Geospatial Health Symposium 9: Geography and Substance Use 2

Type: Virtual Paper
Sponsor Groups: Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group
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Day: 4/9/2021
Start / End Time: 4:40 PM / 5:55 PM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 8
Organizers: Jeremy Mennis, Kathleen Stewart
Chairs: Jeremy Mennis


Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain that can alter cognitive functioning, mood, and behavior, with negative effects on multiple health outcomes. Substance use disorders involving tobacco, alcohol, and illicit and prescription drugs represent one of the largest threats to public health worldwide. The United States is no exception, where legalization in many states has rapidly changed the accessibility to, and social norms around, cannabis, and the nation faces a rapidly accelerating crisis concerning addiction to opioids, including heroin, fentanyl, and prescription painkillers. This session brings together researchers who are interested in geographic topics relating to substance use and addiction.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Elisabeth Root*, The Ohio State University, Megan Lindstrom, The Ohio State University, Maternal and Child Health in an Opioid Epidemic: Spatial patterns and determinants of maternal opioid addiction 15 4:40 PM
Presenter Ruchi Patel, The Pennsylvania State University, Andrea Rishworth, The Pennsylvania State University, Brian King*, Pennsylvania State University, The Impacts of COVID-19 Policy Responses for Opioid Addiction in Pennsylvania 15 4:55 PM
Presenter Yuchen Li*, The Ohio State University, Harvey Miller, The Ohio State University, Ayaz Hyder, The Ohio State University, Lauren Southerland, The Ohio State University, Gretchen Hammond, Mighty Crow Media, Adam Porr, The Ohio State University, 311 Service Requests as Indicators of Neighborhood Distress and Opioid Use Disorder 15 5:10 PM
Presenter Jeffery Sauer*, University of Maryland College Park, Kathleen Stewart, University of Maryland College Park, Eric Wish, Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR), Univeristy of Maryland College Park, Zachary D.W. Dezman, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Amy Billings, Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR), Univeristy of Maryland College Park, Ebonie Massey, Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR), Univeristy of Maryland College Park, A spatio-temporal Bayesian model to estimate spatial patterns of risk for drug-involved emergency department visits in the greater Baltimore-Maryland region 15 5:25 PM

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