Population and Environment Study

Website: http://perl.psc.isr.umich.edu/populationandenvironmentstudy1.html Institution: University of Michigan Population and Ecology Research Laboratory Description: This study was originally funded through a Request for Applications (RFA) from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD R01 HD-33551) for a five year period, 1995 through 2000. The study builds directly on the CVFS and uses the same study area, population, and sampling frame. The Population and Environment Study was designed to answer the following specific questions regarding the relationships between population change Continue reading Population and Environment Study

Texas Higher Education Opportunity Project

Website: http://theop.princeton.edu/index.html Institution: Princeton University The Office of Population Research at Princeton University Description: The Texas Higher Education Opportunity Project i(THEOP) is a multi-year study that began in fall, 2000, which investigates college planning and enrollment behavior under a policy that guarantees admission to any Texas public college or university to high school seniors who graduate in the top decile of their class. The investigators have collected administrative data from 10 colleges and universities in Texas that differ in the Continue reading Texas Higher Education Opportunity Project

TeachSpatial

Website: http://teachspatial.org Affiliation: Center for Spatial Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara Principal Investigators: Donald G. Janelle and Karl Grossner Project Description: http://teachspatial.org is a web portal to promote the discussion of spatial literacy among researchers and educators. It provides access to digital teaching and learning resources that support the integration of spatial thinking into course curricula. With funding from NSF (small-grant NSDL Pathways project) the Resources section of the website is a managed Collection within the National Science Digital Continue reading TeachSpatial

Urbanization, Health and Environmental Quality in Coastal Ghana

Website Link: http://www.brown.edu/academics/population-studies/research/projects/urbanization-ghana-and-kenya Institution: Population Studies and Training Center, Brown University University of Cape Coast, Ghana Description: This project draws upon existing links between Brown University, the University of Rhode Island, and the University of Cape Coast in Cape Coast, Ghana, to examine the social and demographic processes that are closely linked to health and environmental health risks, and how these in turn influence local thinking about environmental issues. The project includes such studies as the relationship between population concentration and Continue reading Urbanization, Health and Environmental Quality in Coastal Ghana

The VII World Conference of the Spatial Econometrics Association, Washington DC, 10-12 July

Event Date(s): 07/10/2013–07/12/2013 Join economists, econometricians, and regional scientists to review accomplishments and challenges in spatial data analysis. The 2013 SEA World Conference will explore empirical, theoretical and methodological themes, including: Economic Growth, Knowledge Diffusion, Labor Market and Migration, Explanatory Spatial Data Analysis, Bayesian Methods, Health, Criminology, Environmental Economics and Energy, Spatial Data Mining, Spatial and Social Networks, and Spatial Concentration. The Conference will take place 10-12 July, 2013 in the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC. For more information, Continue reading The VII World Conference of the Spatial Econometrics Association, Washington DC, 10-12 July

The Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project Monograph

Website Link: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/thegeocodingproject/ Institution: Harvard School of Public Health Description: The problem: A lack of socioeconomic data in most US public health surveillance systems. Absent these data, we cannot: (a) monitor socioeconomic inequalities in US health; (b) ascertain their contribution to racial/ethnic and gender inequalities in health; and (c) galvanize public concern, debate, and action concerning how we, as a nation, can achieve the vital goal of eliminating social disparities in health. We accordingly launched the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Continue reading The Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project Monograph

Demographic Dynamics, Health, and Immigrant Issues Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Website Link: http://geography.sdsu.edu/Research/Projects/IPC/research/border.html Institution: San Diego State University International Population Center Description: The website link gives access to a series of funded projects (noted below) and listings of related publications. John R. Weeks, Principal Investigator, “Determining the Costs of Illegal Immigrant Criminal Activity and Use of Emergency Medical Services in San Diego and Imperial Counties,” Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, through the United States/Mexico Border Counties Coalition, 2000-2001.  . John R. Weeks, Co-Investigator (Douglas Stow, PI); Spatial Decision Continue reading Demographic Dynamics, Health, and Immigrant Issues Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Intra-Urban Health In Accra, Ghana Assessed with Remote Sensing and GIS

Website Link: http://geography.sdsu.edu/Research/Projects/IPC/ipc2_research.html Institution: San Diego State University International Population Center Description: This project explores the use of remotely sensed imagery and GIS to enhance our understanding of intra-urban inequalities in health, using data for the metropolitan area of Accra, Ghana as a study site. The specific aims are as follows: (1) to derive local (neighborhood) measures of health by combining spatially referenced census data, survey data, and vital statistics into a geographic information system (GIS) for metropolitan Accra; (2) to Continue reading Intra-Urban Health In Accra, Ghana Assessed with Remote Sensing and GIS