Dr. Kevin Mwenda is Assistant Professor of Population Studies (research) at the Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) and Interim Director of the Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4). Dr. Mwenda is also affiliated with the Data Science Initiative (DSI) and Sociology Department at Brown.
Dr. Mwenda’s research focuses on spatial disparities in health outcomes among vulnerable populations around the world, and how these patterns are influenced by various environmental, climatic, and socioeconomic factors. His research interests include designing and applying methods that explore, analyze and visualize spatial patterns within socio-economic & health data, to better understand human-environment dynamics (e.g. population health, climate and society), and the role humans play at the nexus among these.
Dr. Mwenda earned his PhD Degree in Geography (Geographic Information Science & Cartography) from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has co-authored several publications ranging across multiple disciplines in high-impact journals such as: Health & Place, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; International Journal of Health Geographics & Sustainability.