Geographic research on vector-borne diseases (III)

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 12:40 PM / 2:20 PM (MDT)
Room: Lafayette, Marriott, River Tower Elevators, 41st Floor
Organizers: Meifang Li, Ling Yin, Sadie Ryan
Chairs: Sadie Ryan


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 Michaela Buenemann*, New Mexico State University, Spatial distribution of Zika and dengue mosquitoes in urban environments of southern New Mexico 20 12:40 PM
Presenter Mark Blumler*, SUNY-Binghamton, Shane Tripp, SUNY-Binghamton, Fire, Ticks, and the Biogeography of Lyme Disease 20 1:00 PM
Presenter Margaret Carrel*, University of Iowa, Family or friends?: individual and neighborhood predictors of malaria across seasons in the Democratic Republic of Congo 20 1:20 PM
Presenter Sadie Jane Ryan*, University of Florida, Colin Jeremy Carlson, University of California at Berkeley, Erin Alicia Mordecai, Stanford University, Leah Renee Johnson, Virginia Tech, The future is uncertain: global shifts in potential distribution and seasonal risk of Aedes-transmitted viruses 20 1:40 PM
Discussant Sadie Ryan University of Florida 20 2:00 PM

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