Risk Increase of Young Adult Obesity with GIS Mapping of Higher Problematic Areas of Obesity using Student's Residential Zip-Code for Health Program Initiative (Pilot)
Learning Areas:Biostatistics, economics
Environmental health sciences
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Explain contributing factors of young adult obesity by mapping origin, which will show areas of impact. Demonstrate Geographically Information System (GIS) by mapping student clusters based on FIPS code. Compare student residential origin to health behaviors that impact young adult obesity. Analyze contributing factors of health behaviors that significantly contribute to young adult obesity. Explain use of spatial analysis in mapping using GIS. Demonstrate use of Social-Ecologic model in social science based on health behavior. Identify potential methodology of campus health initiative(s) locally and nation-wide.
Keyword(s): Obesity, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified for principal or co-principal of this study, because I have served on multiple federal grant funded research that focus in public health education and internal medicine research. With my interest and competence within the Public Health field, I have helped to develop surveys for program development, written approved grants for health educational programs, and analyzed data with mapping systems during my current and previous educational experience.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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