Section 1 About

1.1 About the Author

Chris Snyder, MPH, is a Public Health and Sustainability researcher in New Jersey. He focuses primarily on sustainable food access research, food waste management, small-scale urban agriculture, and small-scale precision agriculture using single-board computers. He has experience in human subjects research, mixed methods survey design, and R programming.

He can be found on Github here.

1.2 About the Site

This website is a passion project, used to showcase a variety of Public and Environmental Health data. While much of the data may be available at a national level, the majority of projects showcased on this website will focus on the state of New Jersey. Other geographic breakdowns may be available for download under their relevant sections.

1.3 Methods

Unless otherwise specified, all work contained on this website was generated or informed by the following methods.

Analyses were conducted using the R Statistical language (version 4.0.4; R Core Team, 2021) on Ubuntu 21.04, using the packages mvtnorm (version 1.1.2; Alan Genz et al., 2021), ggpubr (version 0.4.0; Alboukadel Kassambara, 2020), shapefiles (version 0.7; Ben Stabler, 2013), RCurl (version 1.98.1.3; Duncan Temple Lang, 2021), RColorBrewer (version 1.1.2; Erich Neuwirth, 2014), Hmisc (version 4.5.0; Frank E Harrell Jr, with contributions from Charles Dupont and many others., 2021), gplots (version 3.1.1; Gregory Warnes et al., 2020), ggplot2 (version 3.3.5; Wickham. ggplot2: Elegant Graphics for Data Analysis. Springer-Verlag New York, 2016.), plyr (version 1.8.6; Hadley Wickham, 2011), stringr (version 1.4.0; Hadley Wickham, 2019), httr (version 1.4.2; Hadley Wickham, 2020), rvest (version 1.0.0; Hadley Wickham, 2021), tidyr (version 1.1.3; Hadley Wickham, 2021), scales (version 1.1.1; Hadley Wickham and Dana Seidel, 2020), readr (version 1.4.0; Hadley Wickham and Jim Hester, 2020), xml2 (version 1.3.2; Hadley Wickham, Jim Hester and Jeroen Ooms, 2020), dplyr (version 1.0.6; Hadley Wickham et al., 2021), kableExtra (version 1.3.4; Hao Zhu, 2021), wordcloud (version 2.6; Ian Fellows, 2018), yaml (version 2.2.1; Jeremy Stephens et al., 2020), jsonlite (version 1.7.2; Jeroen Ooms, 2014), rmarkdown (version 2.10; JJ Allaire and Yihui Xie and Jonathan McPherson and Javier Luraschi and Kevin Ushey and Aron Atkins and Hadley Wickham and Joe Cheng and Winston Chang and Richard Iannone, 2021), UsingR (version 2.0.6; John Verzani, 2018), rsconnect (version 0.8.24; Jonathan McPherson and JJ Allaire, 2021), tidycensus (version 1.0; Kyle Walker and Matt Herman, 2021), tidyselect (version 1.1.1; Lionel Henry and Hadley Wickham, 2021), report (version 0.3.5; Makowski et al., 2020), data.table (version 1.14.0; Matt Dowle and Arun Srinivasan, 2021), HistData (version 0.8.7; Michael Friendly, 2021), foreach (version 1.5.1; Microsoft and Steve Weston, 2020), doParallel (version 1.0.16; Microsoft Corporation and Steve Weston, 2020), sf (version 1.0.0; Pebesma, 2018. Simple Features for R: Standardized Support for Spatial Vector Data. The R Journal 10, 1), sp (version 1.4.5; Pebesma et al., 2), openxlsx (version 4.2.3; Philipp Schauberger and Alexander Walker, 2020), multcomp (version 1.4.17; Please cite the multcomp package by the following reference:), foreign (version 0.8.81; R Core Team, 2020), psych (version 2.1.9; Revelle, 2021), iterators (version 1.0.13; Revolution Analytics and Steve Weston, 2020), numform (version 0.7.0; Rinker, 2021), lattice (version 0.20.41; Sarkar, Deepayan, 2008), corrplot (version 0.89; Taiyun Wei and Viliam Simko, 2021), tmap (version 3.3.1; Tennekes M, 2018), survival (version 3.2.7; Therneau T, 2020), TH.data (version 1.0.10; Torsten Hothorn, 2019), MASS (version 7.3.53.1; Venables et al., 2002), qrcode (version 0.1.3; Victor Teh, 2021), ggbiplot (version 0.55; Vincent Vu, 2011), bookdown (version 0.23; Yihui Xie, 2021), knitr (version 1.33; Yihui Xie, 2021) and Formula (version 1.2.4; Zeileis A, Croissant Y, 2010).

1.4 References

1.5 Data Sources Cited

Unless otherwise specified, all work contained on this website was informed using the following data sources.

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