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Charles C. Branas, PhD

Charles C. Branas, PhD

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Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Blockley Hall
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, 19104-6021
Education:
BA (Mathematics)
Franklin and Marshall College, 1990.
MS (School of Technology & Prof Studies)
Drexel University, 1993.
PhD (School of Public Health)
Johns Hopkins University, 1997.
Post-doc (School of Public Health)
University of California, Berkeley, 2000.
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Description of Research Expertise

Charles Branas is a Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Branas works to improve health and healthcare and is recognized for his efforts to reduce violence and enhance emergency care. Much of his work incorporates human geography and place-based change. His studies have taken him to cities and small towns across the US and numerous other countries. Dr. Branas has been on various boards and served as a scientific reviewer for numerous groups including the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the Canadian National Research Council, the South African Medical Research Council, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Public Health Association. He is a past President of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, an elected member of the American Epidemiological Society, and affiliated faculty at the University of San Carlos in Guatemala and the University of Otago in New Zealand.


Additional Positions

Director, Urban Health Lab (www.urbanhealthlab.org)
Director, Cartographic Modeling Laboratory (www.cml.upenn.edu)
Professor of Emergency Medicine (secondary)
Professor of Surgery (secondary)
Senior Fellow, The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Senior Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives
Faculty Associate, Institute for Urban Research

Courses Taught

PUBH 571/EPID 518: Geography and Health
HSOC 230: Fundamentals of Epidemiology
EPID 560: Research Protocol Development
EPID 510: Epidemiologic Study Design
PUBH 508: Public Health Capstone Seminar

Selected Publications

Puac-Polanco VD, Lopez Soto VA, Kohn R, Xie D, Richmond TS, Branas CC : Prior violent events and mental health outcomes in Guatemala. American Journal of Public Health (in press), 2015.

Branas CC, Kastanaki AE, Michalodimitrakis M, Tzougas J, Kranioti EF, Theodorakis PN, Carr BG, Wiebe DJ: The impact of economic austerity and prosperity events on suicide in Greece: a 30-year interrupted time-series analysis. British Medical Journal Open (in press), 2014.

Kondo MC, Low S, Henning J, Branas CC: The impact of green stormwater infrastructure installation on surrounding health and safety. American Journal of Public Health (in press), 2014.

Remick KN, Wong EG, Chep CC, Morton RT, Monsour A, Fisher D, Oh JS, Wilson R, Malone DL, Branas CC, Elster E, Gross KR, Kushner AL: Development of a novel global trauma system evaluation tool and initial results of implementation in the Republic of South Sudan. Injury, International Journal of the Care of the Injured 45(8): 1010-6, 2014.

Branas CC, Wolff CS, Williams J, Margolis G, Carr BG: Simulating changes to emergency care resources to compare system effectiveness. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 66(8): 57-64, 2013.

Branas CC, Cheney RA, MacDonald JM, Tam VW, Jackson TD, Ten Have TR: A difference-in-differences analysis of health, safety, and greening vacant urban space. American Journal of Epidemiology 174: 1-11, 2011.

Nance ML, Carr BG, Kallan MJ, Branas CC, Wiebe DJ.: Variation in pediatric and adolescent firearm mortality rates in rural and urban US counties. Pediatrics 125(6): 1112-8, 2010.

Branas CC, Richmond TS, Culhane DP, TenHave TR, Wiebe DJ. : Investigating the link between gun possession and gun assault. American Journal of Public Health 99(11): 2034-40, 2009.

Branas CC, MacKenzie EJ, Williams JC, Schwab CW, Teter HM, Flanigan MC, Blatt AJ, ReVelle CS: Access to trauma centers in the United States. Journal of the American Medical Association 293(21): 2626-2633, 2005.

Branas CC, Nance ML, Elliott MR, Richmond TS, Schwab CW: Urban-rural shifts in intentional firearm death: different causes, same results. American Journal of Public Health 94(10): 1750-1755, 2004.

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Last updated: 11/24/2014
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