Aída R. Guhlincozzi

Aída R. Guhlincozzi, PhD
Assistant Professor
212 Stewart Hall

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – PhD in Geography & GIScience, Minor in Latino/Latina Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - MA in Geography & GIScience

Texas A&M University - BS in Geography, Minors in English and Geoinformatics

Research Interests

Broadly, my research interests include health geography, health GIS, and race, ethnicity, language, and gender and health care.


I study healthcare accessibility for Spanish-speaking and non-Spanish-speaking Latinas in the Chicago suburbs. My work incorporates community geography, Latinx geographies, feminist geographies, and qualitative GIS theory and methodologies. I also study justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the Geosciences, especially around the recruitment and retention of students of color, and dismantling structures of oppression and white supremacy in academia.

Select Publications

Guhlincozzi, A., Cisneros, J., (2021). “A framework for addressing the lack of diversity in the Geosciences through evaluating the current structure of institutional efforts.” GeoJournal.

Guhlincozzi, A.R. and Lotfata, A. (2021). “Travel distance to flu and COVID-19 vaccination sites for people with disabilities and age 65 and older, Chicago metropolitan area.” Journal of Health Research, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JHR-03-2021-0196.

Guhlincozzi, A. (Oct. 2020). “ ‘Buscando el cuidado’: Spatial mismatch of physician services in Spanish for Latinxs in suburban Chicago.” Journal of Latin American Geography.

McLafferty, S., Guhlincozzi, A., Winata, F. (Accepted). Quantitative Methods and COVID-19.  In G. Andrews, V. Crooks, J. Pearce, and J. Messina.  Eds. COVID-19 and Similar Futures: Geographical Perspectives, Issues, and Agendas.  New York:  Springer.

Winata, F., McLafferty, S.L., Guhlincozzi, A. R., Zhou, Y. Geospatial Technologies and Public Health. In The Routledge Handbook of Geospatial Technologies and Society. Kent, A. J., and Specht, D (Eds). Taylor & Francis.


University of Missouri Preparing Future Faculty Postdoctoral Scholar - Fall 2021 – Spring 2023
Josephine M. Bresee Memorial Award - Spring 2021
C-U 1to1 Mentor of the Month - January 2021
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship - April 2018 – May 2021
UIUC SESE Travel Grant Award - Spring 2020
UIUC Graduate College Conference Travel Award - Fall 2019
AAG Health & Medical Geography Group Finalist, Peter Gould Paper Competition - April 2019
UIUC Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate of Achievement in Service - March 2019
1st place in West Lakes Regional AAG Master’s Level Paper Competition - Nov. 2018
UIUC GGIS Outstanding Achievement in Service to University and Community Award - May 2018
1st place in UIUC Geography GIS Day Poster Competition – Research Quality Award - Nov. 2017
Latinx Educational Excellence in the Midwest Conference Travel Grant Awardee - Oct. 2017 & 2018
List of Instructors Ranked as Excellent by their Students - Spring 2017
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Graduate College Fellowship - Aug. 2016 – May 2018