BCHS Event

The Geography of Retail Alcohol Sales and Alcohol-Related Injury

Tuesday 10/4 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Public Health A521
SOCIAL DYNAMICS & COMMUNITY HEALTH SPEAKER SERIES

Christopher Morrison, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Penn Injury Science Center
University of Pennsylvania


A social epidemiologist specializing in spatial analytic methods, Dr. Morrison’s primary research focus is the geography of retail alcohol availability and alcohol-related harms. This talk investigates an apparent paradox found in the public health literature: lower income populations consume less alcohol than higher income populations yet alcohol-related injuries occur more commonly in lower income areas. Borrowing theory from economic geography and urban economics, Dr. Morrison proposes and tests a set of mechanisms that would contribute to these observed disparities.

Sponsored by the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

Light refreshments will be served.

Last Updated On Monday, September 26, 2016 by Durrant, Chantel Jennet
Created On Monday, September 26, 2016