Geospatial Health Research Poster Session

Type: Poster
Theme: Geography, GIScience and Health: Building an International Geospatial Health Research Network (IGHRN)
Sponsor Groups: Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Organizers: Kirsten Beyer, Chetan Tiwari

Call for Submissions

For this poster session, we would like to bring together national and international scholars, practitioners, and policy makers from different specialties, institutions, sectors, and continents to share ideas, findings, methodologies, and technologies, and to establish and strengthen personal connections, communication channels, and research collaborations. We welcome posters on all aspects of health and wellbeing, as well as health and medical geography and their intersections with other branches of geography, GIScience, and other disciplines. When you receive confirmation of a successful abstract submission, please then forward this confirmation, including your PIN, to the poster session organizers: Kirsten Beyer ( Chetan Tiwari ( The abstract deadline for posters is January 31, 2019. Please contact the organizers if you have any questions.


New this year, HMGSG will be hosting a poster session to highlight health and medical geography work. This is an excellent opportunity to share your research in a more dynamic and interactive environment!


ID Title Participant
011 Black Women, Structural Racism and Stress: An Intersectional Analysis Karen Johnson-Webb
Bowling Green State University
012 Accessing informal and formal social supports among older immigrants in Canada: A mixed-methods approach Selasi Dorkenoo
Ryerson University
013 Identifying U.S. Counties for Telemedicine Intervention to Address Geographic Disparities in Urologic Cancer Mortality Anne Corrigan
Bloomberg School of Public Health
014 Spatial Distribution of Opioid Overdoses - Saginaw County, MI Carter Eckhardt
Saginaw Valley State University
015 Effect of time and location on the number of frequent emergency hospital refusal of ambulance transport calls Mika Kumagai
016 Investigating Parkinson's disease in the United States: An exploration of environmental and socio-economic variables and distance to treatment centers ALEXANDRIA (ALLIE) REIMOLD
017 Analyzing the Relation Between Affluence, Influenza, and Racial Factors in the American South. Andrew Richards
018 Adjusted, non-Euclidean cluster detection of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the Chesapeake Bay Anton Kvit
Johns Hopkins University
019 Experiences and coping strategies by mental health patients in Ghana: A scoping review. Braimah Joseph
Queen's University
020 Examining Spatial Distributions of Arsenic and Uranium in Private Drinking Water Wells Along the Connecticut River Bryce Mase
021 County-level socioeconomic factors and residential racial, Hispanic, poverty, and unemployment segregation associated with drug overdose deaths in the United States, 2010-2015 Timothy Leslie
Professor George Mason University
022 The Food Desert in Aged Countries of East Asia: A Case Study of Taipei City and Tokyo Metropolis CHONG EN LI
023 Acculturation Stress Amongst Cubans Living in Non-Traditional Locations in the United States Cynthia Pope
Central Connecticut State University
024 Geospatial Analytics and Sensitivity/Specificity Assessments to Inform Liver Cancer Prevention Daniel Wiese
Temple University
025 Spatial Dimension of Trust in the Biomedical Supply Chain Emily Sin
026 Human Risk of Lyme Disease Compared to the Occurrence of Ixodes scapularis Ticks in Illinois Fikriyah Winata
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
027 Spatial Patterns of Opioid Overdose - Saginaw County, MI Frederich Schulz
Saginaw Valley State University
028 Potentially Preventable Emergency Room Visits in New York State’s Finger Lakes Region Gena Driscoll-Brantley
SUNY - Geneseo
029 The Short-term and Long-term Effects of Environmental Pollution on Health Capital Huali Xiang
Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
030 Mapping Multi-Infectious Disease Risk during El Niño: An Ecosyndemic Approach Jorge Ramirez
Consortium for Capacity Building
031 Spatial Analysis of Housing Affordability, Health Issues, and Health Care Accessibility in Colorado Jieun Lee
Geography and GIS
032 Increasing Farmworker Illness Prevention through Inter-Institutional Network Links Antonio Tovar
Farmworker Association of Florida
033 Using geospatial technology to inform risk assessment of human exposure to metals via consumption of animal meat and organs Joseph Hoover
University of New Mexico
034 The influence of meteorological parameters and air pollution on emergency department visits of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases in coastal bend, Texas Jun Xiao
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
035 Shades of Green: A Systematic Review of Uncertainty, Accessibility, and Stakeholder Participation in Models of Green Space and Health Kyle Monahan
Tufts University
036 Tracking Trends and Patterns in the Opioid Epidemic in North Carolina: Early Results from the Opioid Action Plan Metrics Katherine Jones
East Carolina University
037 Knowledge and Awareness of Human Papillomavirus among College Students at a Historically Black College/University in South Carolina Keiara Reames
038 Outdoor physical activity, the neighborhood environment, and cardiometabolic health in low-income, predominantly African American Detroit residents Kimberly Clevenger
039 Past and future Lyme disease trends in Virginia and the southeastern United States Korine Kolivras
Virginia Tech
040 In Case of Emergency: Local Medical Services and Emergency Air Transport in Southeast Alaska Kourtney Johnson
041 Spatial and Language Discordance in Accessing Physicians among Older Immigrants in Toronto, Canada: Identifying Barriers, Facilitators and Interventions Lu Wang
Ryerson University
042 Impacts of Saharan Dust on Asthma Prevalence across Senegal Maggie Li
043 Treatment-seeking Behaviour Prior to Under-five Child Deaths in Uganda and Mali Mair Thomas
University of Southampton
044 Comprehensive Analysis of Geographic Variation in Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Initiation in Washington State 2014-2018 Mark Roberts
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
045 Geographic factors and the relationship between mental health and substances use among college Students. Matin Katirai
046 Examining arsenic levels from surface soil and drinking water sources and it contribution to the occurrence of low birth weight infants in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, Florida Maya Scott-Richardson
PhD Student University of Illinois
047 The Effects of Land Cover Change on the Spatial Distribution of Lyme Disease in Northern Virginia Since 2005 Megan Stevenson
Virginia Tech
048 Associate Effects of Neighborhood Socioeconomic Characteristics and Spatial Access to Healthcare Facilities on Potential Preventable Conditions of Emergency Department Visits for Adults in Texas Coastal Bend Area Mei Yang
049 Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in High-Need Areas: How Health Centers can Improve Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder with Vulnerable Populations Michael Topmiller
American Academy of Family Physicians
050 Exploratory Analysis: The Spatial Patterns of Motor Vehicle Crashes and Drug Overdose Deaths across the United States Nandi Taylor
ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellow
051 Risk zoning of Aedes Albopictus considering environmental factors in Iran Mohsen Ahmadkhani
University of Minnesota
052 Multiple Sclerosis Disease and County-level Contextual Characteristics: A Case Study in New England Region Yunliang Meng
Central Connecticut State University
053 Exploring the relationship between Air Pollution and Alzheimer's Disease within California Sophia Reyes
054 GIS, Health Geographies, and the 1918-1919 Flu Pandemic: A Preliminary Investigation Stephen O'Connell
University of Central Arkansas
055 Geospatial analyses of radon, smoking, and lung cancer rates in New York State William Barnes
SUNY - Albany
056 Geographic variations of the relationships between life expectancy and health behaviors in the U.S. Xiaomin Qiu
Missouri State University
057 Geographic Disparity of Liver Cancer Mortality, Forty Year Analysis Xiaoping Shen
Central Connecticut State University
058 A temporal analysis of the association between breast cancer and socioeconomic and environmental factors Xuwei Chen
Northern Illinois University
059 Health Care Deserts: Identifying Areas of Limited Access in Washington State Zachary Becker
Eastern Washington University
060 Using GIS to develop cholera risk map for emergency preparedness in Greater Accra, Ghana Hector Samani
University of Nebraska - Omaha
061 The Increased Geographic Range of Lyme Disease as a Function of Pesticide Resistance Julie Grinstead
SUNY - Binghamton
062 Hearing the Deaf Community Emily Glaeser
Texas Tech University

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