Geospatial Health Symposium 13: Advances in Computational Approaches for Geospatial Health Applications - Environmental Health

Type: Virtual Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group, Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2021
Start / End Time: 1:30 PM / 2:45 PM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 8
Organizers: Alexander Hohl
Chairs: Alexander Hohl

Call for Submissions

If you are interested in joining this session, please email your PIN, title, abstract, and contact information to the following organizers: Moongi Choi (University of Utah;, Marynia Kolak (University of Chicago,, Michael R. Desjardins (Johns Hopkins University;, Alexander Hohl (University of Utah;, and Eun-Kyeong Kim (University of Zurich, Please note that we will not accept submissions after the AAG deadline.


Advanced computational capabilities that emerged through continuous technological and methodological developments 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 series of sessions is to create a platform for presenting and stimulate discussion of the accomplishments and remaining challenges of applying and developing computational methods that improve our understanding of health and medical geography. The sessions are also part of the 2021 Geospatial Health Symposium.

Session 1: Environmental Health
Session 2: Accessibility
Session 3: Epidemiology
Session 4: Methods

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

-Disease mapping: spatial and/or spatiotemporal analysis and visualization;
-Disparities in health care accessibility;
-Stochastic methods for assessing the significance of observed disease patterns;
-Spatially explicit and space-time disease modeling (retrospective or prospective);
-The use of high-performance computing to analyze complex and massive spatiotemporal data for the discovery of relationships and patterns between health and environment;
-Data science approaches, including statistics, data mining, and machine learning, to address issues within health and medical geography.

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


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Shanshan Wu*, Tianjin University, Ze Li*, Tianjin University, Ning Qiu, Tianjin University, Research on vitality and influencing factors of coastal fitness space in Qingdao based on type analysis 15 1:30 PM
Presenter Trevor Dummer*, University of British Columbia, Molly Sweeney-Magee, University of British Columbia, Sean Harrigan, University of British Columbia, Jeffrey Brook, University of Toronto, The relationship between obesity and neighbourhood walkability, socio-economic status and greenspace in the BC Generations cohort 15 1:45 PM
Presenter Ling Zhang*, University of Central Arkansas, Understanding the relationship between food environments and childhood obesity: An exploratory spatial analysis in Arkansas 15 2:00 PM
Presenter Hui Joo Shon*, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University, Booyuel Kim, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University, The relationship between the settlement environment and individual health level in East and West Africa 15 2:15 PM
Discussant Michael Widener University of Toronto 15 2:30 PM

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