Selected Professional Appointments
Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Transportation and Health, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto
Dr. Widener’s research is primarily focused on how health and healthy behaviours are affected by transportation systems in cities. He is active in professional academic communities, serving as a member on two TRB committees (Environmental Justice and Social and Economic Factors), and is co-chair of the Network of European Communications and Transport Activity Research (NECTAR) Cluster on Health and Social Factors.
Specialty Focus Areas
Health, access to food, transportation, urban geography, spatial analysis, agent-based modelling, parallel geocomputation, optimization modelling, and spatial statistics.