Date of Thesis

Spring 2023


This study examines the relationship between historical housing policies and current health outcomes, specifically the impact of redlining on opioid overdose rates. Using data collected from the state of New Jersey, neighborhoods with a history of redlining have higher rates of opioid overdose deaths. My findings suggest that historical housing policies, which systematically excluded certain populations from accessing affordable housing and resources, continue to impact health outcomes today.


redlining, opioid overdose, new jersey, racial health disparities

Access Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Type

Bachelor of Science


Mathematical Economics

First Advisor

Amy Wolaver