My research focuses at the junction of accessible transportation for persons with disabilities and smart-smart mobility tools. I look at the topic from three distinct and yet interrelated dimensions: equity, disability, and regulations.

Recent and on-going projects related to the topic: 

Current study

  • Uber and Lyft transportation usage during rare events, with a focus on inclement weather and COVID-19 in Chicago and New York City.

Doctoral research 

  • Wheelchair accessibility of transportation hailed through Uber and Lyft apps – completed

Other studies 

  • Understanding travel behaviors of wheelchair users in the U.S. using the National Household Travel Survey 2017
  • “Smart” Tools for Socially Sustainable Transport: A Review of Mobility Apps (Co-conducted with my PhD adviser Professor Thomas Sanchez). Published article found here.
  • Understanding disability-related regulatory systems in smartphone apps used for transportation
  • Are Accessibility transport apps market-viable?
  • Preparing the future professional in accessible transport (for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities) in planning education (on-going), with first phase of study published. Find the article here.

Please see a list of conference presentations here and publications here.