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Timothy M. Shields, MA

  • Associate Scientist

Departmental Affiliations

  • Epidemiology (Primary)
    • Division: Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E3025
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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MA, West Chester University, 1997
BS, Drexel University, 1990


GIS and spatial science applications in public health.

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • GIS
  • Remote Sensing
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Spatial Sciences
  • Environmental Surveillance
  • Infectious Disease

Selected Publications:

  • Guemes A, Ray S, Aboumerhi K, Desjardins M, Kvit A, Corrigan A, Fries B, Shields T, Stevens R, Curriero F, Etienne-Cummings R. A Syndromic Surveillance Tool to Detect Anomalous Clusters of COVID-19 Symptoms in the United States. Sci Rep 11, 4660 (2021).
  • DePriest KN, Shields TM, Curriero FC. Returning to our roots: The use of geospatial data for nurse-led community research. Res Nurs Health. 2019 Dec;42(6):467-475. doi: 10.1002/nur.21984. Epub 2019 Oct 10. PubMed PMID: 31599459; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6858500.
  • Hast M, Searle KM, Chaponda M, Lupiya J, Lubinda J, Sikalima J, Kobayashi T, Shields T, Mulenga M, Lessler J, Moss WJ; Southern and Central Africa International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research. The use of GPS data loggers to describe the impact of spatio-temporal movement patterns on malaria control in a high-transmission area of northern Zambia. Int J Health Geogr. 2019 Aug 19;18(1):19. doi: 10.1186/s12942-019-0183-y. PMID:31426819
  • Shields TM, Pinchof J, Lubinda J, Hamapumbu H, Searle K, Kobayashi T, Thuma PE, Moss WJ, Curriero FC. Spatial and temporal changes in household structure locations using high-resolution satellite imagery for population assessment: an analysis of household locations in southern Zambia between 2006 and 2011. Geospatial Health, 2016; 11:410.
  • Shields WC, Shields TM, McDonald EM, Perry EC, Hanna P, Gielen AC. Utilizing GIS Technology to Improve Fire Prevention Activities in an Urban Fire Department. Journal of Burn Care & Research 2014 Sep 2.