Title: Consolidated Environmental and Social Data Facilitates Neighborhood-Level Health Studies in Philadelphia.
Authors: Christie, Colin; Xie, Sherrie; Diwadkar, Avantika R; Greenblatt, Rebecca E; Rizaldi, Alexandra; Himes, Blanca E
Published In AMIA Annu Symp Proc, (2021)
Abstract: A wide range of datasets containing geographically distributed measures of the environment and social factors is currently available, and as low-cost sensors and other devices become increasingly used, the volume of these data will continue to grow. Because such factors influence many health outcomes, researchers with varied interests often repeat tasks related to gathering and preparing these data for studies. We created Sensor-based Analysis of Pollution in the Philadelphia Region with Information on Neighborhoods and the Environment (SAPPHIRINE), offered as a web application and R package, to integrate pollution, crime, social disadvantage, and traffic data relevant to investigators, citizen scientists, and policy makers in the Greater Philadelphia Area. SAPPHIRINE's capabilities include providing interactive maps and customizable data retrieval to aid in the visual identification of pollution and other factor hotspots, as well as hypothesis generation regarding relationships among these factors and health outcomes.
PubMed ID: 35308932
MeSH Terms: Humans; Philadelphia; Residence Characteristics*