Category Archives: Injury

Rideshare Trips and Alcohol-Involved Motor Vehicle Crashes in Chicago

Morrison and colleagues recently published a paper reporting on a case-case analysis of rideshare activity near alcohol-involved and non-alcohol-involved car crashes in Chicago.  The observed higher level of rideshare activity near crashes that did not involve alcohol suggests that ridesharing … Continue reading

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Gun Violence in a Time of COVID

COVID-19 and efforts to contain its spread have affected almost all aspects of our daily lives over the last year. Risks for crime and violence are no different. Early during the pandemic reports emerged of increased incidence of gun violence … Continue reading

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Documenting the Iron Pipeline: The flow of guns around America

On Saturday May 2, 2015, Detective 1st Grade Brian Moore of the New York Police Department was shot and killed in while on patrol in Hollis, Queens. Moore’s partner, Eric Jansen, was also shot but was not seriously injured. In … Continue reading

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City footprints and motor vehicle crashes

Cities around the world differ on countless dimensions. The glow of a sunset. The smell of a sea breeze. The gritty air from a thousand industrial chimneys. The hum of people and animals and machines and elements. As far as … Continue reading

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Recent Social Epi Research Papers

In a recent paper in the journal Injury Epidemiology Keyes and colleagues applied age-period-cohort analyses to data on fatal motorcycle crashes in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System data and found that baby-boomers have experienced significantly higher mortality from motorcycle crashes than … Continue reading

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