GIS and Spatial Tools for Disease Mapping

Seminar Series

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 01:00
Hock Plaza 11110
BERD Core Seminars

Abstract: Geographic information systems (GIS) are computing environments that allow researchers to combine and analyze different data sources that share geography. This is essential to understanding environmental and demographic factors that contribute to disease risk and public health, as well as the spatial distribution of disease. This seminar will review GIS technology, how data is used in a GIS computing environment, and examples of research studies that take advantage of GIS and related spatial analytical tools.

Paul Lantos, MDPaul Lantos, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor in Pediatrics
Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute