Municipal Variation in COVID-19 Case Rates in New Jersey

Authors: Sarah R. Allred, Yuqi Wang, Aayush Yadav, Ryan Pletcher, Trista Harig, Benjamin Rudolph, Shwetal Sharma, Emily Rankin, Shibin Yan, Ummulkhayer Sameha, George Arthur, Sachin Saxena, Emily Greenfield, Community Organization and Development  With the goal of providing information to aid these decisions, this brief describes the timeline of COVID-19 progression at the municipality-level across New… continue reading

Timing County Hospital Bed Shortfall during COVID-19 

Authors: Sarah R. Allred*^, Darren Spielman*, Kristin Curtis, Kristin Kelly, Sean T. McQuade^, Nathaniel J. Merrill,^ Benedetto Piccoli^, Ryan Pletcher, Shwetal Sharma, Carla Villacis, Ross Whiting, Aayush Yadav^, Doug Zacher, Devon Ziminski (* Corresponding authors, ^ Math modeling)  This follow-up brief updates the previous COVID-19 model and predicts when demand for hospital beds will first… continue reading

Regional Health System Shortfalls with a Novel COVID-19 Model 

Authors: Sarah R. Allred, Sean T. McQuade, Nathaniel J. Merrill, Benedetto Piccoli, Darren Spielman, Carla Villacis, Ross Whiting, Aayush Yadav, Douglas Zacher, Devon Ziminski  Estimating when the peak need for hospital beds will occur, the number of available hospital beds in each county, and by how much the demand for hospital beds will exceed capacity… continue reading

Camden County Police Department: Crime Analysis, Technical Assistance, and Consultation 

Authors: Louis Tuthill, Ph.D., Principal Investigator; Tracy A. Swan, MPA, MCJ, Senior Project Administrator, Community Development  In 2013, facing high levels of crime, Camden, New Jersey transferred policing responsibilities to their surrounding county agency. The Camden County Police Department (CCPD) received a grant from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) to explore… continue reading

Are South Jersey School Districts prepared for the next recession? All South Jersey school districts – Updated October 2020 

Authors: Michael Hayes, PhD, Community Organization and Development  This study examines the current financial condition of school districts in southern New Jersey and also identifies those school districts that are most financially vulnerable to a potential economic downturn This follow up brief examines the financial status of all 179 school districts in southern New Jersey.