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How do the places where we live, work and interact affect our well-being?  This question underpins my work on topics ranging from spatial mismatch to access to health care to contextual influences on health.  My current research investigates place-based inequalities in health and well-being and access to health services  for women, immigrants and racial/ethnic minorities in the United States.   My ongoing work examines the impacts of increasing economic inequality and residential segregation on women's commuting times and modes and on maternal and infant health outcomes.  I also use and develop GIS and spatial analysis methods for examining health and social issues in cities and planning public health interventions. My books include GIS and Public Health (with Ellen Cromley), A Companion to Health and Medical Geography (with Tim Brown and Graham Moon), Geospatial Analysis of Environmental Health (with Juliana Maantay), Geographies of Women’s Health (with Isabel Dyck and Nancy Lewis), and Location Strategies for Retail and Service Firms (with Avijit Ghosh). I am currently an Associate Editor of Health and Place and serve on the editorial boards of Geographical Analysis, and Spatial and Spatiotemporal Epidemiology.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • M.A., University of Iowa
  • B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University

Teaching

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commuting Earth & Environmental Sciences
health Social Sciences
public service Earth & Environmental Sciences
spatial mismatch Earth & Environmental Sciences
geography Social Sciences
mismatch Social Sciences
cancer Social Sciences
Geography Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1979 2019

Breast cancer staging by subtype in the Lower Mississippi Delta region States

Zahnd, W. E., Sherman, R. L., Klonoff-Cohen, H., McLafferty, S. L., Farner, S. & Rosenblatt, K. A., Dec 2019, In : Cancer Epidemiology. 63, 101624.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mississippi
Neoplasm Staging
Breast Neoplasms
Multilevel Analysis
Neoplasms

Disparities in breast cancer subtypes among women in the lower Mississippi Delta Region states

Zahnd, W. E., Sherman, R. L., Klonoff-Cohen, H., McLafferty, S. L., Farner, S. & Rosenblatt, K. A., Jun 1 2019, In : Cancer Causes and Control. 30, 6, p. 591-601 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mississippi
Triple Negative Breast Neoplasms
Breast Neoplasms
Incidence
Mortality

Multilevel analysis in rural cancer control: A conceptual framework and methodological implications

Zahnd, W. E., McLafferty, S. L. & Eberth, J. M., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Preventive Medicine. 105835.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multilevel Analysis
Neoplasms
Health Services
Delivery of Health Care
Health Services Accessibility

Spatial Accessibility to Mammography Services in the Lower Mississippi Delta Region States

Zahnd, W. E., McLafferty, S. L., Sherman, R. L., Klonoff-Cohen, H., Farner, S. & Rosenblatt, K. A., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Rural Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mississippi
Mammography
United States Department of Agriculture
Spatial Analysis
Resource Allocation

Who has long commutes to low-wage jobs? Gender, race, and access to work in the New York region

McLafferty, S. & Preston, V., Oct 21 2019, In : Urban Geography. 40, 9, p. 1270-1290 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

low wage
wage
gender
geography
public investment