Sigrid Van Den Abbeele

Department of Geography
UC Santa Barbara
Broom Center Affiliation(s)

Graduate Student Fellow

Sigrid Van Den Abbeele is an MA/PhD student in the Geography Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Sigrid is interested in studying the economic and health outcomes of residential segregation in the United States. More specifically, Sigrid aims to investigate the disproportionate impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic downturn on formerly redlined communities and other historically underserved communities. Additionally, she has researched the impact of rapid re-housing policies on chronically homeless populations and is working to develop a model to better understand the location of rural homeless populations. Sigrid received her undergraduate degree in economics and mathematics from Coe College.  


Cassels S, Van Den Abbeele S. 2021.
"A call for epidemic modeling to examine historical and structural drivers of racial disparities in infectious disease. "
Social Science & Medicine 276:113833. (PMCID: PMC8168281)