hero image
Igor Vojnovic - Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI, US

Igor Vojnovic

Professor | Michigan State University


Expert on urban development, infrastructure investment, urban design, regional governance, taxation, and municipal issues


Before coming to MSU, he taught in departments of Public Policy, Urban Planning, Urban Design, and Geography at University of Toronto, Syracuse University, Dalhousie University, and Texas A&M University. Vojnovic has also worked in government and in private consulting as an urban policy researcher and analyst.

Areas of Expertise (6)

Municipal Issues

Regional Governance

Infrastructure Investment

Urban Development

Urban Design


Education (1)

University of Toronto: Ph.D.

Journal Articles (3)

The Diverse Role of Women in Shaping Hong Kong’s Landscape of Gentrification

Urban Affairs Review

Minting Ye, Igor Vojnovic

2018 Women in different cities, in different parts of a city, or even in the same neighborhood are involved in or affected by gentrification in different ways. Given the increasing socioeconomic status of women and their changing demographic characteristics, women can be viewed as the agents in the growing service economy that are driving gentrification. However, women are also the victims who suffer most from gentrification due to the feminization of poverty, a ubiquitous global phenomenon...

view more

Explained and unexplained racial and regional inequality in obesity prevalence in the United States

Ethnicity & health

Keumseok Koh, Todd E Elder, Sue C Grady, Joe T Darden, Igor Vojnovic

2018 There are substantial racial and regional disparities in obesity prevalence in the United States. This study partitioned the mean Body Mass Index (BMI) and obesity prevalence rate gaps between non-Hispanic blacks and non-Hispanic whites into the portion attributable to observable obesity risk factors and the remaining portion attributable to unobservable factors at the national and the state levels in the United States (US) in 2010. Design: This study used a simulated micro-population dataset combining common information from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and the US Census data to obtain a reliable, large sample representing the adult populations at the national and state levels...

view more

Impacts of Federally Funded State Obesity Programs on Adult Obesity Prevalence in the United States, 1998-2010

Public Health Reports

Keumseok Koh, Sue C Grady, Igor Vojnovic, Joe T Darden


2018 From 2000 to 2010, the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded 37 state health departments to address the obesity epidemic in their states through various interventions. The objective of this study was to investigate the overall impacts of CDC-DNPAO statewide intervention programs on adult obesity prevalence in the United States. Methods: We used a set of an individual-level, interrupted time-series regression and a quasi-experimental analysis to evaluate the overall effect of CDC-DNPAO intervention programs before (1998-1999) and after (2010) their implementation by using data from CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System...

view more