W.F., Delmerico, A.M., Rogerson, P., Wong, D. (2011).  ) Clusters in irregular areas and lattices.  Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Statistics, 4(1), 67-74.  DOI: 10.1002/WICS.196

Relevant Research Projects

  • Motivation in Context: Risk for Early Substance Use
  • Problem Behavior, Peers, and Motivational Aspects of Temperament in Substance Abuse
  • Initiation and Continuation of Drinking and Driving Behavior
  • Project Safe Neighborhood: West Side Violence Prevention Coalition (WSVPC)
  • Western New York Community Health Planning Institute (WNYCHPI)
  • Integrated Approaches to Planning Substance Abuse/Chemical Dependence/Mental Health Prevention and Treatment Services in Erie County
  • Native American Community Services (NACS) Needs Assessment and Evaluation


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