We model spatial effects explicitly to uncover new understanding, and are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in evaluation research and social-spatial network analysis, as well as design-driven infrastructures.
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Welcome to HeRoP
The Healthy Regions & Policy Lab is housed at the Center for Spatial Data Science and integrates innovative GIScience, public health, and statistical approaches to explore, understand, and promote healthy regions and policies.
Spatial Data Science For Good
For each project we take on, we commit to both research and translation for policy & public use. We’ve collaborated with health departments, community organizations, and national healthcare groups to translate research for good.
We likewise maintain a commitment to Open Science.
Chicago's urban environment has profound impacts on the health of communities and individuals. A handful of key metrics―tree cover, air pollution estimates, heat island effects, traffic volumes, and social vulnerability index― help to reveal where in the city people...
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the disruption and shortage of treatment options for people with opioid use disorder (OUD) has been linked to significantly higher rates of overdose deaths across the country. How might an improved understanding of current community-level...
Cross-posted from Atlas Insights: The US Covid Atlas blog. The nationally syndicated radio show and podcast Marketplace Tech interviewed postdoctoral scholar and US Covid Atlas co-lead Dr. Qinyun Lin (pictured above) this week on our latest research exploring the...
Facilitating STEM Research Experiences
- Graduate Students 56% 56%
- Undergraduate Students 37% 37%
- High School Students 7% 7%
Research Experiences Since 2016