Juliana Maantay


Juliana Maantay has been a professor of Urban Environmental Geography at City University of New York (Lehman College, The Graduate Center) since 1998. She founded and directs the geographic information science (GISc) graduate program as well as the Urban GISc Lab, where she conducts research on environmental justice, health disparities, and exposure assessment, specifically in urban areas, as well as the uses of GISc for participatory planning, policy work, and historical and cultural research. Dr. Maantay has published and presented her research nationally and internationally and has participated in expert panels and worked in partnerships on specific environmental health projects with governmental agencies and other institutions such as EPA, NIEHS, CDC, USDA, NOAA, the United Nations, and the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Maantay has also undertaken pro bono work with local community organizations and advocacy groups. In 2011-2012, she received a Distinguished Chair Award from the US-UK Fulbright Commission to research the interactions between health and the built environment in Glasgow, Scotland. For 25 years prior to her academic career, Dr. Maantay was an urban planner, environmental policy analyst, and architect with governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and urban design and planning firms. She holds degrees from Cornell University, New York University, Hunter College/CUNY, and Rutgers University.