Geospatial
Analysis

Place matters to personal and population health. We can help you understand YOUR data and local, regional, and national measures of health, economics, and demographics.

 

HealthLandscape is dedicated not only to data democratization and visualization, but also to research related to health, health care, and social determinants of health. We are actively:

  • Researching how our social circumstances affect our health and access to health care;
  • Applying geospatial and statistical techniques to help answer questions about disparities in health outcomes; and
  • Creating new visualization methods.

Our Geospatial Research Briefs and peer-reviewed publications highlight these interests. These briefs and articles cover a variety of topics that attest to the power of geospatial analysis and other tools for better understanding important health issues. These readings emphasize the use of publicly accessible datasets, as well as data visualization and mapping tools, while focusing on health disparities, population health, primary care, and value-based payment models.

2023

McCann J, Carrozza M.  Pathways to Family Medicine Careers: An Annotated Bibliography. Updated September, 2023.

2022

Carrozza M, Topmiller M, McCann J, Grandmont J, Walker M, Rankin J. Co-Location of Primary Care And Behavioral Health Clinicians. HealthLandscape Geospatial Brief, June 2022.

 

Carrozza M, Rankin J, Topmiller M, McCann J, Grandmont J, Walker M. Measuring IBH Potential: Weighting for “Probable” and “Possible” Collaborations. HealthLandscape Geospatial Brief, May 2022.

 

DeVetter N, Westfall JM, Carrozza MA, Westfall E.  Calling Your Aunt Bertha for Social Assets: Family Medicine and Social Determinants of Health. J Primary Care Community Health. 2022;13:1–6. https://doi.org/10.1177/21501319221131405.

 

Flores-Rodarte J, Topmiller M,  Jabbarpour Y.  The Distribution of Spanish-Speaking Family Physicians, 2013-2019. Am Fam Physician. 2022;105(6):654–55.

 

Topmiller M. Identifying Covid-19 Mortality and Social Deprivation Hot Spots and Exploring Opportunities for Health Center Response. Health Resources and Services Administration, Health Center Program Research and Evaluation Brief. 2022. 

 

Topmiller M. Identifying Health Centers in Areas with Low Rates of Vaccine Confidence and High Rates of Unvaccinated or Incomplete Vaccination (Covid-19). Health Resources and Services Administration, Health Center Program Research and Evaluation Brief. 2022. 

 

Topmiller M. Exploring Health Center Geographic Variation of Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates and the Impact of Covid-19. Health Resources and Services Administration, Health Center Program Research and Evaluation Brief. 2022. 

 

Topmiller M, Rankin J, McCann J, Walker M, Grandmont J, Carrozza M. Measuring Behavioral Health Need And Treatment Capacity. HealthLandscape Geospatial Brief, June 2022.

 

Topmiller M, Rankin J, McCann J, Grandmont J, Walker M, Carrozza M. Identifying Health Center Behavioral Health “Bright Spots.” HealthLandscape Geospatial Brief, June 2022.

 

Topmiller M, Carrozza M, Rankin J, McCann J, Grandmont J, Walker M. Targeting High-Need, High Minority Geographies: Improving Access to Behavioral Health Care. HealthLandscape Geospatial Brief, May 2022.

 

Topmiller M, Rankin J, Carrozza M, McCann J, Grandmont J. Health Center Presence in Very Low Child Opportunity Areas. Poster Presentation, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, June 2022.

 

2021

Topmiller M, McCann J, Rankin J, Hoang H, Bolton J, Sripipatana A. 2021. Exploring the Association of Social Determinants of Health and Clinical Quality Measures and Performance in HRSA-Funded Health Centres. Fam Med Community Health. 2021;9(3):e000853. https://doi.org/10.1136/fmch-2020-000853

 

Topmiller M, Carrozza M. Influenza Immunization Rates as Planning Tool for Covid-19 Vaccination. HealthLandscape Geospatial Brief, January 2021.

 

Topmiller M. Exploring Health Center Capacity in Rural Maternity Care Deserts. Health Resources and Services Administration, Health Center Program Research and Evaluation Brief. 2021. 

 

Topmiller M. Exploring the Role of Health Centers in Providing Medication-Assisted Treatment. Health Resources and Services Administration, Health Center Program Research and Evaluation Brief. 2021. 

 

Topmiller M. Comparing Clinical Quality Measures for Appalachian and Non-Appalachian Health Centers. Health Resources and Services Administration, Health Center Program Research and Evaluation Brief. 2021. 

 

2020

Carrozza M. Distribution of Multigenerational Households by Race and Ethnicity, and Implications for Covid-19 Planning. HealthLandscape Geospatial Brief, August 2020.

 

Carrozza M, Rankin J, Jetty A, Grandmont J. How HRSA is Leveraging ACS And CDC Data for Small Area Estimates and Analyses. Oral Presentation, Community Indicators Consortium Impact Summit, August 2020. 

 

Keiber-Emmons A, Topmiller M, Carrozza A. Population Health Mapping for Designing Quality Improvement Projects in a Neighborhood Health Center. Ann Fam Med. 2020;18(4):374. https://doi.org/10.1370/afm.2531

 

Topmiller M, Kieber-Emmons AM, Shaak K, McCann J. Identifying Bright Spot Counties for Appropriate Diabetes Preventive Care: A Geospatial, Positive Deviance Approach. J Prim Prev. 2020;41(5):431-443. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10935-020-00601-4

 

2019

Mallow PJ, Sathe N, Topmiller M, Chubinski J, Carr D, Christopher C. Estimating Prevalence of Opioid Use Disorder in the Cincinnati Region Using Probabilistic Indirect Methodology Incorporating Bayesian Information Criterion. J Health Econ Outcomes Res. 2019;6(2):61–69. https://doi.org/10.36469/9729

 

Mallow PJ, Topmiller M, Rankin J, Grandmont J, Grolling D, McCann J, Carrozza M. Identifying Priority and ‘Bright-Spot’ Counties for Diabetes Preventive Care in Appalachia: An Exploratory Analysis. J Appalach Health. 2019;1(1):27–33. https://doi.org/10.13023/jah.0101.04

 

Rock RM, Liaw WR, Krist AH, Tong S, Grolling D, Rankin J, Bazemore AW.  Clinicians’ Overestimation of Their Geographic Service Area. Ann Fam Med. 2019;17(Suppl 1):S63–66. doi: 10.1370/afm.2383. https://doi.org/10.1370/afm.2383

 

Topmiller M, Rankin J, Hoang H, Harvey A, Sripipatana A. Exploring Health Center Program Presence in Medicare Spending Priority Areas. Poster Presentation, National Association of Community Health Centers, Community Health Institute, August 2019.

 

Topmiller M, Rankin JL, Hoang H, Sripipatana A, Harvey A. Exploring the Association of Social Deprivation on Clinical Quality Measures & Performance in HRSA-Funded Health Centers. Poster Presentation, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, June 2019). 

 

Topmiller M, Rankin J, Hoang H, Sripipatana A. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in High Need Areas: How Health Centers Can Improve Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder with Vulnerable Populations. Poster Presentation, American Association Of Geographers Annual Meeting, April 2019. 

 

2018

Liaw WR, Krist AH, Tong ST, Sabo R, Hochheimer C, Rankin JL, Grolling D, Grandmont JM, Bazemore AW. Living in “Cold Spot” Communities is Associated with Poor Health and Health Quality. J Am Board Fam Med. 2018;31(3):342-350. https://doi.org/10.3122/jabfm.2018.03.170421

 

Topmiller MA, Rankin JL, Hoang H, Sheu Y, Sripipatana A, Grandmont JMIdentifying Opioid Intervention Opportunities for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  Oral Presentation,  AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting June 2018.

 

Topmiller MA, Grandmont JM, Carrozza MA, Grolling D, Rankin JLThe Appalachia Data Portal: Exploring Appalachian Population Health Within and Outside of the Appalachian Region.  Oral Presentation, 41st Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference, April 2018. 

 

Topmiller MA, Grandmont JM, Rankin JL, Carrozza MA, Grolling D, Hoang H, Sripipatana A.  Using Conditional Maps to Identify High- and Low- Performing Health Centers.  Oral Presentation, North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, November 2018.   

 

2017

Topmiller M, Rankin J. Where are Areas of Greatest Need of New Health Centers? A Spatial Empirical Bayes Approach. HealthLandscape Geospatial Brief, July 2017.

 

2016

Grandmont J. Exploring Competition and Proximity: A Comparison of Basic Methods. HealthLandscape Geospatial Brief, October 2016. 

 

Topmiller M. Where are “Bright Spots” for Appropriate Diabetes Preventive Care? HealthLandscape Geospatial Brief, July 2016. 

 

Topmiller M. Where are “Hot Spots” of Medicare Spending and Preventable Hospitalizations and “Cold Spots” for Preventive Care? HealthLandscape Geospatial Brief, May 2016.