Geog 9027: Spatial Analysis of Public Health Data (2 days, 1.6 CEU)
This course introduces the use of geographic information systems in the analysis of public health data. Day one introduces basic GIS operations such as buffering, layering, spatial queries, introductory cartography and spatial statistics. Day two progresses to public health applications including site selection, assessment of spatial pattern of disease locations and disease rates, spatial interpolation of exposures, and environmental justice assessments. In addition, recent computational advances for applying these methods will also be reviewed.