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Neighborhood Effects on Health

Award Year: 2009 Investigator: Greg Duncan, Jens Ludwig
In 2000 roughly 8 million Americans, a disproportionate number of them minorities, lived in neighborhoods with poverty rates of more than 40 percent, and also suffered alarmingly high rates of poor health outcomes. In a new book, Jens Ludwig, Ph.D., McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy at the University of Chicago, and Greg J.

Neighborhood Disadvantage and Health: A Lifecourse Perspective

Award Year: 2009 Investigator: S.V. Subramanian
Although health outcomes vary dramatically across neighborhoods, we lack an in-depth understanding of the inter-relationship between neighborhood environments and the health of their residents. In an effort to grasp this, S. V.

The Community Context of Well Being: A Longitudinal Study of Social Mechanisms and Neighborhood Processes

Award Year: 2004 Investigator: Robert Sampson
Medical care in the United States tends to focus on individuals, while our public health system (local, county, state, national) focuses on the health of various populations. After more than a decade of studying human development at the community level, Robert J. Sampson, Ph.D. turns his attention to the neighborhood foundations of well-being and the geographic concentration of compromised health.