Category Archives: Info-Graphix

Maintaining patient privacy while geocoding patient addresses: Do Not Use R to Geocode!

Imagine if a clinical researcher were to disclose a list of patient addresses to a third-party – government agency, for profit company or not-for-profit entity – that was outside of their hospital or health system. Imagine the researcher then publicly … Continue reading

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Mapping Food Insecurity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 11% of households and nearly 16% of families with children were food insecure. With schools closed and families out of work, food insecurity rates are expected to skyrocket in the coming months. During the crisis, … Continue reading

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Mapping Populations at Risk for Severe COVID-19, continued

The Built Environment and Health Research Group’s geographer extraordinaire, James Quinn, built a new version of their interactive mapping tool for severe COVID-19.  The map depicts populations at high risk of severe COVID-19 due to older age or underlying health … Continue reading

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Networks of Opportunity for Child Wellbeing (NOW) Convening

Dr. Suglia recently attended the Networks of Opportunity for Child Wellbeing (NOW) Convening, where she presented her work on the neighborhood social environment and obesity prevention. To effectively prevent obesity in the US, this work proposes that rather than continue … Continue reading

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Info-Graphic: Obesity and Changes in the Food Environment

Coincidental with the NY Times article this morning on food companies funding scientific research and advocacy to shift the focus of obesity prevention to physical activity, this weekend we posted a slide deck of info-graphix on obesity and changes in the … Continue reading

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Mass Incarceration Info-Graphix

We just released a comprehensive PowerPoint slide deck on Mass Incarceration statistics, please feel free to use these slides. Since most people sent to prison are eventually released, and most “corrections” actually happens in the community through parole and probation, it’s … Continue reading

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Changes in Food Prices

The USDA Economic Research Service just released interesting data and analyses on changes in inflation-adjusted food prices from 1985 to 2014.  The price of fresh fruit and vegetables has increased and the price of fats and oils and sugar and sweets … Continue reading

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Info-Graphix Library

One of the goals of the Social Epidemiology Cluster, and this blog, is to make the case that social disparities are  a critical determinant of health and well being.  To propel this argument forward we are building a library of … Continue reading

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