Hot Paper Award and Highly Cited Trophy

Clarivate’s Institute for Scientific Information has awarded a “Highly Cited Trophy” as well as a “Hot Paper” award to a JPHMP article published in its January 2021 supplement, COVID-19 and Public Health: Looking Back, Moving Forward.Revealing the unequal burden of COVID-19 by income, race/ethnicity, and household crowding: US county vs. ZIP Code analyses” by authors Jarvis T. Chen, ScD, and Nancy Krieger, PhD, has been cited 107 times in under one year of publication. Both honors by Clarivate are rare, but for an article to be considered a “Hot Paper,” it must be included in the top 0.1% of highly cited articles in public health and general social sciences.

Prior to this study by Chen and Krieger, no public health agency or scientific investigation reported rates of COVID-19 outcomes (deaths, confirmed cases, positive tests) in relation to county or ZIP Code measures of socioeconomic characteristics or residential segregation. The added value of their study is that it provides evidence of stark social gradients in COVID-19 outcomes (deaths, confirmed cases, percent positive cases) at both the county and ZIP Code levels in the US. These marked disparities speak to how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting vulnerable populations and exacerbating existing health inequities in the US. Their cost-effective, straightforward methodology and results can motivate and guide state and local health departments to generate data relevant to monitoring inequities in COVID-19 outcomes and guiding resource allocation to mitigate these inequities.

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