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Housing & Neighborhoods

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Carrillo, L., Pattillo, M., Hardy, E., & Acevedo-Garcia, D. (2016). "Housing Decisions among Low-Income Hispanic Households in Chicago," Cityscape 18(2): 109-150. 

Sandel, M., Faugno, E., Mingo, A., Cannon, J., Byrd, K., Acevedo-Garcia, D., Boynton-Jarrett, R. (2016). "Neighborhood-Level Interventions to Improve Childhood Opportunity and Lift Children Out of Poverty." Academic Pediatrics 16(3 Suppl): S128-35.

Acevedo-Garcia, D., N. McArdle, et al. (2014). The Child Opportunity Index: Improving Collaboration Between Community Development And Public Health Health Affairs 33(11): 1948-1957. 

Schmidt, NM, Lincoln, A, Nguyen, QC, Acevedo-Garcia, D, & Osypuk, TL. (2014). Examining mediators of housing mobility on adolescent asthma: Results from a housing voucher experiment. Social Science & Medicine, (107):136-144.

Acevedo-García D, Rosenfeld L, McArdle N, Hardy EF, Osypuk TL. (2013). Future Directions on Research on Institutional and Interpersonal Discrimination and Child Health. American Journal of Public Health.

Osypuk, TL, Tchetgen Tchetgen, E, Acevedo-Garcia, D, Earls, F, Lincoln, A, Glymour, M. (2012). Differential Mental Health Effects of Neighborhood Relocation among Youth in Vulnerable Families: Results from a Randomized Trial. Archives of General Psychiatry, 69(12):1284-1294.

Rosenfeld L, Chew G, Rudd R, Emmons K , Acosta L, Perzanowski M, Acevedo-García D. (2011). Are Building-Level Characteristics Associated with Indoor Level Allergens in the Household? Journal of Urban Health. 88(1), 14-29.

Lindberg, R, Shenassa, E, Acevedo-Garcia, D, et al. (2010). Housing interventions at the neighborhood level and health: a review of the evidence. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 6(5 Suppl): S44-S52.

Osypuk, T L & Acevedo-Garcia, D (2010). Beyond individual neighborhoods: A geography of opportunity perspective for understanding racial/ethnic health disparities. Health & Place, 16(6): 1113-1123.

Osypuk, T L, Bates, L M, & Acevedo-Garcia, D (2010). Another Mexican birthweight paradox? The role of residential enclaves and neighborhood poverty in the birthweight of Mexican-origin infants. Social Science & Medicine, 70(4), 550-560.

Rosenfeld L, Rudd R, Chew G, Emmons K, & Acevedo-García D. (2010). Are Neighborhood-Level Characteristics Associated with Indoor Level Allergens in the Household? Journal of Asthma. 47(1), 66-75.

Osypuk TL, Galea S, McArdle N, & Acevedo-Garcia D. (2009). Quantifying Separate and Unequal: Racial/Ethnic Distributions of Neighborhood Poverty in Metropolitan America. Urban Affairs Review. 45(1). 

Osypuk, T, Subramanian, S, Kawachi, I, & Acevedo-Garcia, D (2009). Is Workplace Smoking Policy Equally Prevalent and Equally Effective for Immigrants? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 63(10), 784-791.

Acevedo-Garcia, D, & Osypuk, TL (2008). Residential segregation and health: the complexity of modeling separate social contexts. American Journal of Epidemiology, 168(11), 1255-1258.

Dubowitz, T, Subramanian, SV, Acevedo-Garcia, D, Osypuk, TL, & Peterson, KE (2008). Individual and Neighborhood Differences in Diet Among Low-Income Foreign and U.S.-Born Women. Women's Health Issues, 18(3), 181-190.

Osypuk, TL, & Acevedo-Garcia, D (2008). Are racial disparities in preterm birth larger in hypersegregated areas? American Journal of Epidemiology, 167(11), 1295-1304.

Acevedo-Garcia D, Osypuk TL, McArdle N, & Williams DR. (2008). Towards a Policy-Relevant Analysis of Geographic and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Child Health.  Health Affairs. 27(2).

Haas, JS, Earle, CC, Orav, JE, Brawarsky, P, Neville, BA, Acevedo-Garcia, D, et al. (2007). Lower Use of Hospice by Cancer Patients who Live in Minority Versus White Areas. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 22(3), 396-399.

Subramanian, SV, Acevedo-Garcia, D, & Osypuk, TL (2005). Racial residential segregation and geographic heterogeneity in black/white disparity in poor self-rated health in the US: a multilevel statistical analysis. Social Science & Medicine, 60(8), 1667-1679.

Acevedo-Garcia, D, Osypuk TL, Werbel RE, Meara ER, Cutler DM, Berkman LF. (2004). Does Housing Mobility Policy Improve Health?  Housing Policy Debate. 15(1), 49-98. 

Acevedo-Garcia, D, Lochner, K, Osypuk, TL, Subramanian, SV (2003). Future directions in segregation and health research: A multilevel approach. American Journal of Public Health, 93(2), 215-221.

Acevedo-Garcia, D (2001). Zip code level risk factors for tuberculosis: Neighborhood environment and residential segregation, New Jersey, 1985-1992. American Journal of Public Health 2001, 91(5), 734-741.

Acevedo-Garcia, D (2000). Residential Segregation and the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases. Social Science & Medicine, 51(8), 1143-1161.

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Books and Book Chapters

Acevedo-García D, Rosenfeld L, McArdle N, Osypuk T. (2010). "The Geography of Opportunity: A Framework for Child Development.” In Men and Boys of Color. University of California Press. 358-406. Available Online.

Acevedo-Garcia D, Osypuk TL, & McArdle N. (2009). "Racial/Ethnic Integration and Child Health Disparities" in The Integration Debate:  Competing Futures For American Cities. Routledge.

McArdle, N. (1997). "Homeownership Attainment of New Jersey Immigrants" in Keys to Successful Immigration:  Implications of the New Jersey Experience. Thomas J. Espenshade, editor. Urban Institute Press. Washington, D.C.  

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Issue Briefs

diversitydatakids.org, (2014). Children in Double Jeopardy: Do children in U.S. metropolitan areas live in “double jeopardy” neighborhoods? Data-for-Action Fact Sheet, March 2014, Waltham, MA. Available Online.

diversitydatakids.org, (2014). Quality Check: Do young children in U.S. metropolitan areas live in neighborhoods with quality early childhood education? Data-for-Action Fact Sheet, March 2014, Waltham, MA: Available Online.

McArdle N, Hardy E, Osypuk T, & Acevedo-Garcia D. (2012).The Changing Face of Homeowners in Large Metro Areas.  diversitydata.org Issue Brief. Waltham, MA. Available Online

Acevedo-Garcia D, McArdle N, Osypuk TL, Lefkowitz B, & Krimgold BK. (2007). Children Left Behind:  How Metropolitan Areas are Failing America’s Children. diversitydata.org Issue Brief. Harvard School of Public Health. 

McArdle, N, Osypuk TL, Acevedo-Garcia, D, (2007). Disparities in Neighborhood Poverty of Poor Black and White Children. diversitydata.org Issue Brief. May 2007. Harvard School of Public Health. Available Online.

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Presentations and Proceedings

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (October, 2012). MacArthur Foundation Research Network on How Housing Matters for Families with Children. How Housing Matters Research Convening, MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (June, 2012). Implications of the Moving To Opportunity health findings for housing policy research. Fifth National Conference on Assisted Housing Mobility, Poverty & Race Research Action Council and the Urban Institute, Washington, DC.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (March, 2012). Neighborhood opportunity, institutional capacity and child development. Transforming-Race 2012: Visions of Change Conference, The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Hardy E. (March, 2012). Mapping Access to Communities of Opportunity for Kids. Transforming Race 2012:  Visions of Change. Annual convening of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity, Ohio State University.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (February, 2012). How Housing Matters for Health. Social Determinants of Health: Law and Public Policy, Brown University, Providence, RI.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (November, 2011). How Housing Matters for Health. How Housing Matters Conference, National Building Museum, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (October, 2011). Stressful Residential Environments as Markers of Disease Risk. Conceptualizing Gene-Environment Interactions in Obesity Research: Complex Pathways to Health Disparities, The Harvard/MGH Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities, Boston, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (October, 2011).The “Built Environment” and Public Health: Synergies and Strategies. Schweitzer Achieving Health Equity Together Conference. Boston, MA.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (September, 2011). Place and Health Equity: Building Stronger Communities for Better Health. Place Matters National Conference, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Washington, DC.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (July, 2011). Housing, Community Development and Health. HUD/HHS Convening, Washington, DC. 

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (June, 2011). The Geography of Opportunity: A framework for assessing racial/ethnic equity in Early Childhood Education. Presentation to the Board of the Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.

Hardy E. (June, 2011). Equity in Early Opportunities to Learn: Examining the Roles of Place, Space, and Race - Exploratory Spatial Analysis of the Density of High-Quality Early Learning Centers, Neighborhood Opportunity and Racial Composition in Ohio and Massachusetts. Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank Policy Summit. 

Hardy E. (April 2011). Equity in Early Opportunities to Learn: Examining the Roles of Place, Space, and Race - Exploratory Spatial Analysis of the Density of High-Quality Early Learning Centers, Neighborhood Opportunity and Racial Composition in Selected U.S. States. Northeastern University Research & Scholarship Expo.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (February, 2011). Residential Segregation and Child Health. The Science of Research on Discrimination and Health, National Institutes of Health, Washington, DC. 

Hardy E. (January, 2011). High Quality Early Learning Centers in Low Opportunity Neighborhoods: An Exploratory Analysis of Spatial Patterns Associated with Center Locations in Massachusetts. Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University, CGA Institute Presentations. 

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (October, 2010). Using Rental Assistance to Improve Children’s Access to High-Opportunity Neighborhoods. White House Conference on the Future of Rental Housing Assistance, Washington, DC.

Rosenfeld L. (September, 2010). The Geography of Opportunity: A Framework for Child Development. Building Healthy Communities Through a Focus on Young Men and Boys of Color Conference. The  Warren Institute at UC-Berkeley and the California Endowment. Los Angeles, CA.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (June, 2010).  The Housing Choice Voucher Program and Health. National Conference on Housing Mobility, Poverty & Race Research Action Council, Washington, DC.

Rosenfeld L. (April, 2010). Indoor Allergens and Neighborhood Characteristics. Northeastern University. Boston, MA.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (March, 2010). Equity of Opportunity and Child Development: Where does Boston stand? The Golden Opportunity Summit: Exploring Equity-Minded Approaches to Student Assignment and School Reform, The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School, The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law of the Boston Bar Association, The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, Boston, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (March, 2010). Neighborhood-Level Characteristics Associated with Indoor Allergens: Data from New York City and the Puerto Rican Asthma Project. Northeastern University. Boston, MA.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (February, 2010). An Equity of Opportunity Framework for Child Development. PAHO/WHO Symposium Connecting Ideas and Knowledge: Sharing on Equity and Health, 10th Anniversary of Equity and Health listserv, Washington, DC.

Rosenfeld L. (January 2010). Race, Income, and Education: Analyzing America’s Achievement Gap. Northeastern University. Boston, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (November, 2009). Neighborhood-level characteristics and indoor allergens in the household. 137th American Public Health Association Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Rosenfeld L. (November, 2007). Puerto Ricans in the Bronx, NY: Sociocontextual influences on asthma – building and neighborhood type. 135th American Public Health Association Meeting. Washington, DC.

Rosenfeld L. (May, 2007). Puerto Ricans in the Bronx, NY:  Building and neighborhood characteristics and respiratory illness. Third Annual Puerto Rican Public Health Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Quane J & Joshi P. (November, 2003). The roles housing assistance and neighborhood poverty play in recipients’ efforts to leave welfare for work. Paper presented at the Center for Society and Health, School of Public Health, Harvard University. 

Quane J & Joshi P. (August, 2003). Wage reliance and receipt of welfare among families with a housing subsidy. Paper presented at the American Sociological Association annual meeting, Atlanta, GA. 

Quane J, Joshi P, & Sharkey P. (February, 2003). Getting by in an era of welfare reform: Low income families in Boston. Paper presented at the Boston 101 Seminar Series, Rappaport Institute, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. 

Quane J, Joshi P, Dordick G & Henrici J. (August, 2002). Neighborhood organizations and the people who use them: A spatial consideration of welfare reform. Paper presented at the American Sociological Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL. 

Quane J, Dordick G, & Joshi P. (November, 2001). The role of housing assistance and residential location in the lives of low-income families. Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association annual meeting, St. Louis, MO.

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Reports

McArdle N. (January, 2011). State Assisted Housing and Rental Assistance in Massachusetts: Who is Served and Where. Report produced for Action for Regional Equity. Boston, MA. 

Orfield G & McArdle N. (August, 2006) The Vicious Cycle: Segregated Housing, Schools, and Intergenerational Inequality. Joint Center for Housing Studies. 

Child Health Impact Assessment Working Group (including Rosenfeld L), (November, 2006). Unhealthy Consequences: Energy Costs and Child Health - A Child Health Impact Assessment of Energy Costs and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. http://www.mlpforchildren.org/chia.aspx.

Child Health Impact Assessment Working Group (including Rosenfeld L). (June, 2005). Affordable Housing and Child Health - A Child Health Impact Assessment of the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program. http://www.mlpforchildren.org/chia.aspx

Harris DJ & McArdle N. (January, 2004). More than Money:  The Spatial Mismatch Between Where Homebuyers of Color Can Afford to Live and Where They Actually Reside. The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University.  

McArdle, N. (2004). A Racial Equity and Opportunity Agenda for Metro Boston. In Poverty & Race. Poverty Race Research Action Council. 

McArdle N. (December, 2003). Beyond Poverty:  Race and Concentrated Poverty Neighborhoods in Metro Boston. The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University.  

McArdle N. (March, 2003). The Changing Face of Rochester:  A Demographic, Housing, and Socio-Economic Portrait. Prepared for Neighborhood Housing Services of Rochester, NY.  

McArdle N. (June, 2002). Racial Trends and Segregation in the San Diego Metropolitan Area:  1990-2000, The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University.

McArdle N. (June, 2002). Racial Trends and Segregation in the Boston Metropolitan Area: 1990-2000, The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University. 

McArdle N. (June, 2002). Racial Trends and Segregation in the Chicago Metropolitan Area: 1990-2000, The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University. 

Quane J, Rankin B, & Joshi P. (2001). Housing assistance, housing costs and welfare reform. Welfare, children and families: A three-city study policy brief (02-4). Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. 

McArdle N. (2000). The State of the Nation’s Housing:  2000  (also 1998, 1999). Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University. 

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Newspaper and Magazine Articles

McArdle, N. (Fall, 2002). The Changing Face of the Nation: Population, Housing, and Spatial Trends. “Bright Ideas Magazine,” Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation.

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Working Papers

McArdle N. (October, 1996). The “Move-In” Effect on Home Improvement Activity:  Longitudinal Analysis Utilizing the 1991 and 1993 American Housing Surveys.  Joint Center for Housing Studies Working Paper RF96-3. Harvard University.

McArdle N. (1995). Foreign Immigration and Homeownership: A Summary. Joint Center for Housing Studies Working Paper W95-2.  Harvard University.

McArdle N. (1994). Settlement and Mobility Patterns of Recent Immigrants.  Joint Center for Housing Studies Working Paper W94-5. Harvard University.

McArdle N & Mikelson K. (1994). The New Immigrants:  Demographic and Housing Characteristics.  Joint Center for Housing Studies Working Paper W94-1. Harvard University.

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