Peer Reviewed Publications are organized here according to topic:
Food Insecurity, Health and Climate
F. Davenport, K. Grace, C. Funk, S. Shukla. 2017. The future of infant health and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa: evaluating the relative importance of changes in socio-economics versus climate. Global Environmental Change, In Press
Grace, K., N. Nagle and G. Husak. 2016. Why are some vulnerable children healthy and others stunted? A case study of vulnerability and resilience among very young children in Mali, West Africa. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, In Press.
Grace, K. and N. Nagle. 2015. Using High Resolution Remotely Sensed Data to Examine the Relationship between Agriculture and Fertility in Mali. The Professional Geographer, 67(4): 641-654.
Grace, K., M. Brown and A. McNally. 2014. Examining the link between food price and food insecurity: A multi-level analysis of maize price and birthweight in Kenya. Food Policy, 46: 56-65.
Brown, M., K. Grace, K. G. Shively, K. Johnson, M. Carroll. 2014. Using Satellite Remote Sensing and Household Survey Data to Assess Human Health and Nutrition Response to Environmental Change. Population and Environment, 1-25.
Sweeney, S., F. Davenport and K. Grace. 2013. Combining insights from quantile and ordinal regression: Child malnutrition in Guatemala Economics and Human Biology, 11(2):164-177.
Grace, K., F. Davenport, C. Funk, A. Lerner. 2012. Child malnutrition and climate conditions in Kenya. Applied Geography, 35(1):405-413.
This paper was cited in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) fifth assessment report.
Grace, K., F. Davenport*, H. Hanson, C. Funk, S. Shukla*. 2015. Examining the Relationship between Temperature, Rainfall and Low Birth Weight in sub-Saharan Africa. Global Environmental Change, 35:125-137.
The results of this paper highlight the impact of increasing temperature and decreasing rainfall on low birthweight outcomes in selected countries in Africa. The paper has been cited in numerous media outlets, including:
Climate change negatively affects birth weight, U study finds: press release
Fox 13, featured on NASA Global Climate Change, Technobahn, Medical News Today, The Daily Utah Chronicle, BYU Radio, Women in Academia Report, TakePart, Yahoo! News, MSN, GeekJournal, The Financial Express, Before It’s News, HealthDay, US News & World Report , ThinkProgress, Parents, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Flex Mag, Summit County Voice, RedOrbit, International Business Times, NDTV, NewsMedical, Business Standard, CityLab, Inverse, UpdatedNews,
Breitbart, UPI, Phys.Org, Science World Report
Brown, M.E., J.M. Antle, P. Backlund, E.R. Carr, W.E. Easterling, M.K. Walsh, C. Ammann, W. Attavanich, C.B. Barrett, M.F. Bellemare, V. Dancheck, C. Funk, K. Grace, J.S.I. Ingram, H.Jiang, H. Maletta, T. Mata, A. Murray, M. Ngugi, D. Ojima, B. ONeill, and C. Tebaldi. 2015. Climate Change, Global Food Security, and the U.S. Food System. 146 pages.
Applied Remote Sensing to Estimate Agricultural Production
Grace, K., R. Wei, and A. Murray 2017. Using population, health and remotely sensed environmental data to improve food aid distribution in rural West Africa: An application of optimization methods. Food Security, In Press.
Husak, G and K. Grace. 2016. In search of a global model of cultivation: Using remote sensing technology to examine the characteristics and constraints of agricultural production in the developing world. Food Security, In Press.
Grace, K., G. Husak and S. Bogle*. 2014. Estimating Agricultural Production in Marginal and Food Insecure Areas in Kenya Using Very High Resolution Remotely Sensed Imagery. Applied Geography, 55:257-265.
Grace, K., G. Husak, L. Harrison, D. Pedreros, J. Michaelsen. 2012. Using high resolution satellite imagery to estimate cropped area in Haiti and Guatemala. Applied Geography 32:433-440.
Fertility and Reproductive Health
Grace, K., A. Lerner, J. Mikal, G. Sangli. 2017. A qualitative investigation of childbearing and seasonal hunger in peri-urban Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Population and Environment, published online (final citation information is forthcoming – published as a “Brief Report”)
Grace, K., L. Frederick*, M. Brown, L. Boukerrou, and B. Lloyd*. 2017. Investigating Important Interactions between Water and Food Security for Child Health in Burkina Faso. Population and Environment, published online (final citation information is forthcoming).
Grace, K. and S. Sweeney (authorship is shared equally). 2016. Decomposing Guatemala’s fertility stall. Demography, In Press.
Grace, K. and S. Sweeney. 2014. Pathways to marriage and cohabitation in Central America.Demographic Research, 30(6): 187-226.
Grace, K. and S. Sweeney. 2013. Understanding stalling demographic transition in high-fertility countries: A case study of Guatemala. Journal of Population Research, 30:19-37.
Grace, K. 2010. Contraceptive use and intent in Guatemala. Demographic Research 23: 335-364.