City and Regional Planning

Eugene Brusilovskiy


B.A. Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania, 2004
M.U.S.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2009

Eugene teaches CPLN 671/MUSA 500, a course that covers a wide range of statistical and data mining methods for urban data analysis. For the past nine years, Eugene has also been the Director of the Laboratory on Geography, Mobility and Disability at Temple University. His research interests include the use of innovative technologies and analytical tools to examine the predictors of various health-related outcomes. He has served as co-PI on numerous Federally-funded longitudinal and cross-sectional studies that use a variety of GIS, statistical and data mining tools to get a better understanding of the environmental and individual-level factors that may be associated with community mobility, participation and inclusion of individuals with disabilities.

Selected publications in peer reviewed journals (out of 35+):

Townley G., Brusilovskiy E., Snethen G., and Salzer M.S. (2018). Using Geospatial Research Methods to Examine the Impact of Resource Accessibility and Availability on Community Participation of Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses. American Journal of Community Psychology, 61(1-2): 47-61. Available online at

Townley G., Brusilovskiy E., and Salzer M.S. (2017). Urban and Non-Urban Differences in Community Living and Participation among Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses. Social Science & Medicine, 177: 223-230. Available online at

Brusilovskiy E., Klein L., and Salzer M.S.  (2016). Measuring Community Participation: Using Global Positioning Systems to Study Health-Related Mobility and Participation. Social Science & Medicine, 161: 134-142. Available online at

Byrne T., Prvu-Bettger J., Brusilovskiy E., Salzer M., Wong Y.L.I., and Metraux S. (2013). Comparing Neighborhoods of Adults With Serious Mental Illness and of the General Population: Research Implications. Psychiatric Services. 64: 782-788. Available online at

Brusilovskiy E., and Salzer M.S. (2012). A Study of Environmental Influences on the Well-Being of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities in Philadelphia, PA. Social Science and Medicine, 74(10): 1591 1601. Available online at

Metraux S., Brusilovskiy E., Prvu-Bettger J., Wong Y.L.I, and Salzer M.S. (2012). Geographic access to and availability of community resources for persons diagnosed with severe mental illness in Philadelphia, USA. Health & Place, 18(3): 621-629. Available online at