This session will bring together scholars interested in exploring the geographic (mal-) distribution of health care workforce in the United States and the rest of the world. Federal and state incentive programs such as Health Professional Shortage Areas, Physician Scarcity Areas, Medically Underserved Areas / Population, Geographic Practice Cost Indices, National Health Service Corp., and Federally Qualified Health Centers are created to influence health care providers' practice location choice and reward those providing care in the most underserved areas in the US. Papers that address the diversity and inclusion in health workforce, distribution patterns, colocation patterns, medical school catchment area and footprints, as well as migration patterns of health care workforce, delineation of rational health care service areas, access to health care, and the associated geographic patterns of health care utilization, health outcomes, and health care cost would be greatly welcomed.
|Presenter||LIANG MAO*, Univeristy of Florida, Jue Yang, University of Florida, Guangran Deng, Univeristy of Florida, Mapping rural–urban disparities in late-stage cancer with space-time rurality index and GWR||20||8:00 AM|
|Presenter||Warangkana Ruckthongsook*, University of North Texas, Chetan Tiwari, University of North Texas, Joseph Oppong, University of North Texas, Relative Efficacy of Kernel Density Estimation and Spatial Empirical Bayes Approaches for Disease Mapping||20||8:20 AM|
|Presenter||Lirong Kou*, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mei-Po Kwan, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Yanwei Chai, Department of Urban and Economic Geography, Peking University, Understanding Human Mobility, Real-time Geographic Contexts, and Noise Exposure||20||8:40 AM|
|Presenter||N Nurjannah*, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Western Michigan University, Amy Curtis, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Western Michigan University , Kathleen Baker, Department of Geography, Western Michigan University, Using GIS and Death Records to Inform Statewide School-based Diabetes Prevention Interventions in Michigan||20||9:00 AM|
|Discussant||Imam Xierali AAMC||20||9:20 AM|
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