Research Objectives
  • Develop fine-scale spatial models to improve the prediction of cardiovascular risk for individuals.
  • Analyze socio-economic and environmental factors contributing to cardiometabolic health.
  • Identify areas prone to specific socio-environmental risks for cardiometabolic health and their potential impacts.
  • Facilitate evidence-based decision-making for risk mitigation and resource allocation.

Welcome to the official webpage of the Specialized Program in Integrated Fine Scale Cartographic-Enabled Socio-Environmental Risk (SPICES). This innovative research project aims to revolutionize our understanding of the risk of cardiometabolic disease from the perspective of socio-environmental factors through the integration of advanced spatial analysis techniques and socio-economic analysis. Explore the cutting-edge work we're doing to uncover hidden connections between cardiovascular health and environmental vulnerabilities.

At SPICES, we bring together a multidisciplinary team of experts from cardiology, geography, biostatistics, social sciences, and data analysis. Our mission is to develop a comprehensive framework that combines fine-scale cartography with socio-environmental risk assessment. By bridging the gap between spatial data and societal impact, we strive to provide new insights into environmental risk on our cardiovascular health and provide decision-makers with valuable insights for informed policies, and sustainable development for heart-healthy neighborhoods.