Dr. Yoo Min Park
Dr. Park is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Connecticut (UConn). She earned a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her doctoral dissertation was recognized with the Jacques May Prize from the American Association of Geographers (AAG) as the best dissertation addressing themes in health/medical geography. Prior to joining UConn, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment at East Carolina University.
Her research focuses on understanding interdisciplinary questions of health disparities, environmental justice, and environmental exposure using geographic information systems (GIS), community engagement approaches, and spatial statistics. Her work has been supported by several external funding sources, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), AAG, and North Carolina General Assembly.