The latest

May, 2014: My paper in the journal Cancer relating cancer incidence and poverty in the US has gotten a tremendous amount of press. Read about it in French, Croatian, or English.

November, 2013: I've discovered that Google Scholar does a better job of managing my CV than my own web site. It located two proceedings and one paper I had forgotten to list.

September, 2013: Geographic Health Data: Fundamental Techniques for Analysis has been published! Here's the Amazon link.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Surdu S, Fitzgerald EF, Bloom MS, Boscoe FP, Carpenter DO, Haase RF, Gurzau E, Rudnai P, Koppova K, Fevotte J, Vahter M, Leonardi G, Goessler W, Kumar R, Fletcher T. Occupational exposure to arsenic and risk of non-melanoma skin cancer in a multinational European study. International Journal of Cancer 2013; 133(9): 2182-2191. Abstract

Surdu S, Fletcher T, Fitzgerald E, Bloom MS, Boscoe FP, Carpenter DO, Haase RF, Gurzau E, Rudnai P, Koppova K, Févotte J, Kumar R, Vahter M, Leonardi G, Goessler W. Occupational exposure to ultraviolet radiation and risk of non-melanoma skin cancer in a multinational European study. PLOS ONE 2013; 8(4): e62359. Full text

Walker GV, Giordano SH, Williams M, Jiang J, Niu J, MacKinnon J, Anderson P, Wohler B, Sinclair AH, Boscoe FP, Schymura MJ, Buchholz TA, Smith BD. Muddy water? Variation in reporting receipt of breast radiation therapy by population-based tumor registries. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 2013; 86(4): 686-693. Abstract

Zhang X, Kahn AR, Boscoe FP, Buckley PM. An automated algorithm for consolidating dates of diagnosis from multiple sources. Journal of Registry Management 2013; 40(1): 36-39. Full text

Mack JW, Chen K, Boscoe FP, Gesten FC, Roohan PJ, Weeks JC, Schymura MJ, Schrag D. Underuse of hospice care by Medicaid insured patients with stage IV lung cancer in New York and California. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2013; 31(20): 2569-2579. Abstract

Boscoe FP, Schymura MJ, Zhang X, Kramer R. Heuristic algorithms for assigning Hispanic ethnicity. PLoS ONE 2013; 8(2): e55689. Full text

Yung R, Hassett M, Chen K, Gesten F, Roohan P, Boscoe FP, Sinclair AH, Schymura MJ, Schrag D. Initiation of Adjuvant Hormone Therapy by Medicaid Insured Women with Non-metastatic Breast Cancer. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2012; 104(14): 1102-1105. Full text

Sinclair AH, Schymura MJ, Boscoe FP, Yung RL, Chen K, Roohan P, Tai E, Schrag D. Measuring Colorectal Cancer Care Quality for the Publicly Insured in New York State. Cancer Medicine 2012; 1(3): 363-371. Full text

Boscoe FP, Henry KA, Zdeb MS. A Nationwide Comparison of Driving Distance Versus Straight Line Distance to Hospitals. Professional Geographer 2012; 64(2): 188-196. First page preview

Soloway LE, Boscoe FP, Schymura MJ, Weinstein AL, Qiao B, Kahn AR, McLaughlin CC. Thyroid Cancer Incidence in Highly Observant Jewish Neighborhoods in Metropolitan New York City. Thyroid 2011; 21(11): 1255-1261. Abstract

Yung RL, Chen K, Abel GA, Foster CG, Roohan PJ, Boscoe FP, Sinclair AH, Schymura MJ, Schrag D. Cancer Disparities in the Context of Medicaid Insurance: A Comparison of Survival for Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Hodgkin Lymphoma by Medicaid Enrollment. The Oncologist 2011; 16(8): 1082-1091. Abstract

Henry KA, Johnson CJ, Boscoe FP, et al. Travel Time to Diagnosing Facility and Nearest Mammography Facility and Breast Cancer Stage at Diagnosis. Journal of Community Health 2011; 36(6): 933-942. Full text

Boscoe FP, Schrag D, Chen K, Roohan PJ, Schymura MJ. Building Capacity to Assess Cancer Care in the Medicaid Population in New York State. Health Services Research 2011; 46(3): 805-820. Abstract

Boscoe FP, Johnson C, Henry KA, Goldberg DW, Shababi K, Elkin EB, Ballas LK, Cockburn M. Geographic Dimensions of the Choice of Mastectomy versus Breast-Conserving Surgery for Early Stage Breast Cancer. The Breast 2011; 20(4): 324-328. Abstract

Boscoe FP. Towards the Use of a Census Tract Poverty Indicator Variable in Cancer Surveillance. Journal of Registry Management 2010; 37(4): 148-151. Full text

Curriero FC, Klassen AC, Boscoe FP, Kulldorff M. Using Imputation to Provide Location Information for Nongeocoded Addresses. PLoS ONE 2010, 5(2): e8998. Full text

Henry KA, Niu X, Boscoe FP. Geographic Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Survival. International Journal of Health Geographics 2009, 8:48. Full text

Boscoe FP, Schymura MJ, Hsieh MC, Williams MA, Henry KA. Issues with the Coding of Pacific Islanders in Central Cancer Registries. Journal of Registry Management 2008, 35(2): 48-52. Full text

Boscoe FP. Subdividing the Age Group of 85 Years and Older to Improve US Disease Reporting. American Journal of Public Health 2008, 98(7): 1167-1170. Full text

Henry KA, Boscoe FP. Estimating the accuracy of geographical imputation. International Journal of Health Geographics 2008, 7:3. Full text

Boscoe FP. Issues with the Coding of Asian Race in Central Cancer Registries. Journal of Registry Management 2007, 34(4): 135-139. Full text

McLaughlin CC, Boscoe FP. Effects of Randomization Methods for Permutation Tests on Statistical Inference in Disease Cluster Detection. Health and Place 2007, 13(2): 152-163. Abstract

Boscoe FP, Schymura MJ. Solar Ultraviolet-B Exposure and Cancer Incidence and Mortality in the United States, 1993-2002. BMC Cancer 2006, 6: 264. Full text

Boscoe FP, Ward MH, Reynolds P. Current Practices in Spatial Analysis of Cancer Data: Data Characteristics and Data Sources for Geographic Studies of Cancer. International Journal of Health Geographics 2004, 3:28. Full text

Boscoe FP, Miller BA. Year 2000 Population Estimation Error and its Impact on 1991-1999 Cancer Rates. Professional Geographer 2004, 56(4): 516-529. First page preview

Boscoe FP, McLaughlin CC, Schymura MJ, Kielb CL. Visualization of the Spatial Scan Statistic Using Nested Circles. Health and Place 2003, 9(3): 273-277. Abstract

Boscoe FP, Pickle LW. Choosing Geographic Units for Choropleth Rate Maps, with an Emphasis on Public Health Applications. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 2003, 30(3): 237-248. Full text

Boscoe FP. The Insanities of an Exalted Imagination: The Troubled First Geological Survey of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 2003, 127(3): 291-308. First page preview

Boscoe FP, Kielb CL, Schymura MJ, Bolani TM. Assessing and Improving Census Tract Completeness. Journal of Registry Management 2002, 29(4): 117-120. Full text

Boscoe FP, McLaughlin CC. The Effect of Seasonal Residence on Cancer Incidence Rates. Journal of Registry Management 2002, 29(1): 3-7. Full text

Boscoe FP. A New Calculation of the Geographic Center of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Geographer 2001, 38(2): 56-68. Full text

Boscoe FP. A Project of Doubtful Utility: Measuring Legislative Opposition to the Pennsylvania Canal. Political Geography 2000, 19(8): 997-1011. Full text

MacEachren AM, Boscoe FP, Haug D, Pickle LW. Geographic visualization: Designing manipulable maps for exploring temporally varying georeferenced statistics. Proceedings, IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 1998; 87-94. Full text

Boscoe FP, Prytherch DE. Landscape Evolution and Cartographic Bias in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Geographer 1996, 33(2): 80-92. Full text

Davidson CI, Harrington JR, Stephenson ML, Small MJ, Boscoe FP, Gandley RE. Seasonal Variations in Nitrate, Sulfate, and Chloride Concentrations in the Greenland Ice Sheet: Relationship to Atmospheric Concentrations. Atmospheric Environment 1989, 23: 2483-2493. Full text

Edited books and book chapters

Boscoe FP, ed. Geographic Health Data: Fundamental Techniques for Analysis. Wallingford, UK: CABI Press, 2013. Amazon link

Boscoe FP, O'Brien DS, McLaughlin CC. Geographic Information Systems. In Cancer Registry Management: Principles and Practice, 3rd edition. HR Menck, DM Gress, LG Mulvihill, AC Griffin, eds. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt, 2011. 413-431. Book overview

Boscoe FP. The Use of Residential History in Environmental Health Studies. In Geospatial Analysis of Environmental Health. JA Maantay and SL McLafferty, eds. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2011. 93-110. Book overview

Goldberg DJ. A Geocoding Best Practices Guide. Borchers R, Boscoe FP, Cockburn MG and 9 others, eds. Springfield, IL: North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, 2008. 287 pp. Full text

Boscoe FP. The Science and Art of Geocoding: Tips for Improving Match Rates and Handling Unmatched Cases in Analysis. In Geocoding Health Data: The Use of Geographic Codes in Cancer Prevention and Control, Research, and Practice. G Rushton et al., eds. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2008. 95-109. Book overview

Boscoe FP, McLaughlin CC, O'Brien DS. Geographic Information Systems: Analysis and Presentation of Cancer Registry Data. In Central Cancer Registries: Design, Management and Use. HR Menck, ed. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt, 2007. 169-191. (This is largely the same material as in the 2011 edition listed above).

Boscoe FP. Cement Industry. In Encyclopedia of New York State, PR Eisenstadt and LE Moss, eds. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2005. Also contributed nine additional entries: Connecticut Gore, Extinct Counties, Massachusetts Reserve, Samuel Ogden, Ogden Land Company, Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries, Water Supply - Upstate Cities, Stone Arabia Patent, and Totten and Crossfield Patent. Book overview

Wiggins L. Using Geographic Information Systems Technology in the Collection, Analysis and Presentation of Cancer Registry Data: A Handbook of Basic Practices. Abe T, Borchers R, Boscoe FP and 9 others, eds. Springfield, IL: North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, 2003. 73 pp. Full text

Newsletter items, editorials, code, etc.

Boscoe FP. The GIS Handbook of Basic Practices: 10 Years Later. NAACCR Narrative, Winter 2013: 4. Full text

Boscoe FP. Geographic Information Systems ad hoc Committee to Retire Operations. NAACCR Narrative, Winter 2013: 7. Full text

Boscoe FP. Boscoe FP. Online scholarly communication. AAG Newsletter 2012, 47(11): 21. Full text

Boscoe FP. Latitude/Longitude to UTM Conversion (and Vice Versa). SAS Code

Boscoe FP. Converting Shapefiles to KML for Viewing in Google Earth and Google Maps. SAS Code

Boscoe FP. The Plummeting Cost of Data Storage. NAACCR Narrative Fall 2009: 4. Full text

Boscoe FP. Medical Geography and Quantification: Observations from the Boston AAG Meeting. AAG Newsletter 2008, 43(6): 11.

Boscoe FP, Sherman CG. On Socioeconomic Gradients in Cancer Registry Data Quality. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2006, 60(6): 551. Full text

Boscoe FP. "We already know all this - so what?" NAACCR Narrative Summer 2005: 19. Full text

Boscoe FP. Feeder Plan Best for Albany Middle Schools. Albany Times Union January 4, 2005: A9.

Boscoe FP. Red-Green Color-Blindness and Map Design. International Journal of Health Geographics 2004, 3:10.

Boscoe FP, Talbot TO. Asthma and Air Toxics: Another Potential Source of Positive Bias. Environmental Health Perspectives 2003, 111(16): A871. Full text

Teaching

Geographic Information Systems and Public Health (EPI 621)- Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University at Albany - 2003-2013

Older courses, guest lectures, workshops are listed in my full cv (pdf format). This also lists advising, service, awards, conference proceedings, etc.

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Orienteering

I discovered this sport in 2007, and it's become my primary hobby. I've done best in the longer-format team-based versions, which reward endurance as much as navigation, most recently coming in 3rd in the 6-hour Ellicottville Adventure Run and Hike. Follow my adventures here .

About me

I am a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, with my principal appointment at the New York State Cancer Registry located in nearby Menands, NY. My research interests include cancer and chronic disease epidemiology, medical geography, environ­mental health, spatial methods, cartography, geographic infor­mation systems, demographics, and disease registration.

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