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Marynia Aniela Kolak

Assistant Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Additional Campus Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Geography and Geographic Information Science

Highlighted Publications

Tempalski, B., Williams, L. D., Kolak, M., Ompad, D. C., Koschinsky, J., & McLafferty, S. L. (2022). Conceptualizing the Socio-Built Environment: An Expanded Theoretical Framework to Promote a Better Understanding of Risk for Nonmedical Opioid Overdose Outcomes in Urban and Non-Urban Settings. Journal of Urban Health, 99(4), 701-716.

Joudrey, P. J., Kolak, M., Lin, Q., Paykin, S., Anguiano, V., & Wang, E. A. (Accepted/In press). Assessment of Community-Level Vulnerability and Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder. JAMA network open, 5(4), E227028.

Kolak, M. A., Chen, Y. T., Lin, Q., & Schneider, J. (2021). Social-spatial network structures and community ties of egocentric sex and confidant networks: A Chicago case study. Social Science and Medicine, 291, Article 114462.

Kolak, M., Bhatt, J., Park, Y. H., Padrón, N. A., & Molefe, A. (2020). Quantification of Neighborhood-Level Social Determinants of Health in the Continental United States. JAMA network open, 3(1), Article e1919928.

Kolak, M. (2021). Distilling the Effect of the Great Recession on Food Access in a Segregated City: A Spatial, Quasi-Experimental Approach. Professional Geographer, 73(4), 582-593.

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Recent Publications

Crawford, M., Flores, F., Kolak, M., Nelson, A. H., & Simmons, M. (2023). Importance of Community Engagement in Data Decision Making. Big Data, 11(2), 75-86.

Garg, G., Tedla, Y. G., Ghosh, A. S., Mohottige, D., Kolak, M., Wolf, M., & Kho, A. (2023). Supermarket Proximity and Risk of Hypertension, Diabetes, and CKD: A Retrospective Cohort Study. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 81(2), 168-178.

Lin, Q., Aguilera, J. A. R., Williams, L. D., Mackesy-Amiti, M. E., Latkin, C., Pineros, J., Kolak, M., & Boodram, B. (2023). Social-spatial network structures among young urban and suburban persons who inject drugs in a large metropolitan area. International Journal of Drug Policy, 122, Article 104217.

Williams, L. D., Kolak, M., Villanueva, C., Ompad, D. C., & Tempalski, B. (2023). Creation and Validation of a New Socio-built Environment Index Measure of Opioid Overdose Risk for Use in Both Non-urban and Urban Settings. Journal of Urban Health, 100(5), 1048-1061.

Frank, K. A., Lin, Q., Maroulis, S., Mueller, A. S., Xu, R., Rosenberg, J. M., Hayter, C. S., Mahmoud, R. A., Kolak, M., Dietz, T., & Zhang, L. (2022). Response to “three comments on the RIR method”. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 146, 124-127.

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