The research question for this study is does one’s neighborhood environment make one more susceptible to Asthma attacks? A set of Asthma patients addresses for New York City was geocoded. Environmental conditions such as proximity to major roads and amount of tree canopy were calculated. Patients were monitored for 18 months at 6 month intervals. Patients that moved were tracked to determine if there was a pattern.
Zip code information for Indian Physicians practicing in the northeastern U.S. was obtained and geocoded. A thematic map displaying high concentrations of Indian physicians in red ranging to low concentrations in blue was created (below).