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Geographic Information System and Statistical Analysis Core

EPA Grant Number: R833293C005
Subproject: this is subproject number 005 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R833293
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: Southern Center on Environmentally Driven Disparities in Birth Outcomes
Center Director: Miranda , Marie Lynn
Title: Geographic Information System and Statistical Analysis Core
Investigators: Gelfand, Alan , Ashley-Koch, Allison , Miranda , Marie Lynn , Reiter, Jerome
Institution: Duke University
EPA Project Officer: Callan, Richard
Project Period: May 1, 2007 through April 30, 2012 (Extended to April 30, 2014)
RFA: Centers for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research (2005)
Research Category: Children's Health , Health Effects

Description:

Objective:

The overall objective of the GIS and Statistical Analysis Core is to support spatial and quantitative analysis needs of the Center research projects, as well as the Community Outreach and Translation Core. Our specific aims include:

  1. Providing support for the development of environmental and social data layers needed to implement data analyses required for the research projects and the Community Outreach and Translation Core;
  2. Providing statistical analysis, advice, and consulting on the broad range of statistical issues that arise in conjunction with the research projects, with a particular emphasis on data reduction methods and modeling spatial and spatio-temporal data within a Bayesian framework; and,
  3. Providing analysis for the unique needs of genetic data arising from the clinical and animal studies of the center.

This support core facilitates the development of innovative quantitative methodology for children’s environmental health research associated with the projects and cores. Equally important, it will enhance substantive collaboration between statisticians and scientists involved in the research projects yielding improved analyses of research core data, as well as novel statistical modeling.

Supplemental Keywords:

Data fusion, meta analysis, disparities, spatial disaggregation, spatial interpolation, spatial modeling,

Progress and Final Reports:
2009 Progress Report


Main Center Abstract and Reports:
R833293    Southern Center on Environmentally Driven Disparities in Birth Outcomes

Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
R833293C001 Research Project A: Mapping Disparities in Birth Outcomes
R833293C002 Research Project B: Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby: Studying Racial Disparities in Birth Outcomes
R833293C003 Research Project C: Perinatal Environmental Exposure Disparity and Neonatal Respiratory Health
R833293C004 Community Outreach and Translation Core
R833293C005 Geographic Information System and Statistical Analysis Core

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