Social-Structural Determinants of Pre-term birth in Philadelphia

Summary
This CDC study builds on an on-going prospective study of 2000 pregnant women in Philadelphia who utilize public health clinics. This phase of the research is intended to capture "neighborhood effects," including housing and social conditions, which may help to explain differential exposure to stress and risk of pre-term delivery among African American women. This study will use raster and vector GIS techniques and take advantage of data collected by the Cartographic Modeling Lab.

External Funders
Centers for Disease Control

Collaborating Investigators
Jennifer Culhane (Thomas Jefferson University), Irma Elo (Population Studies), Amy Hillier (CML), Tony Smith (SEAS)

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