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.
COVID-19 highlights disparities in healthcare access & challenges facing US counties. Our team’s article in JAMA Network Open identifies relationships between structural barriers & racial/ethnic disparities of COVID mortality using spatial analysis. Data for...
This month, Dr. Kolak of HEROP connected with leading scholars to discuss how data can be used to inform policy to defeat COVID, the emerging wave in Hong Kong, what happened in the US via the Covid Atlas, & brainstorming international, evidence-based cooperations...
The Healthy Regions & Policies Lab is thrilled to welcome three new RAs and five returning RAs for the Winter 2022 term. HEROP Research Assistants (RAs) are UChicago students from multidisciplinary academic and professional backgrounds that have taken coursework...
Facilitating STEM Research Experiences
- Graduate Students 56% 56%
- Undergraduate Students 37% 37%
- High School Students 7% 7%
Research Experiences Since 2016