Area of Expertise:
Segregation, Neighborhood Change, Racial Inequalities, Racial Health Disparities
Michael Bader's primary research focuses on how residents and businesses choose to locate in particular neighborhoods and how these choices lead to racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic inequalities in Americans' well-being. In particular, he examines the location, causes, and health consequences of urban food deserts, neighborhoods with low accessibility to affordable nutritious food. In addition, he is developing innovative tools to measure the quality of neighborhood environments through the use of Google Street View and advanced statistical techniques. His work appears in top social science and public health journals including the American Journal of Public Health and American Journal of Epidemiologyand Economic Geography and Social Forces. He has provided commentaries about racial and economic inequalities in health for the Philadelphia Inquirer, on radio, and as a contributor to blogs.
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