Mei-Po Kwan, PhD

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Mei-Po Kwan, PhD
Professor, Geography and Geographic Information Science, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Mei-Po Kwan is Professor of Geography and Geographic Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Chair of the International Geospatial Health Research Network. She is currently Editor of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers and the book series entitled “SAGE Advances in Geographic Information Science and Technology.” Kwan has received many prestigious research awards, including a Distinguished Scholarship Honors award from the Association of American Geographers and a Research Award from the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS). She has received about US$24 million support as PI or co-PI from sources including the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the U.S. National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. She has published 31 edited or co-edited volumes and over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. She has delivered over 170 keynote addresses and invited lectures in 18 countries. Her research interests include environmental health, neighborhood effects, access to healthcare, sustainable travel and cities, and application of geospatial technologies and GIS methods in health research. Her recent collaborative projects examine the health risks of female sex workers, adolescent and adult participation in high risk drug use, tobacco cessation in Ohio smokers, and individual exposure to air pollution. (Please visit her website for more information about her research interests and professional activities at http://meipokwan.org)