Ongoing research projects include climate and Buruli Ulcer in Africa, schistosomiasis in Ghana, urban slum health, and computational epidemiology - employing computer simulations to understand geographic patterns of disease spread. Dr. Oppong teaches a variety of courses including Quantitative Methods in Geography, Medical Geography, and Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Oppong advises graduate student research in areas that correspond with his own research interests. Recent theses include a GIS for UNT campus emergency disaster response, modeling Buruli Ulcer prevalence in Ghana, geographic patterns of tuberculosis among Hispanics, and Lyme disease in Texas.
Professor / Associate Dean Graduate School
Dr. Oppong is a medical geographer with a geographic focus on Africa and North America.
His research interests include neighborhood characteristics and HIV/AIDS in Texas, geographic distribution of tuberculosis genotypes, and applications of GIS to understanding spatial patterns of disease and health.