Healthy Regions + Policies Lab

What are Healthy Neighborhoods?

We’re interested in how place drives, interacts with, and influences health for different people, in different ways. To explore this further, we look at neighborhoods as complex systems with spatial signals that help decode their stories.

What Drives Disparities?

We look at multiple dimensions of social vulnerability, differences in built and physical environments, and historical context to better measure and understand disparities in the communities we work with. To address this intersectional challenge, we partner with multidisciplinary teams.

Extending 'Metrics with Spatial Effects

We model spatial effects explicitly to uncover new understanding, and are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in evaluation research and social-spatial network analysis, as well as design-driven infrastructures.

Join our Seminar Series to learn about the latest work in the field.

 Welcome to HeRoP

The Healthy Regions & Policy Lab is housed at the Center for Spatial Data Science and integrates innovative GIScience, public health, and statistical approaches to explore, understand, and promote healthy regions and policies.

Spatial Data Science For Good

For each project we take on, we commit to both research and translation for policy & public use. We’ve collaborated with health departments, community organizations, and national healthcare groups to translate research for good.

We likewise maintain a commitment to Open Science.

News

Evaluating Access for Opioid Risk Environments

Evaluating Access for Opioid Risk Environments

This summer we are pleased to share research highlights from our Spatial Data Science Summer Fellows, showcasing their work on the US COVID Atlas and opioid risk environment research projects.  This week, Data Science Fellow Rachel Vigil (BA ’22) shares an update on...

We’re Hiring Research Assistants for Fall 2021 👋

We’re Hiring Research Assistants for Fall 2021 👋

The Healthy Regions & Policies Lab (HEROP) is hiring three new Research Assistant (RA) positions for the Fall 2021 quarter. These positions are open to undergraduate and graduate students. Pay starts at $15/hr, with a time commitment of 8-10 hrs/week. See below...

Constructing a Model to Study the Built Environment

Constructing a Model to Study the Built Environment

This summer we are pleased to share research highlights from our Spatial Data Science Summer Fellows, showcasing their work on the US COVID Atlas and opioid risk environment research projects.  This week, Built Environment Data Science Fellow Christian Villaneuva (BA...

Facilitating STEM Research Experiences

  • Graduate Students 33% 33%
  • Undergraduate Students 57% 57%
  • High School Students 10% 10%

Research Experiences Since 2016

%

Female & Non-Binary

Scroll to Top