Close up on map of Cleveland

Medicine’s Matthew Kucmanic, Amy Sheon discussed how lack of investment impacts African-American neighborhoods

Connecting race, old maps, and health in Cleveland

ideastreanMatthew Kucmanic, a public health specialist in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, and Amy Sheon, executive director of the Urban Health Initiative, discussed a mapping project that looked at Cleveland’s historical housing maps and how lack of investment in predominantly African-American neighborhoods may have influenced the social landscape—and health—of these communities.