Amber DeJohn (she/her), Human Geography PhD Student


Home Campus:
U of T St. George

Other Degrees:
2018 - B.A. with honour, Michigan State University, Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy; Economic Geography; Geographic Information Science
2019 - M.A., University of Toronto, Human Geography

Honours & Awards:
2019 - John Horner Graduate Scholarship
2017 - Beinecke Scholar
2017 - Frank H. Knight Scholarship
2014 - Edward J. Barant Scholarship

Michael Widener

Contact Information:

amber.dejohn [at]

Research Interests:

I work with older adults in a subfield of health geography known as geographical gerontology. I employ a multiple methods approach that integrates semi-structured interviews and activity data capture with Bayesian inference. My work deals mostly with social isolation and loneliness, which have been shown to be associated with decreased mental and physical health outcomes. I focus on mobility and technology as avenues and barriers for social connectedness among older adults living in Toronto.

Teaching This Academic Year:

TA appointments for 2020-2021:
GGR270, Introductory analytical methods

Past TA appointments:
GGR386, Special topics in GIS (Coding in ArcPy)
GGR272, Geographic Information & Mapping I
GGR373, Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Selected Publications:

See my Google Scholar page.