Hall Grants

2015

Geographic Distribution of Premature Births in Florida

Delcher, C. (Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Maldonado-Molina, M. (Co-Investigator / Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Estrella R (Data Architect / IT Senior, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida), Hall, J. (Geographer / Assistant Research Scientist, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida). March of Dimes. 6/1/15-9/30/15. Award amount: $50,000.

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, Florida ranks 7th in the nation in the percentage of children born prematurely. The Institute for Child Health Policy, the Family Data Center, and the Florida Chapter of the March of Dimes are working collaboratively to map areas in Florida with the highest risk of premature births in all of the state’s 67 counties. To do so, the UF-based research team, which includes a data architect, a geographer and an epidemiologist, is using advanced techniques in geographic information systems. The maps will inform state-wide policy decisions and help decision makers target areas with the highest needs.

2014

Geospatial Analysis of Forest Ownership in the Southeast U.S.

Hall, J. (Principal Investigator / Assistant Scientist, Institute for Child Health Policy, University of Florida). NIH. 9/26/14– 12/04/14. Award amount: $274,523.

Jaclyn Hall, Ph.D., will be responsible for contributing to the mapping and remote sensing analyses of the larger National Science Foundation project titled Collaborative Research: Building Forest Management into Earth System Modeling: Scaling from Stand to Continent and will be responsible for working on two manuscripts and coordinating the geospatial analysis conducted by other project members.