Lu Wang

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Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography and Environmental Studies Toronto, Ontario luwang@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 2689

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My research focuses on the social and economic dimensions of urban experience. My research interests include health geography, health and GIS, immigrant health, transnationalism, retail and urban geography. My methodological interests include GIS and spatial analysis, statistical modeling and mix...

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Bio/Research

My research focuses on the social and economic dimensions of urban experience. My research interests include health geography, health and GIS, immigrant health, transnationalism, retail and urban geography. My methodological interests include GIS and spatial analysis, statistical modeling and mixed-method approach combining quantitative and qualitative methods. My research utilizes large secondary datasets such as CCHS (The Canadian Community Health Survey) and geo-referenced Census data and special-tabulated Census data, as well as primary data collected through survey and focus groups. Some of my on-going research projects are funded by SSHRC Standard Research Grant and CERIS, the Ontario Metropolis Centre. These projects examine the health experiences of immigrant populations in Ontario, and spatial and ethnic variances in health status, and spatial and linguistic mismatch between health-care provision and demand.

She is currently working on the spatial and social patterning of COVID-19 prevention and transmission in Canada, investigating the impacts of risk perception and preventative behaviour on individual activity space.


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