Daniel Ervin

Daniel Ervin
Department of Geography
UC San Diego
Post-doctoral Researcher

Daniel Ervin received a B.A. in psychology from George Washington University in 2002 after which he worked in non-profit and public health for a number of years before returning to school to earn his M.A. in Geography from the University of Wyoming. He is currently a PhD Candidate in Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His dissertation examines the diet and diet-related health of recent Latino migrants to California, exploring the role of migrants’ current and origin locations and migration histories to determine whether experiencing different places (or types of places) has significant effects on health outcomes. The project integrates three distinct data collection methods: A survey, anthropometric measures of health, and stable isotope ratio analysis (SIRA) of hair samples, an emerging technique for dietary and geographic research. His research interests can be placed in three themes: the relationship between place, space, migration, and health, Human-Environment Dynamics, especially as they relate to agriculture and health, and improving geographic and health research methods. His geographic areas of interest are the U.S., Mexico, and Central America.

Post-doctoral Researcher for UC San Diego School of Medicine.


Ervin, Daniel, Cascade Tuholske, and David López-Carr. 2017 in press.
"Hunger: poverty, inequality, and vulnerability."
Food and Place: A Critical Exploration, edited by Pascale Joassart-Marcelli and Fernando Bosco. Washington, DC: Rowman and Littlefield. 
Hamilton, Erin, Daniel Ervin, and David López-Carr, eds. In press.
"Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies."
Edited Volume.
Daniel Ervin, Erin Hamilton, and David López-Carr, eds. 2017 in press.  
"Special Issue on Migration and Health."
International Migration.
Ervin, Daniel and David López-Carr. In press.
"An evaluation of serious games and computer-based learning on student outcomes in university level geographic education."
European Journal of Geography. (8)3.
Lopez-Carr, David and Daniel Ervin. 2017 in press.   
"Population-Health-Environment (PHE) Synergies? Evidence from Africa and Asia."
The European Journal of Geography. 
Daniel Ervin, Erin Hamilton, and David López-Carr. 2017 in press.
"Blessed be the Ties: Health and Healthcare for Migrants and Migrant Families in the United States."
International Migration.
Ervin, Daniel, Erin Hamilton, and David López-Carr. In press.
"Vulnerability and Resilience: Health, Health Care, and Health Research of Migrants."
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
Ervin, Daniel and David López-Carr. Forthcoming.
"Feeding the World: Population, Resources and Food"
in The International Handbook of Food and Environment: Towards Sustainable Food Systems, edited by Colin Sage. London:  Routledge.
Ervin, Daniel and David López-Carr.
"Agricultural Inputs, Outputs, and Population Density at the Country-Level in Latin America: Decadal Changes Augur Challenges for Sustained Food Production and Forest Conservation."
Interdisciplinary Environmental Review (IER) 16(1): 63-76. 2015.
Ervin, Daniel, 
"Complex Human 'Transitions' that Shape Our World."
Global-e, 8(10): 1. 2014
Ervin, Daniel.
"Review of 'Environment and Food' by Colin Sage"
Food, Culture, and Society, 16(1): 164-166. 2013.
Ervin, D. A. López-Carr, D. López-Carr.
"The Nutrition Transition"
Oxford Bibliographies in Geography. Ed. Barney Warf. New York: Oxford University Press. Pp. 21. 2013.
Ervin, Daniel; López-Carr, David (2013). 
"U.S. Poverty: Poverty and Latino immigration in the United States."
United States Geography, ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press, Web. Pp.2. 
López-Carr, D., Ervin, D., A. López-Carr (2013). 
"The effects of population and land cover change on food security in Latin America from 1961 -2011."
Proceedings of the 2013 International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP). Busan, Korea, August, 2013. Pp. 7. 
Ervin, D and D Lopez-Carr.
"A Geriatric Fountain of Youth in the Caucuses or Spurious Census Data: Spooning through the Yogurt Myth"
Journal of Rural Studies. (27): 135-149. 2012.
Ervin, Daniel.
"Point Pattern Analysis."
GIS Population Science, Topics in GIS and Population Science. Pp.4. 2012.
Ervin, Daniel.
"An Introduction to the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem."
GIS Population Science, Topics in GIS and Population Science. Pp.4.  2012.