GIS & Public Health Talk

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“Spatial Epidemiology: Potential Uses of GIS in Public Health Studies”

Dr. Kimberly C. Brouwer, PhD
Assistant Professor in the Division of International Health & Cross Cultural Medicine in the UCSD Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Dr. Brouwer will provide a brief introduction to the emerging field of spatial epidemiology. Data collection techniques and ethical considerations for mapping in health studies will be discussed. A number of practical examples, from using geographic information systems (GIS) to track epidemics to identifying unhealthy neighborhoods, will be presented. Particular emphasis will be placed on studies of injection drug use in Tijuana, Mexico.

Wednesday, August 1, 12-1 p.m.

UCSD Biomedical Library Events Room

Bring your own lunch. Bottled water and cookies will be provided.

Seating is limited. RSVP by July 27 to Vicky Anderson at vkanderson@library.ucsd.edu is highly recommended. Co-sponsored by the UCSD Biomedical Library and the UCSD Social Sciences & Humanities Library. This is the second in the GIS Lunch Series.

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