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Dr. Dong Liu

He/Him Post Doctoral Associate

Western University

Dr. Dong Liu is a postdoctoral associate at the Department of Geography and Environment, Western University. Dong obtained his PhD in Geography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2021. His doctoral research focused on examining spatial accessibility to socioeconomic resources (e.g., healthcare) and physical environment (e.g., greenspace) as well as space-time patterns of COVID-19. Recently, his research concentrates upon exploring intervention measures that are conducive to promoting physical activity among Canadian children and youth. Dong has strong expertise in quantitative analysis and are involved in various projects at the Human Environments Analysis Laboratory such as Spatial-Temporal Environment and Activity Monitoring, Pandemic COVID-19 Patient Transport and Active & Safe Routes to School.


  1. 2015

    BSc GIS

    Shandong Jianzhu University
  2. 2016

    Cooperative Laboratory Study Program, Certificate of Completion

    Tohoku University
  3. 2017

    MSc Geography & Geoinformatics

    University of Copenhagen
  4. 2021

    PhD Geography

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  • 2021
    Finalist, Peter Gould Student Paper Competition
    Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group of AAG
  • 2020
    Conference Presentation Award
    The Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2020
    Illinois GIS Day Runner-up
    Department of Geography and GIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign