Recently, I have been moving more toward urban and regional issues (Urban and Economic Geography). I have published in peerreviewed journals and collaborate with practitioners across disciplines, particularly in Public Health. I am now a coPI on a research team that is examining cancer treatment disparities in the city of Chicago. 

I did graduate coursework in urban geography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at UWMilwaukee and NEIU, and do spatial and econometric analysis using R, QGIS, and ArcGIS.  In particular, I am interested in urban development and industrial restructuring in the central cities of the U.S. Midwest, as well as in Central and Eastern Europe. My main areas of focus are currently:
  • Mapping innercity business locations and examining inequalities in service provision
  • Quantifying economic deprivation and the distribution of poverty within cities
  • Analyzing urban crime patterns and their connection to local economic conditions.
I also use similar timeseries methods to those in my international research to examine cities and regions within the United States.

Published Research:
Crime, Housing Tenure, and Economic Deprivation: Evidence from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Journal of Urban Affairs, 2017

Presentations and Working Papers
Concentration vs. Diffusion: Changes in the Distribution of Poverty in Large U.S. Cities, 2010-2015” (2017) Draft Working Paper (incorporated in parts into other papers).
Acquisitive Crimes, Time of Day, and Multiunit Housing in the City of Milwaukee,” Chicago Public Health GIS Network, November 2017
Spatial Measures of Socioeconomic Deprivation: An Application to Four Midwestern Industrial Cities, North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, November 2016