Category Archives: Socioeconomic Status

Trends in U.S. Women’s Binge Drinking in Middle Adulthood by Socioeconomic Status, 2006-2018

Cluster members Sarah McKetta and Katherine Keyes recently published research regarding national trends in binge drinking among women in the mid-life. Multiple national surveys have found that women in the mid-life (~30-49) have dramatically increased binge drinking in recent years. … 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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Racial discrimination, socioeconomic position, and illicit drug use among US Blacks

A recent paper published in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology by Keyes, Fink and colleagues assesses the relationship between self-reported racial discrimination and illicit drug use among US Blacks and whether this association differs by socioeconomic position. Using data from the National … Continue reading

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Steve Mooney receives Poster Award at Epidemiology Congress of the Americas 2016

Steve Mooney, one of our recently minted PhD’s, won a best poster presentation award at the 2016 Epidemiology Congress of the Americas for his work on the “Neighborhood Environment-Wide Association Study” design. New spatial tools and the expanding availability of … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Social Environment Contributions to Supporting Walking

JAMA just published an editorial co-written by Cluster faculty member, 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 … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Social Environment and Obesity

Numerous studies have examined the relation between features of the neighborhood built environment and obesity related behaviors or obesity itself, to the extent that Healthy People 2020 includes goals for neighborhood built environment interventions to support physical activity. The neighborhood … Continue reading

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Exploring How Residents of NYC Use Neighborhood Spaces

The Built Environment and Health team (including Cluster members Lovasi and Rundle) just published a paper in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine showing that differences in urban design in New York City (NYC) are associated with how residents utilize their residential neighborhood … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Neighborhood Income and DNA Damage from Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Prostate Tissue.

Throwback Thursday posts will revisit previously published articles and provide results of additional analyses that didn’t fit within the Journal’s word limits or re-imagine how the underlying data in the paper can be presented graphically. “Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status Modifies the … Continue reading

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Environmental Justice: Social Disparities in Exposures to Environmental Pollutants

Location, location, location.  Anyone who has been in the real estate market knows that location is one of the most important factors in determining property value.  But, a large body of evidence indicates that property value is not the only … Continue reading

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Info-Graphic: Mortality Attributable to Social Factors

We just posted a graph using data from Galea 2011 and Minino 2002 to compare deaths attributable to social factors verses listed “causes” of death in 2000.  The data show that deaths attributable to social factors are similar in number to deaths … Continue reading

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