Physical & Social Environments

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We recognize that the physical and social environments in which people live have an enormous impact on the occurrence of injury and violence, as well as the ability to recover afterwards. Beyond the impact on individuals, it also goes on to impact the community and neighborhood itself. Our multi-faceted work examines both protective and risk factors in environments, so we can Stop It – Fix It – and Live On.

Projects

Publications & News

Toolkits

Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention Toolkits – a library of prevention toolkits from Prevent Child Injury

Center for Community Progress Resource Center – a collection of data, examples, and resources for turning “vacant spaces into vibrant places”

Our Experts

Eugenia South, MD, MSPH

Eugenia South, MD, MSPH

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Michelle Kondo, PhD

Michelle Kondo, PhD

Research Scientist

U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service

Elizabeth Nesoff, PhD, MPH

Elizabeth Nesoff, PhD, MPH

Instructor of Epidemiology

Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

John Holmes, PhD, FACE, FACMI

John Holmes, PhD, FACE, FACMI

Professor of Medical Informatics in Epidemiology

Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

George Demiris, PhD, FACMI

George Demiris, PhD, FACMI

PIK (Penn Integrates Knowledge) University Professor

Department of Biobehavioral and Health Sciences, School of Nursing & Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Nancy Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Nancy Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing

Chair, Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences

School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania

John MacDonald, PhD

John MacDonald, PhD

Professor of Criminology and Sociology

Department of Criminology, School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania

Penny and Robert A. Fox Faculty Director, Fels Institute of Government, The University of Pennsylvania

 Therese Richmond, PhD, RN, FAAN

Therese Richmond, PhD, RN, FAAN

Research Core Director

Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania

Sara Jacoby, PhD, MPH, RN

Sara Jacoby, PhD, MPH, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Department of Family and Community Health, School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania

Elinore Kaufman, MD, MSHP

Elinore Kaufman, MD, MSHP

Assistant Professor

Department of Surgery, Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine

Andrea Schneider, MD, PhD

Andrea Schneider, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Department of Neurology, Division of Neurocritical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Dan Romer, PhD

Dan Romer, PhD

Research Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center

Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania