Fikriyah Winata


  • M.S in GIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S in Geography, University of Indonesia

Fikriyah Winata (Fik) is a first-year Ph.D student with a concentration in health/medical geography. Her interest in vector-borne disease brought her to work at the Geographic Information Science and Spatial Epidemiology (GISSA) Lab, College of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Under the GISSA Lab, her works are to develop the seasonal tick species habitat suitability models for Ixodes scapularis and analyze human risk models for Lyme Disease in Illinois and other four upper Midwest states. She is also involved in I-Tick program to develop better tick surveillance, and to reach out the local department of public health throughout the state. 

Prior to her attendance at the University of Illinois, she was a GIS Specialist working at Esri Indonesia. Her works included conducting a series of ArcGIS training for clients come from various industries, as well as helping the universities across Indonesia to facilitate with the GIS technologies and capacity building through the Esri Indonesia Education Program. Professionally, she equipped herself with the CTT+ (Certified Technical Trainer), Esri Certified Instructor, and Esri ArcGIS for Desktop certifications.

With her B.S in Geography from the University of Indonesia, and her M.S in GIS from the University of Illinois, she is open for a research collaboration for the interests mainly on tick and mosquito-borne diseases, health care accessibility and utilization, spatial and statistical analyses, spatial epidemiology, infectious disease, and other topics related to health/medical geography.