Advances in Computational Approaches for Geospatial Health Applications - Methods

Type: Virtual Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group, Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group
Organizers: Alexander Hohl, Eun-Kyeong Kim
Chairs: Eun-Kyeong Kim

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; u1316663@utah.edu), Marynia Kolak (University of Chicago, mkolak@uchicago.edu), Michael R. Desjardins (Johns Hopkins University; mdesjar3@jhmi.edu), Alexander Hohl (University of Utah; alexander.hohl@geog.utah.edu), and Eun-Kyeong Kim (University of Zurich, eun-kyeong.kim@geo.uzh.ch). Please note that we will not accept submissions after the AAG deadline.


Description

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.

Themes:
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


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Nathaniel Henry*, University of Oxford, Measuring health inequities in geostatistics 15 12:00 AM
Presenter Eun-Kyeong Kim*, Department of Geography & University Research Priority Program “Dynamics of Healthy Aging”, University of Zurich, Switzerland, Michelle Pasquale Fillekes, Mobility Cooperative, Rotkreuz, Switzerland, Christina Röcke, University Research Priority Program “Dynamics of Healthy Aging”, University of Zurich, Switzerland, Robert Weibel, Department of Geography & University Research Priority Program “Dynamics of Healthy Aging”, University of Zurich, Switzerland, Latent Factors of Location-Based Daily Mobility in Older Adults 15 12:00 AM
Discussant Ying Song University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN 15 12:00 AM

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