Geographic research on vector-borne diseases (V)

Type: Paper
Theme:
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: 4:40 PM / 6:20 PM
Room: Lafayette, Marriott, River Tower Elevators, 41st Floor
Organizers: Meifang Li, Eric Carter, Sadie Ryan
Chairs: Meifang Li

Description

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


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Laura Dornak*, University of Wisconsin, Ari Whiteman, Health Geography & Urban Regional Analysis; Department of Geography University of North Carolina at Charlotte, What does 2050 hold for two mosquito disease vectors? 20 4:40 PM
Presenter Samuel Adu-Prah*, Sam Houston State University, Spatiotemporal analysis of malaria prevalence in Ghana, 1996-2014 20 5:00 PM
Presenter Abolfazl Mollalo*, University of Florida, A GIS-based Machine Learning Technique for Predicting Spatial Distribution of Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae), the Main Vectors of Zoonotic Cutaneous Leishmaniasis 20 5:20 PM
Presenter César Capinha, Institute for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University NOVA of Lisbon, José Santos*, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa, Jorge Rocha, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa, Carla Sousa, Institute for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University NOVA of Lisbon, Modelling habitat suitability of the dengue mosquito vector (Aedes aegypti) in Madeira Island 20 5:40 PM
Presenter Yao Li*, Center for Geospatial Information Science, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, USA, Kathleen Stewart, Center for Geospatial Information Science, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, USA, Shannon Takala-Harrison, Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Christopher V. Plowe, Institute for Global Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Timothy O’Connor, Institute for Genome Sciences and the Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Spatial modeling of Plasmodium Falciparum  gene flow in Cambodia 20 6:00 PM

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