Victoria Sass and colleagues win best poster award at PAA

Victoria Sass PAA Poster
PAA Poster award for Sass and colleagues

At the recent Population Association of America annual meetings this past week Victoria was given full credit by her colleagues (Nicole Kravitz-Wirtz, Kyle Crowder, and Anjum Hajat) for putting together a winning poster in DC.  The poster, titled "Patterns of Racial-Ethnic Inequality in Neighborhood Air Pollution Exposure: A Multilevel, Repeated Measurements Analysis", was part of a paper coming out in the Du Bois Review by the four authors.  Congrats to all the authors.

The paper the poster is based on is "The Long-Term Dynamics of Racial-Ethnic Inequality in Neighborhood Air Pollution Exposure, 1990-2009".  The abstract is below:

Abstract:  Research examining racial-ethnic disparities in pollution exposure often relies on cross-sectional data. These analyses are largely insensitive to exposure trends and rarely account for broader contextual dynamics. To provide a more comprehensive assessment of racial-environmental inequality over time, we combine the 1990 to 2009 waves of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) with spatially- and temporally-resolved measures of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10) in respondents' neighborhoods, as well as census data on the characteristics of respondents' metropolitan or micropolitan areas. Results based on multilevel repeated measures models indicate that compared to whites, blacks and Latinos are, on average, more likely to be exposed to higher levels of NO2, PM2.5, and PM10. Despite declines in levels of pollution over time, racial and ethnic disparities persist and cannot be fully explained by individual-, household- or metropolitan-level factors.

see link to PAA source:  

https://paa.confex.com/paa/2016/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/3481