GIS and Spatial Thinking for Public Health: Potential, Pitfalls, and Considerations

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2020-11-17
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There is growing interest in geographic information science and spatial analysis in public health research and practice, with emphasis on place-based interventions. However, given the spatialization of social inequity, these tools and methods can be used to reproduce the status quo if we do not critically apply spatial thinking when we use spatial methods and tools for public health problems. In this talk, I impress the importance of place for public health and discuss potential remedies and directions.
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Presentation given as part of Indiana University Bloomington's GIS Day event.
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public health, geospatial analysis, social inequity
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