Racial and Neighborhood Disparities in Infant Health (ICPSR 34358)

Principal Investigator(s): Culhane, Jennifer F., Drexel University. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Elo, Irma T., University of Pennsylvania. Department of Sociology


The principal investigators for this project constuct a unique dataset for Philadelphia, which merges information from vital statistics records with Medicaid claims records and individual-level data from publicly funded health centers. The individual-level data are then merged with a rich set of contextual information from multiple sources to create various measures of neighborhood quality, including housing and environmental quality, economic distress, social disorganization, health, and service availability.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from DSDR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining these resources.

Study Description


This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    child health, economic conditions, health care services, housing conditions, infants, neighborhood characteristics

Geographic Coverage:    Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from DSDR or ICPSR. Researchers should consult the principal investigators directly for details on obtaining access to the data and documentation:

Dr. Jennifer F. Culhane

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Drexel University

245 N. 15th St. ms 495

Philadelphia, PA

email: culhane@email.chop.edu

WWW: http://www.drexelmed.edu/Home/AboutOurFaculty/JenniferCulhane.aspx


Irma T. Elo

Department of Sociology

University of Pennsylvania

243 McNeil Bldg

Philadelphia, PA 19104

email: popelo@pop.upenn.edu