Tayyab Ikram Shah

Tayyab Ikram Shah
University of Saskatchewan | U of S · Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research

PhD (Geography)
Geospatial Research Manager

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Additional affiliations
March 2019 - March 2020
The University of Western Ontario
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Human Geography, GIS and Spatial Statistics, Access to Health Care Services
December 2014 - August 2017
University of Saskatchewan
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2014 - December 2014
Unicef, Iraq
Position
  • Information Management Specialist
Education
September 2009 - June 2014
University of Saskatchewan
Field of study
  • Geography

Publications

Publications (49)
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The water–energy–food (WEF) nexus has emerged as a leading tool for assessing integrated resource management strategies and for monitoring progress towards the WEF-related Sustainable Development Goals. A notable outcome of WEF nexus research has been the calculation of the global WEF Nexus Index, which provides a quantitative ranking of country-le...
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Introduction: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a significant public health problem in countries within the South Pacific, including Fiji. If untreated, curable STIs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis can cause infertility, adverse outcomes in pregnancy, and can increase the risk of contracting HIV in infected individuals. Methods:...
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Train related accidents, particularly derailments, can lead to severe consequences especially when they involve injuries or fatalities or when they involve hazardous materials that might result in environmental impacts. Whereas numerous road safety studies have suggested appropriate approaches to predicting vehicle-to-vehicle collisions, very few r...
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Exploratory research examines change in the size and geographical pattern of five literacy and educational indicator variables in Punjab, Pakistan. Data is obtained from two Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) conducted at the provincial and district level. Changes in the value of the variables over the six-year period from 2007/8 to 2014 are...
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Objective The objective was to examine the influence of weather on moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and light physical activity (LPA) levels of children aged 8–14 years from rural communities, an understudied Canadian population.Methods Children (n = 90) from four communities in rural Northwestern Ontario participated in this study bet...
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Background: This research investigates the distribution of optometrists in Canada relative to population health needs and self-reported use of vision services. Methods: Optometrist locations were gathered from provincial regulatory bodies. Optometrist-to-population ratios (i.e. the number of providers per 10,000 people at the health region level...
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Background: This research investigates the distribution of optometrists in Canada relative to population health needs and self-reported use of vision care services. Methods: Optometrist locations were gathered from provincial regulatory bodies. A geocoding approach converted descriptive data into geographic coordinates. Utilizationof vision care se...
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Background: This research investigates the distribution of optometrists in Canada relative to population health needs and self-reported use of vision care services. Methods: Optometrist locations were gathered from provincial regulatory bodies. A geocoding approach converted descriptive data into geographic coordinates. Utilizationof vision care se...
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Background This research investigates the distribution of optometrists in Canada relative to population health needs and self-reported use of vision care services with a focus on identifying variation and poorly served health regions in order to gain a clearer understanding of geographic proximity of optometry services. Methods Optometrist location...
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Background: This research investigates the distribution of optometrists in Canada relative to population health needs and self-reported use of vision services. Methods: Optometrist locations were gathered from provincial regulatory bodies. Optometrist-to-population ratios (i.e. the number of providers per 10,000 people at the health region level) w...
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Background: This research investigates the distribution of optometrists in Canada relative to population health needs and self-reported use of vision services. Methods: Optometrist locations were gathered from provincial regulatory bodies. Optometrist-to-population ratios (i.e. the number of providers per 10,000 people at the health region level) w...
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Background: Chronic back disorders (CBD) are a global health problem and the leading cause of years lived with disability. The present study aims to examine overall and specific trends in CBD in the Canadian population aged 18 to 65 years. Methods: Data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), a cross-sectional study, from 2007 to 2014...
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This research examines geographical accessibility to primary care providers (PCPs) across urban and rural areas of Southwestern Ontario and examines variations in the distribution of PCPs in relation to the senior population (aged 65 years and older). Information about PCP practices was provided by the HealthForceOntario Marketing and Recruitment A...
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en High levels of survey nonresponse potentially produce unreliable data due to the often indeterminable possibility of such data being subject to nonresponse bias. In this paper, spatial patterns of global nonresponse rate are analyzed in order to identify whether systemic bias exists across urban spaces with regard to survey nonresponse. Forward...
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Background: The spatial arrangement of primary health care (PHC) services is influenced by many factors and varies across provider types. In Canada, unlike physician services, certain PHC services (i.e., dentistry, physiotherapy) are not fully funded under the health care system. As a result, one might expect the arrangement of these services to di...
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Purpose: In this cross-sectional study, we examined the distribution of physiotherapists at the health region level across Canada in relation to self-reported physiotherapy use across the provinces and territories. Method: We drew on two data sources: the physiotherapy use question from the 2014 Canadian Community Health Survey and physiotherapist...
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The aim of this study was to assess how children's personal exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) during the school commute is influenced by mode of travel and neighborhood environment in a mid-sized Canadian city. A total of 101 commutes to and from school were tracked using a GPS, and personal exposure to PM2.5 along commute routes was asse...
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Many Canadians experience unequal access to primary care services, despite living in a country with a universal health care system. Health inequalities affect all Canadians but have a much stronger impact on the health of vulnerable populations. Health inequalities are preventable differences in the health status or distribution of health resources...
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Urban cyclists are exposed to many traffic-related air pollutants including particulate matter (PM) that may increase vulnerability to health effects. This study investigates second-by-second personal exposure to PM2.5 (fine particulate matter that is 2.5 microns in diameter and less) along bicycle commuting paths, and assesses elements of the natu...
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Purpose: Rural and remote Saskatchewan has a shortage of physiotherapists. Positive student experiences in rural and remote communities may influence whether graduates choose to work in these settings. The intention of the first full-time, 4-week clinical placement (CP) in the Master of Physical Therapy programme at the University of Saskatchewan i...
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Context: As children's lifestyles have become increasingly sedentary, active school travel can be a relatively accessible way to increase their daily physical activity. In recent years, several different models of interventions have been utilized to promote children participating in active school travel. This review documents and analyzes the diff...
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Equitable access and distribution of health care services for rural and remote populations is a substantial challenge for health workforce planners and policy makers. Geospatial examination of access to health care considers both need and supply dimensions together to determine spatial access scores which contribute to a greater understanding of po...
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Urban parks and open spaces offer a unique setting that can play a vital role in improving health and quality of life in cities and towns, making cities more attractive places to live and work, and connecting residents to nature. Degradation of park facilities caused by natural processes or recreational activities requires continuous monitoring for...
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This research is focused on methodological challenges and considerations associated with the estimation of the geographical aspects of access to healthcare with a focus on rural and remote areas. With the assumption that GIS-based accessibility measures for rural healthcare services will vary across geographic units of analysis and estimation techn...
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Background Urban environments can influence many aspects of health and well-being and access to health care is one of them. Access to primary health care (PHC) in urban settings is a pressing research and policy issue in Canada. Most research on access to healthcare is focused on national and provincial levels in Canada; there is a need to advance...
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Purpose: This research examined the association between the distribution of physiotherapists in Saskatchewan relative to population health characteristics and self-reported physiotherapy use. Methods: Using a cross-sectional design, de-identified data were collected from the 2013 Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapy membership renewals (n =643)...
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Oral health is an intrinsic component of overall health and wellbeing. However, in Canada oral health care (other than emergency, hospital-based services) is not covered by the Canada Health Act and is delivered primarily on a fee-for-service basis. This study explores the urban arrangement of dental services in comparison with other Primary Health...
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This study set out to investigate differences in geographic accessibility to community-based physiotherapists (PTs) and family physicians (FPs), identify poorly served communities across Saskatchewan, and explore the association of health service provider distribution with population health characteristics. A cross-sectional GIS-based approach exam...
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Purpose: People living in rural and remote regions need support to overcome difficulties in accessing health care. The objectives of the study were (1) to compare demographic characteristics, professional engagement indicators, and clinical characteristics between physiotherapists practising in rural settings and those practising in urban settings...
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We examined location-related accessibility to healthy and unhealthy food sources for school going children in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. We compared proximity to food sources from school sites and from small clusters of homes (i.e., dissemination blocks) as a proxy for home location. We found that 1) unhealthy food sources are more prevalent near sch...
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The aim of this investigation is to assess the choice of geographical areal units for studying associations between geographic accessibility to primary health care (PHC) services and socio-demographic factors in a Canadian urban context. To achieve this, an accessibility score determined by physician to population ratios was calculated at both loca...
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In this study, we investigate the intra-urban variations in the relationships among various socio-demographic factors and geographical accessibility to primary health care (PHC) services using a local regression model. Geographic accessibility to PHC services is calculated at a local scale for two Canadian urban centers (Calgary, AB and Toronto, ON...
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The process of geocoding, particularly the street address matching process, is a commonly used technique to obtain locational information for public health research. In health care accessibility research, geocoded locations of health care providers are an essential element for measuring potential access to health care. Our objective is to compare t...
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This article examines distance to healthcare services and physician practice size as factors influencing consumer preference and choice when seeking primary healthcare (PHC) in an urban setting. Data from a multipurpose telephone survey for the Canadian city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan was analyzed. Using network analyst in ArcGIS and information dr...
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Neighborhood social and physical contexts have the ability to impact health and health behaviors of residents. One neighborhood characteristic that remains underexamined in the research is access to health care resources. This research examines potential (geographical) access to primary health care in the city of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. A mod...
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Accessibility to health services at the local or community level is an effective approach to measuring health care delivery in various constituencies in Canada and the United States. GIS and spatial methods play an important role in measuring potential access to health services. The Three-Step Floating Catchment Area (3SFCA) method is a GIS based p...
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The availability of, and access to, primary health care is one neighbourhood characteristic that has the potential to impact health thus representing an important area of focus for neighbourhood-health research. This research examines neighbourhood access to primary health care in the city of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. A modification of the Two...
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The present research relates to the exploitation of Remote Sensing and GIS techniques for studying the metropolitan expansion and landuse/ landcover classification of Lahore, the second largest city of Pakistan where urbanization is taking place at a striking rate with inadequate development of the requisite infrastructure. Such sprawl gives rise t...
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Epidemiological Surveillance allows tracking down sources of diseases and the movement of contagions. So health agencies can respond more effectively to the outbreaks of epidemics by identifying populations at risk. The surveillance system currently working in Pakistan is the Disease Early Warning System (DEWS) based on the Health Management Inform...

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spatial accessibility measures