Michael J. Widener, a Student Fellow at the New England Complex Systems Institute, was recently appointed to a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the University of Cincinnati. Prof. Widener will be part of the University's respected Department of Geography, starting in the Fall of 2012. He is receiving his PhD in Geography from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where his dissertation focused of the complex urban food environment and its impact on health.

Prof. Widener's recent papers include:

M.J. Widener, S.S. Metcalf, and Y. Bar-Yam, Dynamic Urban Food Environments: A Temporal Analysis of Access to Healthy Foods. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 41(4) 439-441. 2011.

M.J. Widener, S.S. Metcalf, and Y. Bar-Yam, Developing a Mobile Produce Distribution System for Low-income Urban Residents in Food Deserts. Accepted by Journal of Urban Health, 2012.

M.J. Widener, Yavni Bar-Yam, A. Gros, S. Metcalf, Yaneer Bar-Yam, Modeling Policy and Agricultural Decisions in Afghanistan. arXiv:1111.5351, November 21, 2011. Accepted by GeoJournal, 2012.

Michael Widener's website