Public Health has a rich history of using geospatial data and analysis to solve complex medical problems and provide improved care. Learn a brief history of the intersection of GIS and Public Health and how Philadelphia-area health researchers use these methods in their work.
6:00-6:15 - Arrive, Pizza served
6:15-6:30 - Introductions and a (very) brief history of GIS and Public Health
6:30-7:30 - Guest Speakers
7:30-8:00 - Panel Style Questions to speakers
8:15 - Wrap up
Ken Gross, PhD - Ken has done extensive research in Camden on individuals with high hospital re-admittance rates and methods to improve their health with his work on Healthcare Hotspotting. He has since founded a data science and applied research firm called Quantitative Innovations.
Michelle Kondo, PhD - Michelle is a research scientist stationed at the Philadelphia Field Station of the USDA Forest Service. She uses spatial epidemiology and health geography methods to evaluate health and safety effects of urban sustainability programs and projects.
Ana Diez Roux, MD MPH PhD - Ana is Dean and Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology at the Drexel University School of Public Health. She has conducted seminal work on the multilevel determinants of health with a special focus on the spatial patterning of health, neighborhood health effects, and health disparities in chronic diseases.
Joan Rosen Bloch, PhD - Joan is a tenured Associate Professor of Nursing, Drexel University. A Philly native, she has deep understandings of how neighborhoods shape peoples’ lives. Her program of translational perinatal health disparities research aims at advancing knowledge to promote optimal health and health outcomes of our Philadelphia mothers, children, and families.