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Eiliola Becker

Department of Biomedical Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States


  • Opinion   
    Identifying Racial and Geographic Disparities in Paediatric Asthma: Medical Case
    Author(s): Eiliola Becker*

    Pediatric asthma is disproportionately prevalent in black and other socioeconomic disadvantaged kids. It’s challenging to identify vulnerable individuals, localities, or immediate exposures that may lead to juvenile exacerbation of asthma due to interurban diversity in environmental risk variables and limited access to the highest health data. This paper describes a new multidisciplinary health disparities intervention and treatment strategy for paediatric asthma. The prevalence of asthma encounters is first mapped at a high spatial and temporal resolution using addresslevel health records from such a major children’s hospital. The Environmental Protection Screening Method indicators for census tracts are then established to look for patterns in public health threats and hazards that may contributing to the prevalence of asthma in various areas. EJSM indicators and paediat.. Read More»