Dr. Amber L. Pearson

Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences, Michigan State University
Adjunct Research Fellow - University of Otago


Wei Liu

Graduate Student | liuwei11@msu.edu

Amanda Rzotkiewicz I am a Ph.D. candidate from the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University. My research interests include health geography, GIS, agent-based modeling and social network analysis. The focus of my research integrates the above categories by looking at the joint impact of built environment and social network on adolescents' physical activity. Many factors influence people's behavior and I believe it is important to detangle different impacts to better understand the underlying decision-making process of behavioral change, which can facilitate policy makers to develop effective interventions that promote public health.


Jonnell C. Sanciangco

Graduate Student | sancian1@msu.edu

Jonnelle Sanciangco I am a PhD Student from the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences. I am a certified GIS Professional (GISP) with over 10 years of experience in utilizing GIS and other information technologies in various natural, environmental, conservation, community development, and public health projects. For my research, I am interested in combining programming and GIS to automate the analysis of large datasets and solve emerging issues in the community, environment, and natural resource and management. As a graduate assistant, my task includes managing of a database that includes all inpatient activity at Michigan acute care hospitals.


Kim Clevenger

Graduate Student

Kim Clevenger I am a PhD Student in the Department of Kinesiology. My research focuses on the locational context of children’s physical activity and how we measure this behavior. For example, the use of Global Positioning System receiver units (GPS) to determine where children are physically active on the schoolyard. In my work with Dr. Pearson, I use the KidsCam data to characterize outdoor school time and to examine the use of green space by youth in New Zealand. Additionally, I assist with the Detroit StAND project, which investigates the health of residents in two Detroit neighborhoods.


Claudia Allou

Undergraduate Student | alloucla@msu.edu

Claudia Allou I am an undergraduate student studying Comparative Cultures & Politics and Human Biology. I am a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow studying French and health disparities with respects to international development. My research interests include inequalities in: immigrant population health, chronic illness, and access to healthy food options. I have a background in health inequalities from a cultural and biological perspective, and an interest in understanding the geospatial and environmental factors that contribute to such inequalities.


Hope lewis

Undergraduate Student | lewishop@msu.edu

Claudia Allou I am an undergraduate student studying actuarial science. I am working in the lab as part of the Professorial Assistantship program through the Honors College. I am developing statistical coding skills, assisting with data processing and contributing to research on the relationship between children’s physical activity and green space.

Former Students

Graduate Student, 2018

Graduate Student, 2018

Undergraduate Student, 2018

Undergraduate Student, 2018

Undergraduate Student, 2017

Undergraduate Student, 2017

Undergraduate Student, 2016

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