Refereed journal articles

  • Zick, C.D., H. Hanson, J.X. Fan, K.R. Smith, L. Kowaleski-Jones, B.B. Brown, and I. Yamada. “Re-Visiting the Relationship between Neighbourhood Environment and BMI: An Instrumental Variables Approach to Correcting for Residential Selection Bias.” International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10(27), February 2013.
  • Yamada, I., B.B. Brown, K.R. Smith, C.D. Zick, L. Kowaleski-Jones, and J.X. Fan. “Mixed Land Use and Obesity: An Empirical Comparison of Alternative Land Use Measures and Geographic Scales.” The Professional Geographer. 64 (2), 2012, 157-177.
  • Yamada, I. and J.-C. Thill. “Local Indicators of Network-constrained Clusters in Spatial Patterns Represented by a Link Attribute.” The Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 100 (2), 2010, 269-285.
  • Zick, C.D., K.R. Smith, J.X. Fan, B.B. Brown, I. Yamada, and L. Kowaleski-Jones. “Running to the Store? The Relationship between Neighborhood Environments and the Risk of Obesity.” Social Science and Medicine, 69 (10), 2009, 1493-1500.
  • Brown, B., I. Yamada, K. Smith, C. Zick, L. Kowaleski-Jones, and J. Fan. “Mixed Land Use and Walkability: Variations in Land Use Measures and Relationships with BMI, Overweight, and Obesity.” Health and Place, 15, 2009, 1130-1141.
  • Siebeneck, L.K., R.M. Medina, I. Yamada, and G.F. Hepner. “Spatial and Temporal Analyses of Terrorist Incidents in Iraq, 2004-2006.” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 32 (7), 2009, 591-610.
  • Yamada, I., P.A. Rogerson, and G. Lee. “GeoSurveillance: A GIS-based System for the Detection and Monitoring of Spatial Clusters.” Journal of Geographical Systems (a special issue), 11 (2), 2009, 155-173.
  • Smith, K.R., B.B. Brown, I. Yamada, L.R. Kowaleski-Jones, C.D. Zick, and J.X. Fan. “Walkability and Body Mass Index: Density, Design, and New Diversity Measures.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 35 (3), 2008, 237-244.
  • Yamada, I. and J.-C. Thill. “Local Indicators of Network-constrained Clusters in Spatial Point Patterns.” Geographical Analysis, 39 (3), 2007, 268-292.
  • Rogerson, P. A. and I. Yamada. “Approaches to Syndromic Surveillance When Data Consist of Small Regional Counts.” The 2003 National Syndromic Surveillance Conference Proceedings (as a supplement of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 53 (Suppl.), 2004, 79-85.
  • Yamada, I. and J.-C. Thill. “Comparison of Planar and Network K-functions in Traffic Accident Analysis.” Journal of Transport Geography, 12, 2004, 149-158.
  • Rogerson, P. A. and I. Yamada. “Monitoring Change in Spatial Patterns of Disease: Comparing Univariate and Multivariate Cumulative Sum Approaches.” Statistics in Medicine, 23 (14), 2004, 2195-2214.
  • Yamada, I. and J.-C. Thill. “Enhancing Stated Preference Surveys in Transportation Research: The Contribution of Geographic Information Systems.” Transportation Planning & Technology, 26 (5), 2003, 377-396.
  • Yamada, I. and P. A. Rogerson. “An Empirical Comparison of Edge Effect Correction Methods Applied to K-function Analysis.” Geographical Analysis, 35 (2), 2003, 97-109.
  • Okabe, A. and I. Yamada. “The K-function Method on a Network and its Computational Implementation.” Geographical Analysis, 33 (3), 2001, 271-290.
  • Yamada, I. and A. Okabe. “The K Function Methods on a Network.” Theory and Applications of GIS, 8 (1), 2000, 75-82 (in Japanese).
  • Yamada, I. and Y. Sadahiro. “An Empirical Analysis of Consumers’ Evaluation on Department Stores.” Journal of Applied Regional Science, 3, 1998, 49-60 (in Japanese).


  • Rogerson, P.A. and I. Yamada. Statistical Detection and Surveillance of Geographic Clusters. CRC Press. 2009.

Other publications

  • Yamada, I. “Neighborhood Living Environments and the Housing and Land Survey: From the Perspective of Medical and Health Geography.” Tokei, July 2013, 27-32 (in Japanese). [Un-refereed journal article]
  • Yamada, I. “A Review of ‘Geographies of Obesity: Environmental Understandings of the Obesity Epidemic’.” The Professional Geographer, 63 (1), 2011, 148-150. [Book review]
  • Lee, G., P.A. Rogerson, and I. Yamada. “GeoSurveillance: A GIS-based Exploratory Spatial Analysis Tool for Monitoring Spatial Patterns and Clusters.” In Fischer, M.M. and A. Getis (eds.): Handbook of Applied Spatial Analysis. Springer. In press. [Book chapter]
  • Yamada, I. “An Empirical Analysis of Consumers’ Evaluation on Department Stores.” In Asami, Y., Y. Sadahiro, and T. Ishikawa (eds.): New Frontiers in Urban Analysis: Collected Reviews. CRC Press. 2009, 133-158. [Book chapter]
  • Yamada, I. “Edge Effects.” In Kitchin, R. and N. Thrift (eds.): International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Oxford: Elsevier. 2009, 3, 381-388. [Encyclopedia entry]
  • Liu, G.C., J.T. Colbert, J.S. Wilson, I. Yamada, and S.C. Hoch. “Examining Urban Environment Correlates of Childhood Physical Activity and Walkability Perception with GIS and Remote Sensing.” In Jensen, R.R., J.D. Gatrell, and D.D. McLean (eds.): Geo-Spatial Technologies in Urban Environments Policy, Practice, and Pixels, Second Edition. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 2007, 121-140. [Book chapter]


  • A list of conference presentations is available in PDF version of my C.V.