The mission of the Contextual Analysis Core (CONAC) is to provide resources, such as consultation on complex methods, needed by the component projects to perform multilevel modeling and spatial analysis. This mission will be met by three specific aims, each of which focuses on a specific aspect of contextual analysis pertinent to the component projects.
These aims i nclude state-of-the art services for geospatial analysis, assistance with social and geographical network construction and analysis, and multi-level analysis services. Led by John H. Holmes, PhD and Charles Branas, PhD, the CONCAC will leverage existing resources available through the Cartographic Modeling Lab (CML) at the University of Pennsylvania. The CML supports a wide variety of geographic, geospatial, and network modeling software, specialized hardware, administered by expert staff to assist the COE investigators with their analysis. In addition, the CONAC will provide investigators with statistical support for specialized and advanced multilevel and geospatial analyses. Finally, specialized data mining tools will be used to assist with variable selection and other knowledge discovery tasks.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Type
Comprehensive Center (P60)
Project #
5P60MD006900-03
Application #
8624552
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZMD1-RN)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2014-03-01
Budget End
2015-02-28
Support Year
3
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$171,490
Indirect Cost
$59,504
Name
University of Pennsylvania
Department
Type
DUNS #
042250712
City
Philadelphia
State
PA
Country
United States
Zip Code
19104
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