Research Briefs

Paykin, S., Menghaney, M., Lin, Q., Kolak, M. (2022).  “Rural, Suburban, Urban Classification for Small Area Analyses”. Research Brief. 10.13140/RG.2.2.25148.16009

Salem, E., Kolak, M., Urbaszewski, B. (2020). “Electrification of CTA Buses: Health Implications of Inaction.” Research Brief.

Gurin-Sands, C., Loury, A., Waas, S., Kolak, M., Elias, R, Jutte, D. Cunningham, M, Laflamme, E., (2019). “From Outcomes to Impact: An Exploratory Model for Estimating the Health Returns of Comprehensive Community Development” (2019). Build Healthy Places Network. Research Brief.

Book Chapter

Kolak, M., Steptoe, M., Manprisio, H., Azu-Popow, L., Hinchy, M., Malana, G. and Maciejewski, R., (2020). Extending Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) with Geospatial Software as a Service: Participatory Asset Mapping Infrastructures for Urban Health. In Geospatial Technologies for Urban Health (pp. 209-230). Springer, Cham.

Journal Articles

Schwartz BS, Kolak M, Pollak JS, Poulsen MN, Bandeen-Roche K, et al. (2022) Associations of four indexes of social determinants of health and two community typologies with new onset type 2 diabetes across a diverse geography in Pennsylvania. PLOS ONE 17(9): e0274758. 

*Garg, G., Tedla, Y. G., Ghosh, A. S., Mohottige, D., Kolak, M., Wolf, M., & Kho, A. (2022). Supermarket Proximity and Risk of Hypertension, Diabetes, and CKD: A Retrospective Cohort Study. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 

Tempalski, B., Williams, L. D., Kolak, M., Ompad, D. C., Koschinsky, J., & McLafferty, S. L. (2022). Conceptualizing the Socio-Built Environment: An Expanded Theoretical Framework to Promote a Better Understanding of Risk for Nonmedical Opioid Overdose Outcomes in Urban and Non-Urban Settings. Journal of Urban Health, 1-16.

Lin, Q., Kolak, M., Watts, B., Anselin, L., Pollack, H., Schneider, J., & Taylor, B. (2022). Individual, interpersonal, and neighborhood measures associated with opioid use stigma: Evidence from a nationally representative survey. Social Science & Medicine, 115034.

Lin, Q., Paykin, S., Halpern, D., Martinez-Cardoso, A., & Kolak, M. (2022). Assessment of Structural Barriers and Racial Group Disparities of COVID-19 Mortality With Spatial Analysis. JAMA network open, 5(3), e220984-e220984.

Joudrey, P. J., Kolak, M., Lin, Q., Paykin, S., Anguiano, V., & Wang, E. A. (2022). Assessment of Community-Level Vulnerability and Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder. JAMA network open, 5(4), e227028-e227028.

Frank, K.A., *Lin, Q., Maroulis, S., Mueller, A.S., Xu, R., Rosenberg, J.M., Hayter, C.S., Mahmoud, R.A., Kolak, M., Dietz, T. and Zhang, L., 2022. Response to “three comments on the RIR method”. Journal of clinical epidemiology.

Schneider, J.A., Taylor, B.G., Hotton, A.L., Lamuda, P.A., Ozik, J., *Lin, Q., Flanagan, E., Tuyet Pho, M., Kolak, M., Brewer, R. and Pagkas-Bather, J., 2021. National variability in Americans’ COVID-19 protective behaviors: Implications for vaccine roll-out. PloS one, 16(11), p.e0259257.

Kolak, M. Chen, Y.T., Schneider, J. “Spatial-Network Architectures and Social Flows of Egocentric Sex and Confidant Networks: A Chicago Case Study,” Social Science & Medicine.

Halpern, D., *Lin, Q., Wang, R., Yang, S., Goldstein, S., & Kolak, M. (2021). Dimensions of uncertainty: a spatiotemporal review of five COVID-19 datasets. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 1-22.

Wilson WW, Chua RFM, Wei P, Besser SA, Tung EL, Kolak M, Tabit CE., (2021). Association Between Acute Exposure to Crime & Individual Systolic Blood Pressure.  Am J Prev Med. 

Kolak, M., (2021). Distilling the Effect of the Great Recession on Food Access in a Segregated City: A Spatial, Quasi-Experimental Approach. The Professional Geographer, pp.1-12. 

Kolak, M., Li, Xun, Lin, Qinyun, Menghaney, Moksha, Yang, Stephanie,* Wang, Ryan,* Anguino, Vidal. (2021) “The US COVID Atlas: A Dynamic Cyberinfrastructure Surveillance System for Interactive Exploration of the Pandemic.” Transactions in GIS. 

Bergo, C. J., Epstein, J. R., Hoferka, S., Kolak, M. A., & Pho, M. T. (2021). A Vulnerability Assessment for a Future HIV Outbreak Associated with Injection Drug Use in Illinois, 2017-2018. Frontiers in Sociology, 6, 91.

+Frank, K.A., +Lin, Q.,  +Maroulis, S. J., +Mueller, A. S., Xu, R., Rosenberg, J.M., Hayter, C. S., Mahmoud, R.A., Kolak, M., Dietz, T., Zhang, L. (2021). “Hypothetical case replacement can be used to quantify the robustness of trial results.” Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. +equal first authors, listed alphabetically.

Kolak, M, Chen, Y.T, S. Joyce,* K. Defever, C. McLuckie, S. Friedman, M.T.  Pho, (2020). “Rural risk environments, opioid-related overdose, and infectious diseases: a multidimensional, spatial perspective.” International Journal of Drug Policy.

Kolak, M., Bhatt, J., Park, Y.H.*, Padron, N., Molefe, A.J. Bhatt, (2020) “Quantification of Neighborhood-Level Social Determinants of Health in the Continental United States.” JAMA Network Open. 3(1):e1919928. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.19928

Kolak, M. and Anselin, L., (2020). A Spatial Perspective on the Econometrics of Program Evaluation. International Regional Science Review, p.0160017619869781.

Tung, E.L., Chua, R.F., Besser, S.A., Lindau, S.T., Kolak, M., Anyanwu, E.C., Liao, J.K. and Tabit, C.E., (2019). Association of Rising Violent Crime With Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Risk: Longitudinal Evidence From Chicago, 2014–2016. American journal of hypertension, 32(12), pp.1192-1198.

Kolak M, Abraham G, Talen MR., (2019). “Mapping Census Tract Clusters of Type 2 Diabetes in a Primary Care Population.” Preventing chronic disease. 16:E59.

Tung EL, Hampton DA, Kolak M, Rogers SO, Yang JP, Peek ME., (2019). “Race/Ethnicity and Geographic Access to Urban Trauma Care. JAMA network open.” 1;2(3):e190138-.

McLuckie C, Pho MT, Ellis K, Navon L, Walblay K, Jenkins WD, Rodriguez C, Kolak M, Chen YT, Schneider JA, Zahnd WE., (2019). “Identifying Areas with Disproportionate Local Health Department Services Relative to Opioid Overdose, HIV and Hepatitis C Diagnosis Rates: A Study of Rural Illinois.” International journal of environmental research and public health. 16(6):989. 

Chen, Y.T., Kolak, M., Duncan, D.T., Schumm, P., Michaels, S., Fujimoto, K. and Schneider, J.A., (2018). “Neighbourhoods, networks and pre-exposure prophylaxis awareness: a multilevel analysis of a sample of young black men who have sex with men.” Sexual Transmitted Infections, pp.sextrans-2018.

Kolak, M., Bradley, M., Block, D.R., Pool, L., Garg, G., Toman, C.K., Boatright, K., Lipiszko, D., Koschinsky, J., Kershaw, K., Carnethon, M.,  Isakova, T., Wolf, M. (2018). “Urban foodscape trends: disparities in healthy food access in Chicago, 2007–2014.” Health & Place, 52, 231-239.