Xiang Chen

University of Connecticut

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Connecticut, USA. I received a Ph.D. in Geography at The Ohio State University. My research interests are focused on GIScience, community health, and urban studies. I employ GIS instruments (e.g., big data analytics, geovisualization, deep learning) and accessibility theory to unveil the socioeconomic and health inequalities across urban communities. I also have research interests in transportation and remote sensing. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I am heavily involved in various public health research, including mapping, modeling, and projecting cases of infection, discussing socioeconomic impacts on tourism, and exploring the health inequity in food procurement.

COVID-19 Webscraper

This notebook scrapes the list of COVID-19 vaccination clinics from NYC COVID-19 and Flu Vaccine Finder (https://vaccinefindernycgov/) You can also use it for other ...


Blog Posts

How would social distancing change the COVID-19 curve of community spread?

The rapid development of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has prompted unprecedented global health adversities Curbing the virus diffusion and ...