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Wen-Ching Chuang

Wen-Ching Chuang

PhD, 2013, School of Sustainability

Wen-Ching.Chuang@asu.edu

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502

Titles

  • PhD, 2013, School of Sustainability

Biography

I am a postdoctoral research associate at the School of Sustainability and School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. My program of study focused on problems at the nexus of vulnerability assessment and GIS mapping, and included construction of vulnerability indicators and geospatial analysis of hazards exposure, risks, and impacts. In addition to vulnerability research, I also participate in the research that evaluates ecosystem services and resilience in the two coastal cities—Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. I am also a research associate of a NSF funded project that studies residents’ access to urban services in pre-modern cities.

Education

  • PhD, Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2013
  • MPP, Public Policy, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2007
  • MA, Journalism, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 2003
  • BA, Journalism, Shih Hsin University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2001

Expertise

Journal Articles

2017

Chuang, W., C. G. Boone, D. Locke, J. M. Grove, A. L. Whitmer, G. L. Buckley and S. Zhang. 2017. Tree canopy change and neighborhood stability: A comparative analysis of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 27(Oct):363-372. DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2017.03.030. (link )

2016

Smith, M. E., B. L. Stark, W. Chuang, T. J. Dennehy, S. L. Harlan, A. Kamp-Whittaker, B. W. Stanley and A. M. York. 2016. Comparative methods for premodern cities: Coding for governance and class mobility. Cross-Cultural Research 50(5):415-451. DOI: 10.1177/1069397116665824. (link )

2015

Chuang, W. and P. Gober. 2015. Predicting hospitalization for heat-related illness at the Census Tract level: Accuracy of a generic heat vulnerability index in Phoenix, Arizona (USA). Environmental Health Perspectives 123(6):606-612. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1307868. (link )

Chuang, W. and P. Gober. 2015. Predicting hospitalization for heat-related illness at the census-tract level: Accuracy of a Generic Heat Vulnerability Index in Phoenix, Arizona (USA). Environmental Health Perspectives 123:606-612. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1307868. (link )

Wolf, T., W. Chuang and G. McGregor. 2015. On the science-policy bridge: Do spatial heat vulnerability assessment studies influence policy?. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 12(10):13321-13349. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph121013321. (link )

2013

Chuang, W., P. Gober, W. T. Chow and J. S. Golden. 2013. Sensitivity to heat: A comparative study of Phoenix, Arizona and Chicago, Illinois (2003-2006). Urban Climate 5(October 2013):1-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.uclim.2013.07.003. (link )

2012

Chow, W. T., W. Chuang and P. Gober. 2012. Vulnerability to extreme heat in metropolitan Phoenix: Spatial, temporal and demographic dimensions. The Professional Geographer 64(2):286-302. DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2011.600225. (link )

Hartz, D. A., J. S. Golden, C. Sister, W. Chuang and A. J. Brazel. 2012. Climate and heat-related emergencies in Chicago, Illinois (2003-2006). International Journal of Biometeorology 56(1):71-83. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-010-0398-x. (link )

2009

Golden, J. S., W. Chuang and W. L. Stefanov. 2009. Enhanced classification of engineering paved surfaces for urban systems modeling. Earth Interactions Journal 13(5):1-18. DOI: 10.1175/2009E1274.1.

Posters

2013

Chuang, W. and P. Gober. 2013. Human vulnerability to heat in Phoenix and Chicago: Spatial and temporal dimensions. Poster presented at the 11 January 2013, 15th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting 2013, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2010

Chuang, W. and C. L. Redman. 2010. Monitoring 1985-2005 residential land-use and land-cover change in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at the January 14, 2010 12th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability. (link )

2009

Sister, C., C. G. Boone, J. S. Golden, D. A. Hartz and W. Chuang. 2009. Spatial analysis of crime and socio-economic variables as indicators for heat-health vulnerability in Chicago, Illinois. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at 11th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Poster Symposium, Tempe, AZ. January 15, 2009. (link )

2008

Chuang, W. and J. S. Golden. 2008. An object-based approach for urban land-cover classificatin of engineered surfaces. Poster presented at 1 February 2008 GELSS Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Presentations

2015

Roach, M., N. Chhetri, W. Chuang, N. J. Selover, D. M. Hondula, A. Middel and A. Karner. 2015. Building resilience against climate effects in Arizona: Lessons learned implementing CDC's BRACE Framewwork. Presentation at the 95th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, January 4-8, 2015, Phoenix, AZ. (link )

2009

Chow, W. T., W. Chuang and P. Gober. 2009. Vulnerability to extreme heat in metro Phoenix: Spatial, temporal and demographic dimensions. Las Vegas, NV. Presentation at the March 22-27 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.

Chuang, W., S. W. Myint and J. S. Golden. 2009. Modeling and predicting heat-health vulnerability using data derived from remote sensing: A case study of Chandler, Arizona. Presentation at the 22-27 March 2009 Association of American Geographers 2009 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Chuang, W., S. W. Myint and J. S. Golden. 2009. Modeling and predicting heat-health vulnerability using data derived from remote sensing: A case study of Chandler, Arizona. Presentation at the 4 April 2009 Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science 53rd Annual Meeting, Tucson, Arizona.

Chuang, W., C. Sister, D. A. Hartz and J. S. Golden. 2009. The relationship between urban morphology and heat vulnerability in the City of Chicago. Presentation at the 10-15 January 2009 American Meteorological Society 89th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona.

Sister, C., C. G. Boone, J. S. Golden, D. A. Hartz and W. Chuang. 2009. Mapping social vulnerability to heat wave in Chicago. Presentation at the 10-15 January 2009 American Meteorological Society 89th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona.

2008

Chuang, W. and R. M. Aggarwal. 2008. Governance of environmental impacts of high-tech industry in developing countries: Top-down versus. Presentation at the 5-6 April 2008 Science & Technology: An International, Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Washington, DC.

2007

Chuang, W. and J. S. Golden. 2007. An object-based approach for urban land-cover classification of engineering surfaces. Presentation at the 14-16 November 2007 1st Climate Change and Human Health Vulnerability Conference, U.S. EPA, U.S. CDC, NOAA, and Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

Reports

2015

Chuang, W., A. Karner, N. J. Selover, D. M. Hondula, N. Chhetri, A. Middel, M. Roach and B. Dufour. 2015. Arizona Extreme Weather, Climate and Health Profile Report. A report prepared for Arizona Department of Health Services and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Climate-Ready States and Cities Initiative. Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. (link )

Thesis (PhD)

2013

Chuang, W. 2013. Vulnerability to Heat Stress in Urban Areas: A Sustainability Perspective. PhD dissertation, School of Sustainability. Arizona State University. (link )

Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy Alumni Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2005-2007

Sustainable Energy Fellowship (Arizona State University, University of Michigan, Cornell University, Duke University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology), 2007