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Kwan, Mei-Po (1962–)

  • By: Joe Weber
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

Mei-Po Kwan is distinguished professor of social and behavioral sciences in the department of geography at Ohio State University. She is primarily associated with the fields of geographic information systems (GIS) and urban, economic, transport, and health geography.

Kwan received a PhD in geography from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1994. She is editor of the Methods, Models and GIS section of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers and has received numerous honors and awards, including the prestigious UCGIS Research Award from the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science and the Edward L. Ullman Award from the Transportation Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers.

She is an internationally recognized leader in developing and implementing GIS-based methods in research involving ...

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