GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. Drexel University-affiliated researchers will present how they are using GIS in real-world applications.
Using GIS to Design and Implement Intra-Urban Air Monitoring Campaigns
Presented by Sheila Tripathy, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Environmental & Occupational Health, Dornsife School of Public Health
Sheila Tripathy PhD will discuss using geospatial data throughout the stages of an air monitoring campaign in Pittsburgh PA to inform study design, pollutant modeling, applications to epidemiological studies, and plans for a monitoring network in Philadelphia.
Geospatial Methods to Measure Exposure to Neighborhood Interventions for Public Health & Safety
Presented by Michelle Kondo, PhD, USDA-Forest Service, stationed in Philadelphia and adjunct faculty Environmental & Occupational Health, Dornsife School of Public Health
Michelle Kondo, PhD will discuss various methods of measuring exposure to urban environments and to place- and nature-based interventions for public health and safety.
Understanding Behavior through Activity Spaces from GPS data
Presented by Jana Hirsch PhD, MES, Assistant Research Professor, Urban Health Collaborative, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Dornsife School of Public Health
Dr. Hirsch will be discussing various ways in which data from GPS trackers on participants has been operationalized as activity spaces. She will go through the three main types of activity space measures used in the literature and give an example of the association between these types of spaces and a health-related outcome.
Linking Electronic Health Records to Neighborhood Data
Presented by Steven Melly, MS; GIS Analyst, Urban Health Collaborative, Dornsife School of Public Health
Steven Melly will describe approaches being to develop a data repository that can be used to link health data to social and environmental neighborhood data at various spatial scales.
GIS is a powerful tool, allowing researchers to link data from various sources and different spatial scales to investigate the relationship between place and health. This is a great opportunity to learn how GIS can be used to make a difference in everyday life for people and communities.