Frank Curriero

Frank Curriero
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street
Room E6541
Fields of interest
Harnessing the power of geography in public health through the development and advancement of spatial science methods (spatial data, GIS, spatial statistics) to a wide range of health and environmental exposure applications.
Description of scientific projects
Title: Malaria Transmission and the Impact of Control Effects in Southern Africa
Major Goals: Epidemiology of Malaria (Project 1) characterizing environmental risk factors associated with heterogeneity in transmission.

Title: ECHODAC (Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes Data Analysis Center)
Major Goals: The ECHO Program will create an extensive resource for educating for elucidating the roles of environmental genetic characteristics that affect child health. The JHU/RTI Data Analysis Center will advance ECHO research by providing state-of-the art study designs and analyses, and by publicizing high quality, well documented ECHO data to promote informative analyses by the scientific community at-large

Title: Neighborhoods, Cognitive Aging and Modifiable Risk Factors
Major Goals: We propose to evaluate in the 30-year Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) whether long-term exposure to neighborhood disadvantage may serve as a common cause of individual risk factors and neurocognitive and functional health.

Title: Influence of neighborhoods and networks on the HIV care continuum among HIV...
Major Goals: The study purpose is to examine the neighborhoods in which HIV infected
men who have sex with men (MSM) in New York City live, socialize, and get HIV medical care and the structure and make-up of social networks over time, and to assess the relationship of these characteristics to achieving undetectable HIV viral load, being retained in HIV care, and adhering to HIV drugs.

Title: Johns Hopkins Lyme and Other Tick-borne Diseases Dashboard
Major Goals: The major aim of this project is to track and contextualize the impact of tickborne diseases while also highlighting data limitations

Title: Can restoring vacant lots improve adolescent health disparities? (SCIBAR)
Major Goals: To determine whether and how restoring vacant lots can mitigate health inequalities among disadvantaged adolescents, whose health and well-being are strongly influenced by neighborhood factors

Title: At the Intersection of HIV and COVID-19: Medicaid Data as a Complement to Cohort Studies
Major Goals: The proposed project will leverage the infrastructure from ongoing studies among people living with HIV (PLWH) enrolled in Medicaid to assess the relationship between HIV and COVID among beneficiaries in 27 states and Washington, DC, including all states and counties prioritized to end the HIV epidemic. We will also evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the provision of HIV care across the continuum and care for comorbid conditions.