Sandy Wong

Assistant Professor
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee

Bellamy 308
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Postdoc Environmental Medicine & Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2018
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 Publications

Wong, S., McLafferty, S., Planey, A. & Preston, V. 2020. Disability, wages, and commuting in New York. Journal of Transport Geography, 87. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2020.102818

McLafferty, S. & Wong, S. 2018. 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. Traveling with blindness: A qualitative space-time approach to understanding visual impairment and urban mobility. Health & Place, 49, 85-92. DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.11.009

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2017.12.004

Courses Taught

GEO 4450/5451 Health & Medical Geography
GIS 4421 Health & GIS
GIS 4450/5101 Introduction to GIS