Alumni Research: Targeting the Intersection of Alcohol & Urban Violence

Loni Philip TabbThe recent research efforts of alumna Loni Philip Tabb (PhD ‘10) examine the relationship between violent crime and increased alcohol availability, underlining the importance of biostatistics research for public policy development.  

Tabb, currently an assistant professor in biostatistics at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University, specializes in spatial and spatio-temporal statistics.  Her project builds on previous studies that show a correlation between the consumption of alcohol and social and health problems from as far back as 1983. 

According to Tabb, her current research helps to address social disparities by pinpointing where they exist, assisting policy makers to “focus intervention and prevention resources to eliminate them”.