Dear Prospective Student,

Thanks for your interest in doing graduate work in the Spatial Health Research Group, which is directed by me, Michael Emch. We do work in health and medical geography and spatial epidemiology mostly on infectious diseases. I am recruiting new PhD students for the August 2021 incoming class.  If interested please look at the work we do on this website and then send me an email describing your interests, background, and skills and attach your resume and GRE scores.  Please also have a look at the Carolina Population Center Population Sciences Training Program website. Most of my PhD students are part of that training program. You should also log onto the Geography Department prospective student website which has directions on how to apply.  Please note that while the Geography Department does not require GRE scores, there are other programs that my students are part of and funded through that do require GRE scores so you will need to submit them when you apply.  Thanks for your interest.


Michael Emch