Geographic research on vector-borne diseases (IV)

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


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 Yi Wen Wang*, Postgraduate Student of Department of Geography,National Taiwan Normal University, Kuo-Chen Chang, Professor of Department of Geography, National Taiwan Normal University, Space-Time Pattern of Dengue fever Distribution — The case of Tainan, Taiwan in 2015 20 2:40 PM
Presenter Amanda Weber*, Oklahoma State University, Exploring local influences on Zika virus rates in Puerto Rico utilizing Geographically Weighted Regression 20 3:00 PM
Presenter Amanda Hoffman-Hall*, University of Maryland, Mapping Population: Feasibility of Satellite Derived Metrics in Data-Poor Regions 20 3:20 PM
Presenter Gregory Arther*, University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Laura Lynnette Dornak, University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Exploring the Current and Future Potential Distributions of Four Lyme Disease Hosts 20 3:40 PM
Presenter Ling Yin*, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Liang Mao, Department of Geography, University of Florida, Nan Lin, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiaoqing Song, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shujiang Mei, Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shih-Lung Shaw, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Zhixiang Fang, State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University, Qinglan Li, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Precise space-time interventions on intra-urban dengue outbreaks using large-scale mobile phone tracking data 20 4:00 PM

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