“I am proud to be a health geographer at the American Cancer Society, where I can apply my knowledge about the role of geography in cancer research to reduce socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, and environmental disparities in cancer outcomes in our communities.”
Daniel Wiese, PhD, is a senior scientist in the Cancer Disparities Research program at the American Cancer Society (ACS). His research includes the application of geospatial analysis techniques in cancer disparities research, including incidence, survival, and mortality.
Wiese’s specialization is geographic health disparities research. He is interested in integrating remote sensing- and GIS-derived products into cancer disparities research.
For his dissertation, Wiese used residential histories of all colon cancer patients from New Jersey to evaluate the effects of social and spatial mobility on their survival.
Additionally, Wiese’s research is focused on measuring a neighborhood’s social environment (such as socioeconomic status and residential segregation) and aesthetics (such as landscape characteristics) in order to understand the role living conditions have on people with cancer.
For a full list of Dr. Wiese's publications, visit his Google Scholar page.
Daniel’s hometowns are Hamburg, Germany and Philadelphia, but he is passionate about exploring other places with his wife and feels at home everywhere.