Matthew C. Simon, MA, GISP

Research Associate North Carolina Institute for Public Health

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Chapel Hill, NC 27599-


Matthew Simon, MA, GISP is a research associate and GIS analyst with more than five years of experience in the research and evaluation unit at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health. He specializes in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and primary data collection using mobile technology.

Teaching Interests

Development of course material for two honors courses:
     New Frontiers: Environment and Society in the United States (field-based lectures)
     Mountain Ecology

Team leader for two groups of 13 undergraduates on a 42-day backpacking “walking classroom” through the Sierra Nevada Mountains (John Muir and High Sierra Trail)

Research Activities

Subject-matter expert in Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) sampling methods using mobile technology

Working to advance primary data collection methods for communities using new mobile and web-based software called Collect SMART (Survey Management and Response Tools)

Staff/Administrative Duties
Mr. Simon is responsible for providing technical assistance and guidance to state and local public health agencies with data collection and spatial analysis projects related to emergency preparedness and other community-wide or regional public health concerns.

MA, Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009

BS, Environmental Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002