Dariya Ordanovich

Researcher, IEGD

Geographer, GIS Specialist and Data Scientist

Degrees: (2007 – 2012, BSc in Geography and Ecology) Lomonosov Moscow State University, (2012 – 2014, MSc in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation) Lund University, University of Southampton, (2016 – present PhD in Geography) Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Present Position: Researcher and predoctoral student

Positions during the life: Business analysis (Deloitte CIS, 2014-2015), Data Associate  (Wood Mackenzie Ltd, 2015-2016), Senior technical specialist (Esri Spain,  2016-2019)

Honors and awards: (2012 – 2014, Erasmus Mundus Scholarship) European  Union,  MSc  Joint  Programme Board, (2016 – 2019, Marie Curie Fellowship) European  Union  HORIZON  2020 (Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 676060), (2018, Best Poster Award) British Society for Population Studies Conference 2018

Recent publications: 

  • Voigt, M, Ordanovich, D, Viciana Fernández, F, Cilek, L, Canovas Balboá,R, Ramiro Fariñas, D. Urban environment and mortality differentials in Spain. Popul Space Place. 2019; 25:e2239. https://doi.org/10.1002/psp.2239
  • Tatem, A, Jia, P, Ordanovich, D, Falkner, M, Huang, Z, Howes, R, Hay, S,Gething, P, Smith, D. The geography of imported malaria to non-endemic countries: A meta-analysis of nationally reported statistics. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2017; 17. 98-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30326-7
  • Howes, R, Reiner, Jr. R, Battle, K, Longbottom, J, Mappin, B, Ordanovich,D, Tatem, A, Drakeley, D, Gething, P, Zimmerman, P, Smith, D, Hay, S. Plasmodium vivax Transmission in Africa. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.2015; 9(11): e0004222. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004222

Summary of the investigation:

My primary research interests include global aspects of climate change and the effects of climate change on human health. In particular, I am focusing on the episodes of extreme temperature and their short- and long-term effects on chronic patients and study spatial differences in mortality response to heat waves, phenomena of urban heat islands and preparedness to shocks caused by the climatic fluctuations in terms of the infrastructure and health care service provision. I work with hundreds of datasets of diverse nature and base my analysis on geostatistical methods and machine learning techniques.