Geographies of health and healthcare VI: Food and nutrition

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group
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Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Estherwood, Sheraton, 4th Floor
Organizers: Prince Michael Amegbor, Mark Rosenberg, Jessica Finlay
Chairs: Kyle Plumb


Geographers are well suited to address the existing and emergent issues in health and healthcare due to their holistic approach to place and health and geography’s inherent spatial sensitivities. A geographical perspective provides the tools to investigate the physical, sociocultural, economic, political, and psychological aspects of places in terms of how they shape people’s experience of health and healthcare. This session is intended to provide a forum for perspectives of the complex transactions between people, place and health. To this end, emergent concepts and themes in Geographies of health and healthcare will be the focus of this session.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Marta Jankowska*, University of California San Diego, Jiue-An Yang, University of California San Diego, Jacqueline Kerr, University of California San Diego, Arun Kumar, University of California San Diego, Toward a Framework for Context-Based Just in Time Adaptive Health Interventions: An Example of Fast Food Eating Events 20 3:20 PM
Presenter Thalia Bachmann-Padilla*, University of Texas - Austin, Jayme Walenta, University of Texas at Austin, Understanding Food Security & Barriers to Food Access Among University of Texas Undergraduates 20 3:40 PM
Presenter Dylan Campbell*, University of Texas at Dallas, Determining Impacts on Diets in Diverse Communities: Food Deserts and Nutritious Food Access 20 4:00 PM
Presenter Thomas Whitfield*, Pennsylvania State University, Assessing the Healthy Food Landscape and Different Measures of Accessibility to Better Define Urban Food Deserts in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota 20 4:20 PM

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