Department of Health Sciences


Andrew Maroko

E-Mail Address:
Office: Gillet Hall, Room 325
Rank: Assistant Professor
Degrees and Sources of Degrees: B.A., Rutgers Univ.; M.Phil., City Univ. of New York Grad. Cent., Ph.D. City Univ. of New York Grad. Cent.

Selected publications:


  • Maroko, A. R., Maantay, J. A., & Grady, K. (2011). Using Geovisualization and Geospatial Analysis to Explore Respiratory Disease and Environmental Health Justice in New York City. In J. A. Maantay & S. McClafferty (Eds.), Geospatial Analysis of Environmental Health (Vol. 4, pp. 39-66): Springer.
  • Miyake, K., Maroko, A. R., Maantay, J. A., & Grady, K. (2010). Not Just A Walk in the Park: methodological improvements for determining environmental justice implications of park access in New York City for the promotion of physical activity. Cities and the Environment, 3(1), 1-17.
  • Maantay, J. A., Maroko, A. R., & Culp, G. (2010). Using geographic information science to estimate vulnerable urban populations for flood hazard and risk assessment in New York City. In P. Showalter & Y. Lu (Eds.), Geotechnical Contributions to Urban Hazard and Disaster Analysis (pp. z71-98): Springer.
  • Solecki, W., Patrick, L., Brady, M., Grady, K., & Maroko, A. R. (2010). Climate Protection Levels: Incorporating Climate Change into Design and Performance Standards. In C. Rosenzweig & W. Solecki (Eds.), Climate Change Adaptation in New York City: Building a Risk Management Response. New York: Annals of the New York Academy of Science.
  • Maroko, A. R., Maantay, J. A., Sohler, N. L., Grady, K., & Arno, P. (2009). The complexities of measuring access to parks and physical activity sites in New York City: a quantitative and qualitative approach. International Journal of Health Geographics, 8(34), 1-24.
  • Maantay, J., Maroko, A.R., Alicea, C., & Strelnick, A. (2009). Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Justice, and Health Disparities: The Need for An Interdisciplinary Approach to Study Asthma and Air Pollution in the Bronx, New York. In N. Freudenberg, S. Saegert & S. Klitzman (Eds.), Urban Health and Society: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Research and Practice (pp. 93-126): Jossey Bass.
  • Maantay, J. A., & Maroko, A. R. (2009). Mapping urban risk: Flood hazards, race, & environmental justice in New York. Applied Geography, 29(1), 111-124.
  • Bernstein, S., Cabral, L., Maantay, J., Peprah, D., Lounsbury, D., Maroko, A.R., et al. (2009). Disparities in Access to Over-the-Counter Nicotine Replacement Products in New York City Pharmacies. American Journal of Public Health, 99(9), 1699 - 1704.
  • Maantay, J., Tu, J., & Maroko, A.R. (2009). Loose-coupling an air dispersion model and a geographic information system (GIS) for studying air pollution and asthma in the Bronx, New York City. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 19(1), 59-79.
  • Maantay, J.A., Maroko, A.R., & Porter-Morgan, H. (2008). A New Method for Population Mapping and Understanding the Spatial Dynamics of Disease in Urban Areas. Urban Geography, 29(7), 724-738.
  • Maantay, J.A., Maroko, A.R., & Herrmann, C. (2007). Mapping Population Distribution in the Urban Environment: The  Cadastral-based Expert Dasymetric System (CEDS) Cartography and Geographic Information Science, special issue: Cartography 2007: Reflections, Status, and Prediction, 34(2), 77-102. .
  • Herrmann, C., & Maroko, A. R. (2006). Crime Pattern Analysis: Exploring Bronx Auto Thefts using GIS. In J. A. Maantay, and Ziegler, J (Ed.), GIS for the Urban Environment (pp. 407-413). Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI).

Other Publications

  • Lucan S.C., Maroko A.R., Shanker R., Jordan W. (2011). Strengthening the NYC Green Cart program (abstract). NewYork State’s Obesity Prevention Policy Center’s “What Must New York Do Now to Prevent Obesity? A Symposium of Good Ideas from the Field”, Hosted by New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Maantay, J. A., & Maroko, A. R. (2009). Asthma and air pollution in the Bronx: Using the Cadastral-based Expert Dasymetric System (CEDS) to improve population mapping and understanding the spatiality of disease in urban areas (abstract).  Journal of Urban Health. Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 86(3).
  • Vargas-Ramos, C., & Maroko, A.R. (2006). Settlement patterns and residential segregation of Puerto Ricans in the United States. Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños Hunter College (CUNY) Policy Report, 1(2).

Under review

  • Lucan S.C., Maroko A.R., Shanker R., Jordan W. “Green Carts (mobile produce vendors) in the Bronx – Optimally positioned to meet neighborhood fruit-and-vegetable needs?” [Revised and resubmitted: Journal of Urban Health]
  • Viola, D., Arno, P., Schechter, C., Sohler, N., Maroko, A.R., Konty, K., Rundle, A., Neckerman, K.,  Maantay, J.A. Towards an Improved Understanding of Overweight, Obesity and Diabetes: An Ecological Study of New York City Neighborhoods [Under review: Social Science and Medicine]

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