Online Program

Role of geographic information systems (GIS) in public health research and practice

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
This session sheds light on the importance of the built environment in improving health outcomes while empowering citizens. It descrbes novel methods to measure and evaluate interventions using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), a tool which is recognized as increasingly powerful in shedding light on health as it relates to geography.
Session Objectives: Describe the use of GIS and GIS based tools in public health research, decision making and community engagement.
Moira Lawson, PhD, MPH

Using geographic information systems (GIS) as a tool to build academic and community collaboration for conducting community health assessments   
Matthew C. Simon, MA, Jennifer A. Horney, PhD, MPH, CPH, Kasey P. Decosimo, MPH, Edie Alfano-Sobsey, PhD, MSPH, MT (ASCP) and Petra Hagar, BCS
Examining geospatial clustering of late stage colorectal cancer   
Recinda L Sherman, MPH, CTR, Stacey L. Tannenbaum, PhD, RD, LD/N, Laura A. McClure, MSPH and David J. Lee, PhD
Exposure to air pollution and access to antioxidants: Mapping structural factors in the oxidative stress process in the case of Detroit, Michigan   
Natalie Sampson, PhD, MPH, Myra Tetteh, MPP, Amy J. Schulz, PhD, Ricardo de Majo, Graciela Mentz, PhD, Vicki Johnson-Lawrence, MS, PhD and Donele Wilkins
Using an online geospatial decision-support tool to improve community health   
Jennifer Rankin, PhD, Carolyn Fahey, BS and Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)