Dr. Sara McLafferty, Professor of Geography & Geographic Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be our Fall Lecture speaker. The title of her talk is: Placing Health Disparities: Sociospatial Polarization and Women’s Health in a Changing City
Friday, October 4, 2019
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Student Union, Room 191
Light refreshments will be served following the talk.
The event is co-sponsored by the UWM Urban Studies Programs, the Henry W. Maier Fund, the Dept. of Geography, Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures, the Center for Economic Development, and the College of Letters and Science.
Free and open to the public.
About the speaker: Sara McLafferty is Professor of Geography & Geographic Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College, Columbia University and holds a PhD. from the University of Iowa. Her 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. Her most recent books include GIS and Public Health (with Ellen Cromley), A Companion to Health and Medical Geography (with Tim Brown and Graham Moon), and Geospatial Analysis of Environmental Health.