Segregation and the Spatial Clustering of Socio-Environmental Exposure

Today’s class will be held on Zoom due to illness.

Before Class


Before class, please read:

Woo H, Brigham EP, Allbright K, et al. Racial Segregation and Respiratory Outcomes among Urban Black Residents with and at Risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021;204(5):536-545. doi:10.1164/rccm.202009-3721OC πŸ“„

Biello KB, Kershaw T, Nelson R, Hogben M, Ickovics J, Niccolai L. Racial Residential Segregation and Rates of Gonorrhea in the United States, 2003–2007. Am J Public Health. 2012;102(7):1370-1377. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2011.300516 πŸ“„

Supplemental Reading

These are useful references on the segregation measures employed in the assigned papers:

Massey DS, Denton NA. The Dimensions of Residential Segregation. Social Forces. 1988;67(2):281-315. doi:10.2307/2579183

U.S. Census Bureau reference on segregation measures

During Class

We will discuss the assigned readings and complete a hands-on activity focused on better understanding the similarities and differences between different population-level measures of spatial segregation & clustering.

Additional Resources