Alcohol Clusters

Alcohol and Violence

This project utilizes geographic information systems, spatial analysis and advanced statistical techniques to improve epidemiological studies of alcohol-related violence and injuries. Using both Philadelphia, PA and Cincinnati, OH as case study locations, this research examines if the density of alcohol outlets is associated with neighborhood levels of violence. We are also exploring if the violence geographically or temporally clusters around outlets and how quickly the association (if it exists) decays with time and distance. Finally, this project also explores if the association between alcohol outlets and violence is moderated by neighborhood cohesion or by types of land use in the area.

This project is funded by the Grants for Research Impact at Drexel (GRID) Synergy Grant

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