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Neighborhoods and Health

Dustin T. Duncan and Ichiro Kawachi


The highly successful first edition of Neighborhoods and Health (published in 2003), coedited by Ichiro Kawachi and Lisa Berkman, is one of the most highly cited texts in the field of neighborhood health research. However, the methods and substantive research have changed a great deal since it was published more than a decade ago. Although research connecting neighborhoods and health has been conducted for many years, research in neighborhoods and health (also known as spatial epidemiology) has indeed exploded in the last few years in particular—both in terms of content and newer methodologica ... More

Keywords: neighborhood characteristics, neighborhood conditions, neighborhood context, health behaviors, health outcomes, spatial epidemiology

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190843496
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190843496.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dustin T. Duncan, editor
Associate Professor, Department of Population Health, New York University School of Medicine

Ichiro Kawachi, editor
John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Social Epidemiology, Chair of the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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1 Neighborhoods and Health

Dustin T. Duncan and Ichiro Kawachi

Part I Methodological Approaches to Studying Neighborhood Effects on Health

2 Operationalizing Neighborhood Definitions in Health Research

Dustin T. Duncan, Seann D. Regan, and Basile Chaix

5 Agent-Based Models

Brenda Heaton, Abdulrahman El-Sayed, and Sandro Galea

6 Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs in Neighborhood Health Effects Research

Nicole M. Schmidt, Quynh C. Nguyen, and Theresa L. Osypuk

Part II Connecting Neighborhoods and Health Outcomes

8 Designing Healthier Built Environments

Pedro Gullón and Gina S. Lovasi

9 Food Environment and Health

Jason Block, Michael Seward, and Peter James

10 Neighborhoods, Spatial Stigma, and Health

Danya E. Keene and Mark B. Padilla

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