Arrianna Planey


  • M.A. Social Sciences, University of Chicago
  • B.A. History, University of California, Berkeley

I am a human geographer whose research falls within health and medical geography. My dissertation work examines healthcare service access, utilization, and outcomes among people with disabilities in the U.S. with emphasis on hearing healthcare (Audiologists). This includes, but is not limited to, a political economic analysis of the hearing healthcare system in the United States.

Having completed a year in a clinical Audiology (AuD) program, I have a strong sense of the epistemological grounding of clinicians in the field. Methodologically, my project is "mixed," as it draws on qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. 

As a health geographer, I am concerned with questions of health disparities and outcomes in space. Overall, my interests center on the the overlap between (legally, historically, socially) constructed spaces, resource allocation, bodies on the move, and their well-being as members of communities.