216639 An Overview of the NASA public health projects and how they are using Remote Sensing Data in Public Health

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 : 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

John Haynes, MS , Program Manager, Public Health Applications, NASA, Washington, DC
Sue Estes, MS , Public Health Applications, NASA/USRA, Huntsville, AL
This session provides a venue where the results of both research and practice using remote sensing when applied to public health and the environment will be showcased. Also discussed will be information on funding and collaboration opportunities for researchers. The presentation is directly related to GIS Mapping and Global Health Surveillance and will present project research results of the remote sensing environmental observations of earth and health applications which can contribute to the public health research. This presentation will show the NASA remote sensing satellites and how they are being used to benefit society. This presentation will discuss how environmental factors such as weather, air quality affect the health of humans. This presentation will show new products and procedures being developed at NASA to assist in the fight against infectious diseases, and help with emergency preparedness and response, and environmental health issues.

Learning Areas:
Biostatistics, economics
Environmental health sciences
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health biology
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe NASA Earth Science Data using remote sensing for several types of projects related to human health. Discuss information to enhance policy and management decisions on public health.

Keywords: Environment, Geographic Information Systems

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Program Manager for NASA Public Health
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.