Sandy Wong

Assistant Professor (Starting Spring 2019)


Ph.D. Geography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
M.A. Geography, Ohio State University, 2013
B.A. Geography, Dartmouth College, 2010

Research Interests

Health inequalities, social processes of disablement and mobility, environmental influences on health, mixed quantitative and qualitative methods, health GIS

Selected Presentations

McLafferty, S. & Wong, S. (Forthcoming). Spatial modeling’s place in health geography: Trends, critiques, and future directions. In V.A. Crooks, G. Andrews & J. Pearce (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Health Geography.

Wong, S. (2018). The limitations of using activity space measurements for representing the mobilities of individuals with visual impairment: A mixed methods case study in the San Francisco Bay Area. Journal of Transport Geography, 66, 300-308.

Wong, S. (2018). Traveling with blindness: A qualitative space-time approach to understanding visual impairment and urban mobility. Health & Place, 49, 85-92.

Wong, S. (2016). Geographies of medicalized welfare: Spatial analysis of Supplementary Security Income in the U.S., 2000-2010. Social Science & Medicine, 160, 9-19.

Wright, R., Ellis, M., Holloway, S. & Wong, S. (2014). Patterns of racial diversity and segregation in the United States: 1990-2010. The Professional Geographer, 66(2), 173-182.