I am a Research Associate in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University

Research Fields

Population health, demography, public policy, age-friendly community, mixed methods


2021/2022 Spring

CRP 3850/5850: Special Topics: Introduction to Urban Data Science , Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University. See syllabus here

Recent publications

Zhang, X., & Monnat, S. M. (2024). Geographically specific associations between county-level socioeconomic and household distress and mortality from drug poisoning, suicide, alcohol, and homicide among working-age adults in the United States. SSM-Population Health, 101595. Check it here

Zhang, X., Warner, M. E., Xu, C., & Wang, Y. (2023). Invisible women in comprehensive plans. Journal of Urban Affairs, 1-19. Check it here

Zhang, X., Warner, M. E., & Meredith, G. (2023). Factors limiting US public health emergency authority during COVID‐19. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 38(5), 1569-1582.  Check it here