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Registry Data in Injury Research: Study Designs and Interpretation

We recently published a paper in Current Epidemiology Reports on the use of registry data in injury epidemiology. Injury data are frequently captured in registries that form a census of 100% of known cases that meet specified inclusion criteria. We … Continue reading

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Yoosun Park wins 2023 Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize

Our own Yoosun Park, and co-author Michael Reisch, were just awarded the 2023 Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize for their article “To ‘Elevate, Humanize, Christianize, Americanize’: Social Work, White Supremacy, and the Americanization Movement, 1880–1930,” which appears in the December … Continue reading

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Mobile Phone-Based Neighborhood Audits

We recently published a paper describing our efforts to adapt street audit strategies for use in a large informal community, Rio das Pedras (RdP) located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  We developed a smartphone-based systematic observation protocol to gather street-level … Continue reading

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Teaching Epidemiology to Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate programs in public health are proliferating (and see here), and increasing numbers of undergraduate students are receiving training in epidemiology.  James Stark, a BEH alum and now a Director of Epidemiology at Pfizer and Adjunct Professor at NYU’s College of … Continue reading

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The Built Environment and Health Research Group is looking for Post-Docs.

We are looking for candidates to fill a post-doctoral researcher position at the Department of Epidemiology at the Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health. The post-doc position will be at Columbia University, but we are a multi-disciplinary team of faculty … Continue reading

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Urban Design to Support Walking and Health

JAMA just published an editorial co-written by, Andrew Rundle, entitled “Can Walkable Urban Design Play a Role in Reducing the Incidence of Obesity-Related Conditions?”.  The editorial provides a perspective on a study published in JAMA by Creatore et al., that … Continue reading

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Maintaining Human Subject’s Protections in Neighborhood Health Effects Research

We recently published a commentary in the American Journal of Public Health describing the concerns we have for protecting study subject anonymity with the use of online geographic and data tools in neighborhood health effects research.  Examples of neighborhood data available … Continue reading

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Maps of Neighborhood Physical Disorder

The Journal of Maps recently published our article showing a high resolution map of neighborhood physical disorder in New York City. Physical disorder – the deterioration of urban spaces owing to social forces favoring neglect and abandonment – has long been … Continue reading

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Our Pedestrian Injury Research gets Further Coverage.

The Mailman School blog reached out to Steve Mooney to discuss our research on pedestrian injuries.  The post shows a series of Street Views of the key features that were associated with injuries.  The article is Here. And an article … Continue reading

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Tree Canopy Data for the Entire State of Pennsylvania

Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne at the University of Vermont just announced the release of a statewide, high-resolution tree canopy dataset for Pennsylvania.  The resolution of the data is 1 m which makes it 900 times more detailed than the National Land Cover … Continue reading

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