Frank is a research scientist for Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research focuses on analyzing food production and market systems and how those systems influence food security. In addition to his work with FEWs he is also working on an NSF project to examine the relationship between long-term structural changes and food security in the Mexican Maize system. Prior to coming to Santa Barbara, Frank spent 5 years as GIS Analyst and Strategic planner, implementing enterprise GIS and Decision support systems for environmental agencies in California, Panama, and Abu Dhabi.
- "Child health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa: A comparison of changes in climate and socio-economic factors"
- "Open Trade, Price Supports, and Regional Price Behavior in Mexican Maize Markets"
- "Estimating standard errors in spatial panel models with time varying spatial correlation"
- "Using time series structural characteristics to analyze grain prices in food insecure countries"
- "Simulating regional grain yield distributions to support agricultural drought risk assessment"
- "Linking climate change and health outcomes: Examining the relationship between temperature, precipitation and birth weight in Africa"
- "Combining insights from quantile and ordinal regression: Child malnutrition in Guatemala"
- "Child malnutrition and climate in Sub-Saharan Africa: An analysis of recent trends in Kenya"