Geographic research on vector-borne diseases (II)

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM
Room: Lafayette, Marriott, River Tower Elevators, 41st Floor
Organizers: Meifang Li, Eric Carter, Sadie Ryan
Chairs: Eric Carter


Vector-borne diseases include dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika, malaria, Lyme disease, etc. In recent years, studies of vector-borne disease from the geographic perspective flourished, featuring a great diversity of topics (from public participation to agent-based modeling) and methodologies (qualitative, quantitative, and integrated). The goal of this session is to collectively present this kind of study and facilitate concentrated discussions.

The topics we welcome include, but are not limited to:
• Public perceptions of vector-borne disease etiology
• Public participation in vector control
• Everyday engagements with environmental management for disease control
• Political ecology and other integrative approaches to studying disease ecology
• Prevention and control strategies and policies
• Characterization of the spatiotemporal pattern of a disease
• Identification of socioeconomic and environmental factors that are related to the diseases
• Simulation and prediction modeling of disease transmission
• Modeling of spatiotemporal distribution of mosquito population and its relationship with climate and environmental conditions
• Characterization and simulation of spatial patterns of different types of infections, as well as their relationships with ecological factors
• Applications of “big” data and computational technologies in studies of vector-borne diseases


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter John Bandzuh*, Florida State University, Defining and Understanding the Genetically Modified Mosquito 20 10:00 AM
Presenter Austin Stanforth*, Ferris State University, Max Jacobo Moreno, Indiana University - Fairbanks School of Public Health, Vector Host Niche Analysis to Predict Emergent Zika Outbreak Patterns 20 10:20 AM
Presenter Mark Janko*, , Seth Irish, CDC, Brian Reich, North Carolina State University, Marc Peterson, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Stephanie Doctor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Melchior K Mwandagalirwa, University of Kinshasa, Joris Likwela, PNLP, Antoinette Tshefu, University of Kinshasa, Steven Meshnick, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Michael Emch, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, The links between agriculture, anopheles mosquitoes, and malaria risk in the Democratic Republic of Congo: a population-based cross-sectional and spatial study 20 10:40 AM
Presenter Miranda Harris*, Macalester College, Eric Carter*, Macalester College, Public Perceptions of Mosquito-Borne Disease in Manabi Province, Ecuador 20 11:00 AM
Discussant Luke Bergmann University of Washington 20 11:20 AM

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