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May 19, 2020

In her most recent Op-Ed, PISC Senior Scholar Eugenia South, MD, addresses social distancing issues in the Philadelphia area. In March, Dr. South wrote about the importance of spending time outdoors as a means to preserve mental health, but as warm weather draws out mo...

May 14, 2020

PISC Senior Scholar M. Kit Delgado, MD, recently authored an opinion piece on the struggle between COVID-19 precaution and economic health. He notes that there are notions that either the economy must be locked down to prevent deaths from coronavirus or have less restr...

May 4, 2020

PISC Executive Committee Member Catherine McDonald PhD, is featured in a recent article on adolescents and social distancing. Though it may be too early explain how the adolescent population is responding using direct research much is gleaned from McDonald's adolescent...

May 1, 2020

PISC Senior Scholars Michael Nance, MD, Sage Myers, MD, and colleagues authored a research letter evaluating the location of recent mass shooting events relative to nearest hospitals and TCs.

Myers et al. hypothesized that the nearest available hospitals to mass shooti...

May 1, 2020

PISC International Scholar and External Advisory Board Member, David Humphreys, PhD, and colleagues analyzed measures of objective and perceived exposure to neighborhood disadvantage at 10 time-points over 18 years using data in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents a...

May 1, 2020

Although firearm homicide disproportionately affects African Americans, little is known about how universal background checks for handguns (UBG-HG) impacts African Americans.

Kaufman et al. examined the firearm homicide counts for African American and whi...

May 1, 2020

Cities across the world are undertaking ambitious projects to expand tree canopy by increasing the number of trees planted throughout public and private spaces. In epidemiological studies, greenspaces in urban environments have been associated with physical and mental...

April 30, 2020

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is responding to sudden shifts to telemedicine by offering free online training in telehealth to healthcare providers. The course provides an overview of the field of telemedicine and telehealth, the history of the field...

April 29, 2020

PISC Executive Director Douglas Wiebe, PhD, along with fellow experts spoke with The Guardian about the impacts of Covid-19 on the future of sports. When asked whether it would be safe to reopen leagues, Dr. Wiebe states that leagues cannot yet reopen and highlights th...

April 21, 2020

A Marshall Project analysis found that in some big cities, reported crime dropped in the week ending March 22 compared with the week before. PISC Advisory Board Member John MacDonald, PhD, spoke to the Marshall Project about recent declines in crime. MacDonald states t...

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