Geographic Information Science in Health: Priming the Pump

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Rick L. Bunch, Professor and Director of Center for GIScience (Creator)
Elisabeth S. Nelson, Associate Professor (Creator)
Jeffrey C. Patton, Professor and Department Head (Creator)
Roy S. Stine, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Today, public health professionals, researchers, policy makers and many others are increasingly using GIS to understand the spatial and environmental factors that affect health outcomes, disease transmission, disaster response, access to health care and a myriad of other health concerns. This article discusses the establishment of the Center for Geographic Information Science and Health in the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

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Directions Magazine, May 31, 2006.
Language: English
Date: 2006
Medical geography, Epidemiology, Disease, Environmental factors

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