CDC/ATSDR SVI Publications & Materials
CDC/ATSDR SVI Publications & Materials
The list below includes select CDC/ASTDR SVI publications and materials authored by and recommended by GRASP for the scientists, researchers, emergency responders, and public health professionals in the SVI community.
CDC/ATSDR SVI Materials
*Flanagan, B.E., Gregory, E.W., Hallisey, E.J., Heitgerd, J.L., & Lewis, B. (2011). A Social Vulnerability Index for Disaster Management. [PDF – 2 MB] Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 8(1).
*Flanagan, B.E., Hallisey, E.J., Adams, E., & Lavery, A. (2018). Measuring Community Vulnerability to Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Social Vulnerability Index. Journal of Environmental Health, 80(10), 34-36.
Fletcher KM, Espey J, Grossman M, Sharpe JD, Curriero FC, Wilt GE, Sunshine G, Moreland A, Howard-Williams M, Ramos JG, Giuffrida D, García MC, Harnett WM, Foster S. (2021). Social vulnerability and county stay-at-home behavior during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, United States, April 7–April 20, 2020. Annals of Epidemiology. 2021;64:76-82. doi:10.1016/j.annepidem.2021.08.020
Ramesh B, Jagger MA, Zaitchik B, Kolivras KN, Swarup S, Deanes L, Hallisey E, Sharpe JD, Gohlke JM. Flooding and emergency department visits: Effect modification by the CDC/ATSDR Social Vulnerability Index. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 2022;76:102986. doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2022.102986
Li Z, Lewis B, Berney K, Hallisey E, Williams AM, Whiteman A, Rivera-González LO, Clarke KEN, Clayton H, Tincher T, Opsomer JD, Busch MP, Gundlapalli A, Jones JM. Social vulnerability and rurality associated with higher SARS-CoV-2 infection-induced seroprevalence: A nationwide blood donor study, United States, July 2020 – June 2021. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2022; ciac105. doi:10.1093/cid/ciac105
Sharpe JD, Rickless DS. Hurricane disasters as a public health problem: The Hurricane Harvey disaster in Texas. In: LeBlanc TT, Kim-Farley RJ, eds. Public Health Emergencies: Case Studies, Competencies, and Essential Services of Public Health. Springer; 2021:97-113.
Troppy S, Wilt GE, Whiteman A, Hallisey E, Crockett M, Sharpe JD, Haney G, Cranston K, Klevens RM. Geographic associations between social factors and SARS-CoV-2 testing early in the COVID-19 pandemic, February-June 2020, Massachusetts. Public Health Reports. 2021;136(6):765-773. doi:10.1177/00333549211036750
Barry V, Dasgupta S, Weller DL, Kriss JL, Cadwell BL, Rose C, Pingali C, Musial T, Sharpe JD, Flores SA, Greenlund KJ, Patel A, Stewart A, Qualters JR, Harris L, Barbour KE, Black CL. Patterns in COVID-19 vaccination coverage, by social vulnerability and urbanicity — United States, December 14, 2020–May 1, 2021. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2021;70(22):818-824. doi:10.15585/mmwr.mm7022e1
Hughes MM, Wang A, Grossman MK, Pun E, Whiteman A, Hallisey E, Sharpe JD, Ussery EN, Stokley S, Musial T, Weller DL, Murthy BP, Reynolds L, Gibbs-Scharf L, Harris L, Ritchey MD, Toblin RL. County-Level COVID-19 vaccination coverage and social vulnerability – United States, December 14, 2020-March 1, 2021. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2021;70(12):431-436. doi:10.15585/mmwr.mm7012e1
Rickless DS, Wilt GE, Sharpe JD, Molinari N, Stephens W, LeBlanc TT. Social vulnerability and access of local medical care during Hurricane Harvey: A spatial analysis. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2021;1-9. doi:10.1017/dmp.2020.421
Flanagan B, Hallisey E, Sharpe JD, Mertzlufft CE, Grossman M. On the validity of validation: A commentary on Rufat, Tate, Emrich, and Antolini’s “How valid are social vulnerability models?” Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 2021;111:4, em-i-em-vi.
Dasgupta S, Bowen VB, Leidner A, Fletcher K, Musial T, Rose C, Cha A, King G, Dirlikov E, Pevzner E, Rose D, Ritchey MD, Villanueva J, Philip C, Liburd L, Oster AM. Association between social vulnerability and a county’s risk for becoming a COVID-19 hotspot — United States, June 1–July 25, 2020. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2020;69(42):1535-1541. doi:10.15585/mmwr.mm6942a3
Adams EA, Wilt G, Flanagan B, Hallisey E. Spatial exploration of the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index and heat-related health outcomes in Georgia. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 2020;46:101517.
Wolkin, A., Patterson, J.R., Harris, S., Soler, E., Burrer, S., McGeehin, M., & Greene, S. (2015). Reducing Public Health Risk During Disasters: Identifying Social Vulnerabilities. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 12(4), 809–822.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Planning for an Emergency: Strategies for Identifying and Engaging At-Risk Groups. A guidance document for Emergency Managers: First edition. Atlanta (GA): CDC; 2015.
SVI Community Materials
Horney, J., Nguyen, M., Salvesen, D., Dwyer, C., Cooper, J., & Berke, P. (2017). Assessing the Quality of Rural Hazard Mitigation Plans in the Southeastern United States. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 37(1), 56–65.
Lue E. & Wilson, J.P. (2016). Mapping fires and American Red Cross aid using demographic indicators of vulnerability. Disasters, 41(2), 409-426.
Bakkensen, L.A., Fox-Lent, C., Read, L.K., & Linkov, I. (2016). Validating Resilience and Vulnerability Indices in the Context of Natural Disasters. Risk Analysis, 37(5).
Ikeda, M. & Ozanne, A. (2016). Human Security, Social Competence and Natural Disasters in Japan and New Zealand: A Case study of Filipino migrants. Japan Social Innovation Journal, 6(1).
Gay, J.L., Robb, S.W., Benson, K.M., & White, A. (2016). Can the Social Vulnerability Index Be Used for More than Emergency Preparedness? An Examination Using Youth Physical Fitness Data. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 13(2), 121-130.
An, R. & Xiang, X. (2015). Social Vulnerability and Obesity among U.S. Adults. International Journal of Health Sciences, 3(3), 7-12.
Berke, P., Newman, G., Lee, J., Combs, T., Kolosna, C., & Salvesen, D. (2015). Evaluation of Networks of Plans and Vulnerability to Hazards and Climate Change: A Resilience Scorecard. Journal of the American Planning Association, 81(4), 287-302.
An, R. & Xiang, X. (2015). Social Vulnerability and Leisure-time Physical Inactivity among US Adults. American Journal of Health Behavior, 39(6), 751-760.
Horney, J., Simon, M., Grabich, S., & Berke, P. (2015). Measuring participation by socially vulnerable groups in hazard mitigation planning, Bertie County, North Carolina. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 58(5), 802-818.
Tate, E. (2013). Uncertainty Analysis for a Social Vulnerability Index. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 103(3), 526-543.
Tarling, H.A. (2017). Comparative Analysis of Social Vulnerability Indices: CDC’s SVI and SoVI.® Lund University Master’s Thesis.
Balbus, J., Crimmins, A., Gamble, J.L., Easterling, D.R., Kunkel, K.E., Saha, S, & Sarofim, M.C. (2016). The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment(Ch. 1. Climate Change and Human Health & Ch. 9. Populations of Concern). U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC.
Nayanee G., Clavin, C.T., Petropoulos, Z.E., Mudd, A.B., Nek, R., & Tinkle, S.S. (2016). Case Studies of Community Resilience Policy. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Hurst, H. (2015). Disaster Recovery Centers: Catchment Analysis. Technical Report. Federal Emergency Management Agency Recovery Directorate.
Vick, J., Thomas-Trudo, S., Cole, M., & Samuels, A.D. (Eds.). (2015). Health equity in Nashville. Metro Nashville Public Health Department Division of Epidemiology and Research and RWJF Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College.
Mukhopadhyay, S. (2013). Environmental Public Health Tracking ASTHO Fellowship Report. Tennessee Department of Health.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Applied Sciences Program Grant
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – COVID-19 Pandemic Vulnerability Index (PVI)
Surgo Foundation/Ariadne Labs – Vaccine Allocation Planner for COVID-19
Georgia Institute of Technology – COVID-19 Outbreak Detection Tool
Esri – Living Atlas of the World – CDC Social Vulnerability Index
Surgo Foundation – The COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Index
STAT – COVID-19 Preparedness Scores Dashboard
COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition – Vulnerable Population Dashboard
Jvion – COVID Community Vulnerability Map
Esri – Tutorial on Location Allocation for COVID-19 Response (video)
Esri – Understanding your Community, CDC Social Vulnerability Index
Direct Relief – Hurricane Florence Social Vulnerability Dashboard
Save the Children/Natural Hazards Center at U.C. Boulder – Gap Analysis of VOADs, Children, and Disaster Services
Habitat for Humanity Social Vulnerability & Distressed Communities Indexes
Catholic Charities USA Disaster Operations Map – Social Vulnerability
North Carolina Social Vulnerability Index Tool
Wisconsin Department of Health Services – Wisconsin Flood Risk Mapping Application
BRACE – Illinois: Building Resilience Against Climate Effects
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Social Vulnerability Index
Vermont Department of Health Social Vulnerability Index
King County, WA – Social Vulnerability Index
The Best Friends Network Human & Pet Vulnerability Study
U.S. Department of Transportation Historically Disadvantaged Communities
U.S. Diabetes Surveillance System
Harduvel, J. (2015). Public Housing under HOPE VI: A Spatial Analysis of Chicago. GIS at Tufts GIS Poster Expo Gallery.
Hurst, H. (2015). Allocating Disaster Recovery Centers.