I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of New Mexico. I received my PhD in Geographic Information Science (2014) from Texas State University.

I am a geographer in GIS and health/medical geography. My research has focused on the development of GIS and spatial analysis methods and their applications in order to gain a better understanding of relationships among human health, the society, and the environment. My research in GIS engages spatial analysis and modeling, including web-based spatial demographic research and data mining. My work in health/medical geography focuses on health disparities, including cancer prevention and control,as well as the development of targeted intervention programs to reduce health disparities.

I am looking for MS students and research assistants who are interested in the following topics:

  • Spatial Analysis and Modeling
  • WebGIS
  • Health/Medical Geography

If you are interested in the MS program in GIScience at UNM, You can find out more information about our program here. You can apply for formal admission to our program using the online portal here.


Yan Lin, PhD,
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography & Environmental Studies
1 University of New Mexico
MSC01 1110
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Office: Bandelier Hall West Room 212
E-mail: yanlin@unm.edu