Local variation in segregation intensity and chronic disease risk

Before Class


Please read (Masters et al. 2021), which an analysis of the impact of a change in vaccine exemption rules on the local spatial clustering of non-medical exemptions to vaccination in Michigan.

During Class

The reading for today’s class utlizes the local Moran’s I statistic, sometimes also referred to as a LISA statistic. During class, in addition to discussing the reading, we will complete this interactive tutorial about the calculation and interpretation of LISA statistics and local Moran’s I in particular.


Masters, Nina B., Jon Zelner, Paul L. Delamater, David Hutton, Matthew Kay, Marisa C. Eisenberg, and Matthew L. Boulton. 2021. “Evaluating Michigan’s Administrative Rule Change on Nonmedical Vaccine Exemptions.” Pediatrics, September. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2021-049942.