Austin Tang grew up in a family where both his parents work in the health industry, but he never thought he would have any affiliation with the health sector and decided to become a geographer. However, as he studied for his bachelor’s degree in geographical science at Wuhan University, he realized that his geographic expertise holds great potential in understanding the spatial pattern of various health problems. Following a great graduate program opportunity at the University of Iowa, he is currently a third-year Ph.D student in the department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, and a second-year MPH student in the department of Biostatistics. Austin is working on a project to examine the patterns and mechanisms of the spread of antibiotic resistance in bacteria, specifically, E coli. His research will be useful in guiding public health and clinical decisions in terms of antibiotic use.