MPC Primary Research Areas
I work interdisciplinarily in the fields of land use, transportation, social equity, and public health. My overarching research goal is to investigate the impacts of spatial planning (e.g., land use, growth management, and transit improvements) on human activities and movements as well as to understand the health and social aspects of such impacts. To this end, my research combines ecological and behavioral analyses, most quantitatively, as a means of addressing urban sustainability challenges.
My recent projects include investigating the impact of urban form on health disparities, the role of neighborhood and family structure in influencing leisure-time activity patterns, and the impact of transit corridor improvements on job accessibility and neighborhood change.