Geospatial Health Symposium 17 and Symposium on Human Dynamics Research: Advances in Dynamic Environmental Exposure, Mobility Patterns, and Health Outcomes

Type: Virtual Paper
Sponsor Groups: Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/11/2021
Start / End Time: 9:35 AM / 10:50 AM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 8
Organizers: Marta Jankowska, Jiue-An Yang
Chairs: Marta Jankowska

Call for Submissions

THIS IS A VIRTUAL SESSION. To be considered for the session, please submit your abstract to and by November 16th.

Sponsored by Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group and Geography Information Science and Systems Specialty Group. Part of the Geospatial Health Research Symposium
Part of the Symposium on Human Dynamics Research

Session Organizers:
Marta Jankowska (University of California San Diego)
Jiue-An Yang (University of California San Diego)
Tarik Benmarhnia (University of California San Diego)


Session 1 of a Two-part Session.
Advances in momentary recall, mobile technology, ubiquitous sensing, and increasingly fine spatiotemporal environmental measures have been expanding our capability in measuring dynamic human exposures at fine-grained spatial and temporal resolutions. These measures can allow us to examine the links between environmental exposure and human health at finer scales than ever before. However, with increasingly precise measurement methods and accompanying complex processing and analytic procedures, geography as a field has yet to conceptualize how we contribute to the definition of ‘dynamic exposure’. Improvement in specificity and accuracy of algorithms and models for understanding the dynamics between mobility, environment, and health is helping to define exposure as a concept that is beneficial to the field of epidemiology and public health. Complex and dynamic measures of exposure will lead to improvements in understanding links between environment and health and will also lead to opportunities for precision medicine. For example, GeoAI JITAIs (Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions), will increasingly draw on complex measures of exposure to offer contextually relevant and precise recommendations for patients. In this session, we invite ideas and research that focuses on environmental exposure and health effects through the complex and dynamic lens of human mobility. Research frameworks, methodologies, models, and study outcomes/visualizations are welcome. Example topics include:
- Quantifying environmental exposure using dynamic methods for population health studies
- Frameworks for integrating highly resolved spatiotemporal environmental, health, and human mobility data
- Advances in methods of mobility pattern mining from trajectory data that can be applied to health outcomes
- Geospatial artificial intelligence (GeoAI) for supporting precision medicine
- Development of geospatial algorithms for Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions (JITAIs)
- Open source/low-cost sensor data for environmental measurements
- Assessments of dynamic exposures to hazardous, built, and social environments
- Real-time exposure monitoring utilizing GPS/GIS methods
- Visualization of dynamic exposures


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Wei Liu*, Michigan State University, Kimberly A. Clevenger, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Amber L. Person, Michigan State University, Karin Allor Pfeiffer, Michigan State University, Extent and Impact of Accelerometer Time Drift on Linkage with GPS Data for Physical Activity Research 13 9:35 AM
Presenter Jiannan Cai*, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Mei-Po Kwan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sensing real-time mood swings in reaction to noise by detecting focal change patterns in time series of individual noise exposure data 13 9:48 AM
Presenter Bita Minaravesh*, University of Southern California, Using Space-Time Regression to Model the Impact of Natural Environmental Determinants on Childhood Academic Performance 13 10:01 AM
Presenter Jiue-An Yang*, University of California - San Diego, Marta Jankowska, University of California - San Diego, Chad Spoon, University of California - San Diego, Steven Zamora, University of California - San Diego, Tarik Benmarhnia, University of California - San Diego, Bridging Environmental Exposure and Health Outcome: Methods for Quantifying Dynamic Exposure 13 10:14 AM
Presenter Suzanne Mavoa*, University of Melbourne, Marta M Jankowska, University of California, San Diego, Katie Crist, University of California, San Diego, Raphael Cuomo, University of California, San Diego, Calvin P Tribby, University of Hong Kong, Jiue-An Yang, University of California, San Diego, Steven Zamora, University of California, San Diego, Dorothy D Sears, Arizona State University, Loki Natarajan, University of California, San Diego, Using sensors to assess UV radiation dose and associations with Vitamin D 13 10:27 AM
Discussant Marta Jankowska University of California San Diego 10 10:40 AM

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