Gervais Wafo Tabopda, PhD

Scientist, Geospatial Research

At ACS since 2019

As a geospatial scientist, Gervais Wafo Tabopda, PhD, uses geographic information system (GIS) technology to create and produce tables, data, reports, and maps and also provides expert technical information to support solutions for operational problems. He’s in the data science group at the American Cancer Society (ACS).

Research focus and accomplishments

Wafo Tabopda manages and manipulates internal and external data for lung cancer projects, such as access to screening. His main focus is to support the National Lung Cancer Roundtable providing geospatial analysis, relevant research, and tool development such as the National Lung Cancer Roundtable Atlas.

Publications

For a full list of Dr. Wafo Tabopda’s Publication, visit his Google Scholar page.  

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Work before ACS

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, School of City and Regional Planning, Adjunct Professor and Geospatial Technology Instructor
  • University of Orleans, France, Lecturer, Remote Sensing and GIS Instructor

Professional organizations

  • American Association of Geographers (AAG), Member
  • American Collegiate School of Planning (ACSP), Member
  • Georgia-Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (GA-URISA), Member

Education

  • PhD: Geography and Regional Planning, University of Orleans, France, 2008
  • MA: Environment, Development and Regional Planning, University of Orleans, France, 2003
  • MA: Physical Geography, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon, 2001
  • BA: Geography, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon, 1995