Session: Epidemiologic Applications of Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
3034.0: Monday, November 17, 2003: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Epidemiologic Applications of Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
This session is designed to acquaint epidemiologists with the basic uses and applications of a GIS for epidemiology, and show through a series of studies the power and versatility of geographic analysis for application to topics ranging from traditional epidemiologic questions of disease causation to the study of health outcomes and disparities. Presenters will discuss basic concepts, critique available methods and software, review previously published applications and present results of their own, new research. This session should be of interest to both those interested in the use of GIS technology and epidemiologists interested in innovation research approaches. Content is relevant for public health practitioners, such as health department employees at local, regional and national levels, academics and research scientists.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organizer(s):D Wartenberg
Moderator(s):D Wartenberg
8:30 AMIntroductory Remarks
8:32 AMSpatial epidemiology: Overview and applications
Daniel Wartenberg
8:49 AMUsing a Geographic Information System to Study Statewide Patterns of Childhood Cancer Incidence in California
Peggy Reynolds, PhD
9:06 AMSpatial distribution and the social economic determinants of infant death in urban western Washington State
Richard E Hoskins, PhD MPH
9:23 AMInferring geographic patterns of colorectal and breast cancer in Iowa
Gerard Rushton, PhD
9:40 AMPanel Discussion
Organized by:Epidemiology
Endorsed by:Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA