2024 GIS and Public Health Institute
This institute introduces a broad range of ways that Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be applied to public health research, practice, and public policy.
Our next GIS Institute begins on January 4th, 2024 and is offered in-person only.
By the end of the institute, participants will be able to critically analyze maps and research results developed using GIS, learn how to create and analyze thematic maps, geocode addresses, and conduct basic queries, implement a variety of field data collection methods used in GIS such as handheld GPS technology, and develop individual research agendas which incorporate GIS methods.
Course Dates and Location
Thursday January 4th 2024 (1-5pm)
Friday January 5th 2024 (1-5pm)
Thursday January 11th 2024 (1-5pm)
Friday January 12th 2024 (1-5pm)
Location: Biomedical Research Building Room 251 and 252
This Institute is designed to develop the following skills:
- Understand a broad range of ways Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be used within the public health contex
- Gain hands-on experience performing spatial analysis using ArcGIS Online
- Learn how to create and analyze thematic maps, geocode addresses, and conduct queries
- Acquire valuable spatial analytic skills to address key public health issues
- Discover new ways to communicate your results by creating engaging web-based applications
- Develop individual research agendas that incorporate GIS methods
Vicky Tam, MA (Course Director)
Michelle Kondo, PhD
Heather Burris, MD, MPH
Seleeke Flingai, PhD, MPA
Full Institute: $500
Full Institute Student Rate: $250
Proof of student status is required. Please contact Emily Paterson (email@example.com) for a discount code.