Inequity Speaker Series: Data-Driven Approaches to Studying Neighborhoods and Health Inequalities

When and Where

Friday, January 27, 2023 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 17020
Ontario Power Generation Building
700 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z5


Dustin Duncan


The field of neighbourhoods and health (sometimes referred to as spatial epidemiology) has grown exponentially in the last twenty years, especially since the publication of the first edition of Neighborhoods and Health edited by Ichiro Kawachi and Lisa Berkman in 2003. There is a large literature on the influence of neighbourhoods on health to date. Indeed, many reviews and technical reports of accumulated neighbourhoods and health research have been conducted. This talk, presented by Professor Dustin Duncan, will provide an overview of the range of established and emerging quantitative methods used in neighbourhoods and health research, including emerging methodological approaches deriving measures of neighbourhood environments from postings on social media platforms and crowd-sourced web-based data. These data-driven approaches to studying neighbourhoods and health will be applied to health inequalities research.


This is a hybrid event and can be attended in person or online. Registration is free and attendees must register prior to the day of the speaker series in order to attend. 


Department of Sociology, Data Sciences Institute


700 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z5