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.
Eugene has also served as the Director of the Laboratory on Geography, Mobility and Disability at Temple University for the past six years. His research interests include the use of innovative technologies and analytical tools to examine the predictors of various health-related outcomes. He is currently co-PI on a study funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) which uses structural equation modeling to gain a better understanding of the environmental and individual-level factors that may be associated with community participation of people with and without psychiatric disabilities. In addition, he is co-PI on two field-initiated NIDILRR-funded grants which use Global Positioning Systems, Ecological Momentary Assessment and Accelerometry to measure, and discover the different variables that influence, community mobility and participation of individuals with psychiatric disabilities. More information on Eugene’s research is available here:

Selected Recent Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals (out of 25+)

1. Brusilovskiy, E., Townley G., Snethen G., and Salzer, M.S. Social Media Use, Community Participation, and
Psychological Well-Being among Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses. Forthcoming in Computers in Human
Behavior. Available online at

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

3. Salzer M.S., Kottsieper P., and Brusilovskiy E. (2015). Intermethod reliability and factors affecting recall with the
Temple University Community Participation Measure. Journal of Mental Health, 24(4): 189-195. Available online at

4. Salzer M.S., Brusilovskiy E., Kottsieper P., and Prvu-Bettger J. (2014). Measuring Community Participation
of Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities: Reliability of Two Modes of Data Collection. Rehabilitation Psychology, 59(2): 211-219. Available online at

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. Kaplan K., Salzer M.S., and Brusilovskiy E. (2012) Community Participation as a Predictor of Recovery-
Oriented Outcomes Among Emerging and Mature Adults with Mental Illnesses. Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Journal, 35(3): 219-229. Available online at