Geospatial Health Symposium 10: Infectious Diseases in Asia: Linking the Geography of Eco-Health, Environment- Ecology, and Epidemiology

Type: Virtual Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group
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Day: 4/10/2021
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:15 AM (PST)
Room: Virtual 8
Organizers: Daniel Yonto, Yanjia Cao
Chairs: Daniel Yonto

Call for Submissions

This session welcomes submissions that address one of the following topics focusing on Asia:

- Disease ecologies of the hosts
- Environmental and/or social determinants of disease transmissions
- Spatial analysis and modeling of disease risks
- Landscape influences on the spatial variation in disease incidences
- Innovative approaches to investigate human behavior and disease transmission

If interested, please email your name, organization, talk title, abstract of 250 words or less to, and PIN to Daniel Yonto (dyonto@georgiasouthern.edu) or Yanjia Cao (yanjiac@stanford.edu) by November 30, 2020.


Description

Infectious disease research recognizes that the movement of humans through space and time has a direct impact on disease transmission. Factors affecting the spatial distributions of pathogens, hosts, and vectors, and their likelihood of close encountering, are thus critical for understanding the dynamics of diseases. Major factors contributing to the proliferation of diseases include: worldwide rapid population expansion, urbanization, and globalization of markets. These factors coupled with new modes of human transportation could have facilitated the dissemination of both people and disease. Moreover, the effects of climate change are expected to dramatically increase the global incidence and geographic locations of infectious disease transmission. Our session will examine the ecology, epidemiology and geography of infectious diseases, with a special focus on Asia. Topics include:

- Disease ecologies of the hosts
- Environmental and/or social determinants of disease transmissions
- Spatial analysis and modeling of disease risks
- Landscape influences on the spatial variation in disease incidences
- Innovative approaches to investigate human behavior and disease transmission


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Yanjia Cao*, University of California - San Diego, Nathan Lo, University of California, San Francisco, Jason Andrews, Stanford University, Jacob John, Christian Medical College, Gagandeep Kang, Christian Medical College, Arun Karthikeyan, Christian Medical College, Swathi Krishna, Christian Medical College, Reshma Raju, Christian Medical College, Chella Sindhu, Christian Medical College, Manikandan Srinivasan, Christian Medical College, Tess Ryckman, Stanford University, Geospatial estimation of typhoid incidence in India 15 8:00 AM
Presenter Yao Li*, Center for Geospatial Information Science, Department of Geographical Sciences University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, Kathleen Stewart, Center for Geospatial Information Science, Department of Geographical Sciences University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, Understanding the population risk from malaria using human mobility 15 8:15 AM
Presenter Hongwei Jiang*, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Daniel Anthony Yonto, Department of Geology and Geography, Georgia Southern University, Lin Lin, Lin Lin, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, A novel method using GPS and Accelerometer devices to pin-point open defecation: a pilot study in rural Lao PDR 15 8:30 AM
Presenter Varun Goel*, UNC Chapel Hill, Michael Emch, UNC Chapel Hill, Spillovers and Risk Substitution in Public Health Interventions: A case study of Deep Tubewell Interventions and Diarrheal Disease in Rural Bangladesh 15 8:45 AM
Presenter Shreejana Bhattarai*, University of Florida, Sadie Ryan, University of Florida, Jason Blackburn, University of Florida, Spatio-temporal patterns of malaria in Nepal from 2005 to 2018: a country progressing towards malaria elimination 15 9:00 AM

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