John R. Weeks, Review Esssay, “The Great Demographic Illusion: Majority, Minority, and the Expanding American Mainstream.” Contemporary Sociology 2023, 52, 6.

John R. Weeks, “The importance of Arthur Getis to spatial demography.” Journal of Geographical Science 2023,

Shih, H.-C.; Stow, D.A.; Weeks, J.R.; Goulias, K.G.; Carvalho, L.M.V. “The Relative Timing of Population Growth and Land Use Change—A Case Study of North Taiwan from 1990 to 2015.Land 2022, 11,2204. land11122204

Holly Shakya, John Weeks, Sneha Challa, et al., “Spatial Analysis of Individual- and Village-Level Sociodemographic Characteristics Associated with Age at Marriage Among Married Adolescents in Rural Niger,” BMC Public Health 20:729 (2020).

Holly Shakya, G. L. Darmstadt, K.M. Barker, John R. Weeks, and Nicholas Christakis, “Social normative and social network factors associated with adolescent pregnancy: a cross-sectional study of 176 villages in rural Honduras.” Journal of Global Health, 10(1), 2020.

Sory I. Touré, John R. Weeks, David Lopez-Carr, and Douglas Stow, “Evaluating links between dynamic urban landscapes and under-five child mortality in Accra, Ghana.” Demographic Research, Volume 42, Article 20, Pages 589-614, 2020.

Holly Shakya, John R. Weeks, and Nicholas Christakis, ” Do Village-Level Normative and Network Factors Help Explain Spatial Variability in Adolescent Childbearing in Rural Honduras?” SSM – Population Health, in press, 2019 (open access)

John R. Weeks, Douglas A. Stow, and Li An, “Demographics, Health Drivers and Impacts on Land-Cover and Land-Use Change in Ghana,” in S. Liang, editor, Comprehensive Remote Sensing, Volume 9, pp. 76-89  (Oxford: Elsevier), 2018.

Sory I. Toure, Douglas A. Stow, Keith C. Clarke, and John R. Weeks, “Patterns of Land Cover and Land Use Change within the Two Major Metropolitan Areas of Ghana,” Geocarto International,,  2018.

Sory I. Toure, Douglas A. Stow, Hsiao-chien Shih, John R. Weeks, and David Lopez-Carr, “Land Cover and Land Use Change Analysis Using Multi-Spectral Resolution Data and Object-Based Image Analysis,” Remote Sensing of Environment, 210:259-268, 2018.

Magdalena Benza, John R. Weeks, Douglas A. Stow, David López-Carr, and Keith C. Clarke, “Fertility and Urban Context: A Case Study from Ghana, West Africa, Using Remotely Sensed Imagery and GIS,” Population, Space and Place, 23(8), 2017.

Lloyd Coulter, Douglas A Stow, Yu-Hsin Tsai, Nicholas Ibanez, Hsiao-chien Shih, Andrew Kerr, Magdalena Benza, John R. Weeks, and Foster Mensah, “Classification and assessment of land cover and land use change in southern Ghana using dense stacks of Landsat 7 ETM+ imagery,” Remote Sensing of Environment, 184:396-409, 2016.

Magdalena Benza, John R. Weeks, Douglas A. Stow, David López-Carr, and Keith C. Clarke, “A Pattern-Based Definition of Urban Context Using Remote Sensing and GIS,” Remote Sensing of Environment, 183(15):250-264, 2016.

Carr-Lopez et al (2016). Climate-Related Child Undernutrition in the Lake Victoria Basin: An Integrated Spatial Analysis of Health Surveys, NDVI, and Precipitation Data. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing

Benza et al (2016). A pattern-based definition of urban context using remote sensing and GIS. Remote Sensing of Environment 183 (2016) 250-264

Crook et al (2016). Latent Trajectory Modeling of Spatiotemporal Relationships Between Land Cover and Land Use, Socioeconomics, and Obesity in Ghana. Spatial Demography DOI 10.1007/s40980-016-0024-6

Stow et al (2016). Inter-regional pattern of urbanization in southern Ghana in the first decade of the new millennium. Applied Geography 71 (2016) 32-43

Engstrom et al (2015) Mapping Slums Using Spatial Features in Accra, Ghana Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, Lausanne, Switzerland

Jankowska, M., Stoler, J., Ofiesh, C., Rain, D., & Weeks, J. (2015). Agency, access, and Anopheles: neighborhood health perceptions and the implications for community health interventions in Accra, Ghana. Global Health Action, 8. doi:

Justin Stoler, Raymond A. Tutu, & Kiana Winslow, Piped water flows but sachet consumption grows: The paradoxical drinking water landscape of an urban slum in Ashaiman, Ghana, Habitat International 47 (2015)

Douglas A. Stow, Hsiao-Chien Shih & Lloyd L. Coulter (2014) Discrete Classification Approach to Land Cover and Land Use Change Identification Based on Landsat Image Time Sequences, Remote Sensing Letters, 5:10, 922-931, DOI: 10.1080/2150704X.2014.976883

Slawa Rokicki, Livia Montana, and Günther Fink,Impact of Migration on Fertility and Abortion: Evidence From the Household and Welfare Study of Accra, Demography  51:2229-2254, 2014.

Arthur Getis, Analytically Derived Neighborhoods in a Rapidly Growing West African City: The Case of Accra, Ghana, Habitat International, doi: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2014.06.021, 2014.

Justin Stoler, Raymond A. Tutu, Hawa Ahmed, Lady Asantewa Frimpong, & Mohammed Bello. Sachet Water Quality and Brand Reputation in Two Low-Income Urban Communities in Greater Accra, Ghana. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 90(2): 272-278, 2014.

Ryan Engstrom, Caetlin Ofiesh, David Rain, Henry Jewell, and John Weeks, Defining Neighborhood Boundaries for Urban Health Research in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Accra, Ghana J Maps 9(1): 36-42, 2013.

John R. Weeks, Allan G. Hill, and Justin Stoler, Editors, Spatial Inequalities: Health, Poverty, and Place in Accra (Dordrecht: Springer Publishing), 2013.

Marta M. Jankowska, Magdalena Benza, & John R. Weeks. Estimating Spatial Inequalities of Urban Child Mortality.Demographic Research  28(2): 33-62, 2013.

Sory I. Toure, Douglas A. Stow, John R. Weeks, & Sunil Kumar. Histogram Curve Matching Approaches for Object-based Image Classification of Land Cover and Land Use.Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 79(5): 433-440, 2013.

Justin Stoler, John R. Weeks JR, & Richard Appiah Otoo. Drinking Water in Transition: A Multilevel Cross-sectional Analysis of Sachet Water Consumption in Accra. PLoS ONE 8(6): e67257. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067257, 2013.

Douglas A. Stow, John R. Weeks, Sory Toure, Lloyd L. Coulter, Christopher D. Lippitt, & Eric Ashcroft. Urban Vegetation Cover and Vegetation Change in Accra, Ghana: Connection to Housing Quality. The Professional Geographer tbd(tbd): 1-15, 2012.

Gregory M. Verutes, Magdalena B. Fiocco, John R. Weeks, & Lloyd L. Coulter. Health, poverty, and place in Accra, Ghana: mapping neighborhoods. Journal of Maps tbd(tbd): 1-5, 2012. (click here for additional maps)

Günther Fink, John R. Weeks, & Allan G. Hill. Income and Health in Accra, Ghana: Results from a Time Use and Health Study. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 87(4): 608-615, 2012.

Justin Stoler, John R. Weeks & Günther Fink. Sachet drinking water in Ghana’s Accra-Tema metropolitan area: past, present, and future. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development 2(4): 223-240, 2012.

Günther Fink, Raphael Arku, & Livia Montana. The Health of the Poor:  Women Living in Informal Settlements. Ghana Medical Journal 46(2): 104-112, 2012.

Victoria de Menil, Akwasi Osei, Nedialka Douptcheva, Allan G. Hill, Peter Yaro and Ama de-Graft Aikins. Symptoms of Common Mental Disorders and Their Correlates Among Women in Accra, Ghana: A Population Based Survey. Ghana Medical Journal 46(2): 95-103, 2012.

Catherine Donovan, Banafsheh Siadat, & James Frimpong. Seasonal and Socio-Economic Variations in Clinicaland Self-Reported Malaria in Accra, Ghana: Evidence from Facility Data and a Community Survey. Ghana Medical Journal 46(2): 85-94, 2012.

Nathan J. Blanchet, Günther Fink, & Isaac Osei-Akoto. The Effect of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme on Health Care Utilisation.  Ghana Medical Journal 46(2): 75-84, 2012.

Rachel M. Benkeser, Richard. Biritwum & Allan G. Hill. Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity and Perception of Healthy and Desirable Body Size in Urban, Ghanain Women.  Ghana Medical Journal 46(2): 66-75, 2012.

Richard M. Adanu, Joseph Seffah, John K. Anarfi, Naomi Lince and Kelly Blanchard. Sexual and Reproductive Health in Accra, Ghana. Ghana Medical Journal 46(2): 58-65, 2012.

Rudolph Darko, Richard M. Adanu, Rosemary B. Duda, Nedialka Douptcheva, & Allan G. Hill. The Health of Adult Women in Accra, Ghana: Self-Reporting and Objective Assessments 2008-2009. Ghana Medical Journal 46(2): 50-57, 2012.

Rudolph Darko & Allan G. Hill. The Health of Adult Women in Accra. Ghana Medical Journal 46(2): 49, 2012.

John R. Weeks, Arthur Getis, Douglas A. Stow, Allan G. Hill, David Rain, Ryan Engstrom, Justin Stoler, Christopher Lippitt, Marta Jankowska, Anna Carla Lopez-Carr, Lloyd Coulter, & Caetlin Ofiesh. Connecting the Dots Between Health, Poverty and Place in Accra, Ghana. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 102(5): 932-941, 2012.

Justin Stoler, Dean Daniels, John R. Weeks, Douglas A. Stow, Lloyd L. Coulter, and Brian Karl Finch. Assessing the Utility of Satellite Imagery with Differing Spatial Resolutions for Deriving Proxy Measures of Slum Presence in Accra, Ghana. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 49(1): 31-52, 2012.

Douglas A. Stow, Sory I. Toure, Christopher D. Lippitt, Caitlin L. Lippitt, and Chung-rui Lee. Frequency distribution signatures and classification of within-object pixels. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 15(1): 49-56, 2012.

Christopher Lippit, Lloyd Coulter, Mary Freeman, Jeffrey LaMantia-Bishop, Wyson Pang, and Douglas Stow. The Effect of Input Data Transformations on Object Based Image Classification. Remote Sensing Letters, 3(1): 21-29, 2012.

Justin Stoler, Günther Fink, John R. Weeks, Richard Appiah Otoo, Joseph A. Ampofo, Allan G. Hill. When urban taps run dry: Sachet water consumption and health effects in low income  neighborhoods of Accra, Ghana. Health & Place,  18(2): 250-262, 2012.

Yu Hsin Tsai, Douglas Stow and John Weeks. Comparison of Object-Based Image Analysis Approaches to Mapping New Buildings in Accra, Ghana Using Multi-Temporal QuickBird Satellite Imagery. Remote Sensing. 12(3): 2707-2726, 2011

Duque, Juan C., Jared Aldstadt, Ermilson Velasquez, Jose L. Franco, Alejandro Betancourt. A computationally efficient method for delineating irregularly shaped spatial clusters. Journal of Geographic Systems. 13(4): 355-372, 2011

Marta M. Jankowska, John R. Weeks, and Ryan EngstromDo the Most Vulnerable People Live in the Worst Slums? A Spatial Analysis of Accra, Ghana. Annals of GIS 17(4): 221-235, 2011.

WHSA-II Writing Team. Women’s Health Study of Accra, Wave II (2008-2009). Technical Publication No. 91.  Legon, Accra: Isser Technical Publication Series, 2011.

John R. Weeks, Justin Stoler, and Piotr Jankowski. Who’s Crossing the Border: New Data on Undocumented Immigrants to the United States. Population, Space and Place, 17(1): 1-26, 2011.

David Rain, Ryan Engstrom, Christianna Ludlow, and Sarah Antos. Accra, Ghana: A City Vulnerable to Flooding and Drought-Inducted Migration.  Background paper for Chapter 4 in UN-Habitat, Cities and Climate Change: Global Report on Human Settlements, 2011.

John R. Weeks. Spatial Patterns of Fertility Change in Rural Egypt. Chapter 17 in Luc Anselin and Serge Rey, Editors, Perspectives on Spatial Data Analysis. New York: Springer Publishing Co., 2010

Juan C. Duque, Luc Anselin, and Sergio J. Rey. The Max-P-Regions Problem, 2010. Accepted by Journal of Regional Science.

John R. Weeks. Defining Urban Areas. Chapter 3 in Remote Sensing of Urban and Suburban Areas. Tarek Rashed and Carston Juergens (eds.), New York: Kluwer Press, 2010.

Douglas Stow, Christopher Lippit, and John R. Weeks. Delineation of Neighborhoods of Accra, Ghana Based on QuickBird Satellite Data. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 76(8): 907-914, 2010. PMCID: PMC2916229

John R. Weeks, Arthur Getis, Allan G. Hill, Samuel Agyei-Mensah, and David Rain. Neighborhoods and Fertility in Accra, Ghana: An AMOEBA-based Approach. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 100(3): 558-578, 2010. [PMC- in process]

Justin Stoler, John R. Weeks, Arthur Getis, and Allan G. Hill. Distance Threshold for the Effect of Urban Agriculture on Elevated Self-reported Malaria Prevalence in Accra, Ghana. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 80(4): 547-554, 2009.

Douglas A. Stow, Anna Carla Lopez, Christopher Lippitt, Sarah Hinton, and John R. Weeks. Object-based classification of residential land use within Accra, Ghana based on QuickBird satellite data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 28(22): 5167-5173, 2007.

Tarek Rashed, John R. Weeks, Helen Coulclelis, and Martin Herold. An Integrative Remote Sensing Model for Place-Based Urban Vulnerability Analysis. Chapter 9 in Victor Mesev, Editor, The Integration of RS and GIS. New York: John Wiley & Son, 2007.

John R. Weeks, Allan G. Hill, Douglas A. Stow, Arthur Getis, and Debbie Fugate. Can We Spot a Neighborhood From the Ground? Defining Neighborhood Structure in Accra, Ghana. GeoJournal, 69(1-2): 9-22, 2007.

Gregory B. Weeks, John R. Weeks, and Amy J. Weeks. Latino Immigration in the U.S. South: “Carolatinos” and Public Policy in Charlotte, North Carolina. Latino(a) Research Review, 6(1-2): 2006-2007.

Jared Alstadt and Arthur Getis. Using AMOEBA to Create a Spatial Weights Matrix and Identify Spatial Clusters. Geographic analysis, 38:327-334, 2006.

John R. Weeks, Allan G. Hill, Arthur Getis, and Douglas A. Stow. Ethnic Residential Patterns as Predictors of Intra-Urban Child Mortality Inequality in Accra, Ghana. Urban Geography, 27(6): 526-548, 2006.

John R. Weeks, Dennis Larson, and Debbie Fugate. Patterns of Land Use as Assessed by Satellite Imagery: An Application to Cairo, Egypt. In Barbara Entwisle, Ronald Rindfuss, and Paul Stern, Editors, Population, Land Use, Environment: Research Directions. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2005.

John R. Weeks. Using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems to Identify the Underlying Properties of Urban Environments. Chapter 17 in Tony Champion and Graeme Hugo, Editors, New Forms of Urbanization: Beyond the Urban-Rural Dichotomy. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing Co. (A Publication of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population), 2004.

John R. Weeks, Arthur Getis, Allan G. Hill, M. Saad Gadalla and Tarek Rashed.The Fertility Transition in Egypt: Intra-Urban Patterns in Cairo. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 94(1): 74-93, 2004.

John R. Weeks.The Role of Spatial Analysis in Demographic Research. Spatially Integrated Social Science: Examples in Best Practice. Michael F. Goodchild and Donald G. Janelle (eds.), New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Tarek Rashed and John R. Weeks. Exploring the Spatial Association Between Measures from Satellite Imagery and Patterns of Urban Vulnerability to Earthquake Hazards. in International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (CD-ROM), Regensburg, Germany, June 27-29, 2003, Vol XXXIV-7/W9: 144-152.

Tarek Rashed and John R. Weeks. Assessing Vulnerability to Earthquake Hazards Through Spatial Multicriteria Analysis of Urban Areas. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 17(6): 549-578, 2003.

John R. Weeks. Estimating the Muslim Population in the United States Using Census 2000 Data. ESPACE-POPULATION-SOCIETIES, 2003-1:89-101, 2003.

Tarek Rashed, John R. Weeks, Dar Roberts, John Rogan and Rebecca Powell. Measuring the Physical Composition of Urban Morphology using Multiple Endmember Spectral Mixture Models. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 69(9): 1011-1020, 2003.

Tarek Rashed, John R. Weeks, Douglas A. Stow, and Debbie Fugate. Measuring Temporal Compositions of Urban Morphology through Spectral Mixture Analysis: Toward a Soft Approach to Change Analysis in Crowded Cities. In the Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Urban Areas, Istanbul, Turkey (11-13 June, 2002), V2, pp. 512-527.

Tarek Rashed, John R. Weeks, M. Saad Gadalla, and Allan G. Hill.Revealing the Anatomy of Cities through Spectral Mixture Analysis of Multispectral Satellite Imagery: A Case Study of the Greater Cairo, Egypt. Geocarto International, 16(4): 5-16, 2001.

John R. Weeks, M.   Saad Gadalla, Tarek Rashed, James Stanforth, and Allan G. Hill. Spatial Variability in Fertility in Menoufia, Egypt, Assessed Through the Application of Remote-Sensing and GIS Technologies. Environment and Planning A, 32(4): 695-714, 2000