Jan 28, 2020
Publications from Community Health and Environmental Policy
To support the use of models and tools for climate adaptation planning efforts, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment (MARISA) program created the Model Inventory and Selection Tool (MIST). MIST is an interactive, searchable database of empirical, statistical, and conceptual models of natural and human-made systems relevant to water- and climate-related planning and decisionmaking in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and beyond.
Health Service Utilization and Cost Outcomes from a Permanent Supportive Housing Program: Evidence from a Managed Care Health Plan 2021
The authors assess the short-term effects of a permanent supportive housing (PSH) program—operated by a large not-for-profit managed care plan—in Southern California for adult enrollees experiencing homelessness who have chronic health conditions. The authors provide an overview of program referrals and enrollment, housing placements, and participant characteristics. They also examine the PSH program costs for specific periods.
In this Perspective, the authors used a network simulation model to illustrate five different vaccination strategies for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), showing that vaccinating the most-active members of the population first might be the best way to save lives overall and still protect the vulnerable in the pandemic.
Planificación De Infraestructura Hídrica Para El Futuro Incierto En América Latina: Un Enfoque Eficiente En Costos Y Tiempo Para Tomar Decisiones Robustas De Infraestructura, Con Un Estudio De Caso En Mendoza, Argentina 2021
El presente estudio demuestra la utilidad del enfoque de Toma de Decisiones Robustas para evaluar la vulnerabilidad y las oportunidades de adaptación de la gestión de los recursos hídricos en Mendoza, Argentina.
This report uses the inventions of Lemelson-MIT Prize winners as examples to illustrate the scientific, technological, economic, and social impacts that inventions can have on society. Researchers consider impacts of this group's inventions in aggregate across all prize winners and through case studies of prize winners from three particular years.
Modeling the Uncertainty of Potential Impacts on Robust Stormwater Management from Neighborhood-Scale Impervious Cover Change: A Case Study of Population-Based Scenarios in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2021
This work presents a method for applying high-spatial resolution population-based scenarios to pre-existing stormwater models. We explore the impact of two long-term population growth scenarios for the Pittsburgh region.
In this study, we present metrics to help analysts determine whether they have a good enough match to conduct causal inference using synthetic control method.
A Longitudinal Study of Psychological Distress in the United States Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic 2021
Equal numbers of people experienced serious psychological distress in 30 days during the pandemic as did over an entire year prior to the pandemic.