Ismael Foroughi

Postdoctoral Fellow



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Dr. Ismael Foroughi joined UNB's Department of Sociology as a Postdoctoral Fellow in December 2018. He currently holds the Purdy Crawford/TD Bank Postdoctoral Fellowship in Accessibility for 2019-2021.

Ismael completed his doctoral studies in Geomatics Engineering at UNB in 2018. He also received his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in the same field from the University of Tehran. Ismael’s main research interest during graduate studies was analyzing geospatial data sets and interpreting them for the purpose of gravity field modelling. Taking advantage of his mathematics background and programming skills, he has worked as a research assistant in geospatial determinants of cardiometabolic health using population-based data. His current research focuses on the effects of sociogeographical factors on social vulnerability and frailty in aging populations.

Research interests

Ismael's main area for his postdoctoral research is the exploration and analysis of population-based health, social and environmental data for discovering policy-actionable insights to help enhance accessibility to preventive services to mitigate the risks of frailty and vulnerability, notably in contexts of rapid population aging and high rurality. Under the supervision of Dr. Neeru Gupta, Ismael is linking, analyzing and interpreting multiple geospatial data sets housed at the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training and the New Brunswick Research Data Centre (located on the UNB campus).

Selected publications

Crouse, D.L., Foroughi, I., Gupta, N. (2020). Neighbourhood environments and the risk of hospital admission for cardiometabolic and mental health comorbidities in multiple sclerosis: a population cohort analysis using linked administrative data. Multiple Sclerosis Journal. doi: 10.1177/1352458519895985.

Tenzer, R., Foroughi, I., Hirt, C., Novák, P., Pitoňák, M. (2019). How to calculate Bouguer gravity data in planetary studies. Surveys in Geophysics, 40(1):107-132.

Foroughi, I., Vaníček, P., Kingdon, R.W., Goli, M., Afrasteh, Y., Novak, P., Santos, M.C. (2019). Sub-centimetre geoid. Journal of Geodesy, 93:849-868. doi: 10.1007/s00190-018-1208-1.

Foroughi, I., Vaníček, P., Sheng, M., Kingdon, R., Santos, M. (2017) In defense of classical height system. Geophysical Journal International, 211(2):1176-1183.