• Density of point-of-sale tobacco retailers in Philadelphia, PA

Annenberg Geoscanning Project

PennPraxis provides geospatial data analysis and expertise on planning the built environment to the Communication Neuroscience Lab's "Geoscanning" project. This project involves a number of studies which seek to examine the relationship between exposure to tobacco advertising and built environment risk factors to observed behavior and certain brain activities. Using a wide variety of data sources, including retailer data, census information, GPS data and CT scans, this project integrates medical, behavioral and public health data using a geographic lens. Fichman's role involves creating data routines for handling GPS data, building and analyzing a spatial database, and developing statistics and analysis routines for the research group.


Michael Fichman, Researcher, Lecturer