Advances in Computational Approaches for Geospatial Health Applications I

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group, Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group, Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Grand Ballroom B, Astor, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Alexander Hohl, Michael Desjardins
Chairs: Alexander Hohl

Description

Advanced computational capabilities that emerged through continuous technological development have transformed many scientific disciplines, including the domain of health and medical geography. Today, scientists tackle computational challenges that used to be virtually impossible to solve, because 1) our ability to collect and store health-related data has improved substantially, and 2) analytical methods for solving scientific problems can now be applied on a massive scale. Therefore, the spatiotemporal analysis and modelling of health-related issues has experienced and driven fundamental changes.

The goal of this session is to create a platform for presenting and stimulating discussion about: accomplishments and remaining challenges of intersecting health and medical geography with cyberinfrastructure within a spatiotemporal context.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

1. Disease Mapping: spatial and/or spatiotemporal analysis and visualization;
2. Disparities in health care accessibility;
3. Stochastic methods for assessing the significance of observed disease patterns;
4. Spatially explicit disease modeling (retrospective or prospective);
5. The use of cyber-enabled technologies (e.g., high performance computing, cloud computing) to analyze complex and massive spatiotemporal data for the discovery of relationships between health and environment.

Sponsor Groups: Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group, Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group, Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group

Discussant: Dr. Xun Shi (Dartmouth)


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Fahui Wang*, Lousiana State University, Jing Luo, Central China Normal University, Two-Step Optimization for Spatial Accessibility Improvement: A Case Study of Health Care Planning in Rural China 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Michael Tiefelsdorf*, U of Texas at Dallas, Xiaojun Pu, U of Texas at Dallas, A simulation based investigation of migration effects on a Bayesian disease model 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Caglar Koylu*, University of Iowa, Diansheng Guo, University of South Carolina, Analysis of Big Longitudinal Patient Mobility Data for Evaluating Efficiency of a Health Care System 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Imam Xierali*, AAMC, Physician Multi-site Practicing in Georgia 20 9:00 AM
Discussant Xun Shi Dartmouth College 20 9:20 AM

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