The research of Mei-Po Kwan addresses health, transport, environmental, and social issues in urban areas through the application of innovative geographic information system (GIS) methods. She focuses on understanding how socioeconomic differences (e.g., gender, income, race, ethnicity, and religion) shape urban residents' everyday experiences and perceptions/use of the built environment. Mei-Po is also interested in studying how specific characteristics of the social and physical environment affect the wellbeing and behavior of different social groups. Current projects attempt to mitigate two fundamental methodological problems while examining health-environment relationships: the uncertain geographic context problem (UGCoP) and the neighborhood effect averaging problem (NEAP).
Birenboim, A., Helbich, M., & Kwan, M-P
Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 88, (2021)
M. Helbich, M.H.E. Mute Browning, M-P. Kwan
Sci Total Environ. 2020 Oct 9;142866. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142866. Online ahead of print.
Kim J, Kwan M-P.
Annals of the American Association of Geographers
Birenboim A, Helbich M, Kwan M.
Special issue of Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems, ongoing.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15: 1841. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15091841
Helbich, M., de Beurs, D, Kwan, M, O’Connor, R & Groenewegen, P.
Lancet Planet Health. 2018 Mar; 2(3): e134–e139. Published online 2018 Mar. doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(18)30033-0
Park YM, Kwan M-P.
Health & Place, 43: 85-94
Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 102(5): 958-968.
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