Building the International Geospatial Health Research Network (IGHRN) Panel Discussion: Future of IGHRN

Type: Panel
Theme: Geography, GIScience and Health: Building an International Geospatial Health Research Network (IGHRN)
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Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM (MDT)
Room: Maryland B, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: The American Association of Geographers
Chairs: Douglas Richardson


Panelists will summarize new research frontiers in geospatial health research and share their perspective on fostering international networks to share findings across borders and generate synergies. IGHRN’s main objectives include research and service by its affiliate organizations at the forefront of geospatial data and advanced analytics to address health issues ranging from, but not limited to, climate change and environmental and social determinants of health, to chronic, infectious, and biological disease and mental illness. The IGHRN will facilitate the sharing of geographic and geospatial health data and resources among international global health providers and institutes around the world to improve health research.


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Zan Dodson American Association of Geographers 15
Panelist Yonette Thomas American Association of Geographers 15
Panelist David Berrigan U.S. National Institutes of Health - National Cancer Institute 15
Panelist Lisa Simpson Academy Health 15
Panelist Angela Werner Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 15
Panelist Jianya Gong 15
Panelist Marco Helbich Utrecht University 15
Discussant Mei-Po Kwan University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 10

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