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Welcome to the 2016 GIS and Health Symposium! 
Mapping the Way to Healthy Communities
June 1-3, 2016 - Washington, DC

The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), in partnership with the American Public Health Association (APHA), is pleased to announce the 2016 GIS and Health Symposium. The theme for this year’s Symposium is “Mapping the Way to Healthy Communities”. Attend to discuss and share information about the important topics impacting the health of our communities worldwide and how GIS is being used as to facilitate decisions and action.

May 27 is the deadline to register at the discounted rate. Creating an attendee profile within Sched DOES NOT REGISTER you for the conference or specific workshops. You must register for the conference here

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Featured Speakers

avatar for Carrie Stokes

Carrie Stokes

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)


avatar for Rachel Abudu, MPH

Rachel Abudu, MPH

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
Global Cancer Project Map Data Analyst/Manager
avatar for Azmat Ali

Azmat Ali

SPADE Foundation
Director R&D
avatar for Randy Aviado, MPH

Randy Aviado, MPH

Thomas Jefferson University
Ph.D Student
avatar for Penny Black

Penny Black

Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
Rural Health Epidemiologist
avatar for Eugene Brusilovskiy, MUSA

Eugene Brusilovskiy, MUSA

Director, Laboratory on Geography, Mobility and Disability
Philadelphia, PA
avatar for Hui Xie, Ph.D Candidate

Hui Xie, Ph.D Candidate

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
PhD Candidate
avatar for Junyoung Choi, Ph.D.

Junyoung Choi, Ph.D.

Korea Land and Housing corp.
avatar for Dan Cole

Dan Cole

Smithsonian Institution
GIS Coordinator
avatar for Maria Vega Corredor

Maria Vega Corredor

University of The West Indies
PhD candidate
avatar for Frank  Curriero, PhD

Frank Curriero, PhD

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Associate Professor
avatar for Jacqueline Curtis, Ph.D.

Jacqueline Curtis, Ph.D.

Kent State University
Assistant Professor
avatar for Andrew Curtis, PhD

Andrew Curtis, PhD

Kent State University
Co-Director of GIS/Health & Hazards Lab
avatar for Nathalie DeMarcellis-Warin

Nathalie DeMarcellis-Warin

Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health
Visiting Scientist
avatar for Amber Dismer, MPH

Amber Dismer, MPH

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Health Scientist

Mighty Fine

American Public Health Association
Deputy Director, Center for Professional Development & Partnerships

Stephanie Foster, MPH, MA

Atlanta, GA
avatar for Fernando Jr. Garcia

Fernando Jr. Garcia

University of the Philippines Manila
Assistant Professor
avatar for Caitlin Gormley

Caitlin Gormley

Sayville High School
Student , Grade 11
avatar for Dave Grolling, MPSGIS

Dave Grolling, MPSGIS

GIS Strategist

Kellee Hanigan, DPT

Indiana State University
Assistant Professor

Wansoo Im, PhD

Meharry Medical College
Associate Professor

Bilal Iqbal

Sr. Scientific Officer
Punjab - Pakistan
avatar for Carla Jones

Carla Jones

Georgia Institute of Technology
Research Assistant
avatar for Hassan Karimi

Hassan Karimi

University of Pittsburgh
Professor and Director of the Geoinformatics Laboratory
avatar for Hugh Keegan

Hugh Keegan

Manager/Applications Prototype Lab
avatar for Jasmin Kim

Jasmin Kim

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Master's Student
avatar for Avat Kioumarsi, MPH

Avat Kioumarsi, MPH

Drexel University
Graduate Assistant

Donald Kostelec, AICP

Kostelec Planning
avatar for Amy R Krystosik, MPH

Amy R Krystosik, MPH

Kent State University College of Public Health
Graduate Assistant
avatar for Bernadette de Leon, GISP

Bernadette de Leon, GISP

Indiana University School of Public Health
PhD Student/IT Director

Jennifer Li

Association of County & City Health Officials
Director of Public Health Preparedness
avatar for Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, BVSc, MSc, MPH, MRCVS

Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, BVSc, MSc, MPH, MRCVS

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Director of Global Disaster Response
avatar for Theresa (Tari) Martin, GISP

Theresa (Tari) Martin, GISP

City of Laurel, Maryland
GIS Ananlyst, Dept. of IT
avatar for Annie McCabe

Annie McCabe

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
GIS Specialist
avatar for Russell McIntire, PhD, MPH

Russell McIntire, PhD, MPH

Thomas Jefferson University
Assistant Professor
avatar for Este Geraghty,  MD, MS, MPH, GISP

Este Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, GISP

Chief Medical Officer & Health Solutions Director
avatar for Steven Melly

Steven Melly

Dornsife School of Public Health Drexel University
GIS Analyst
avatar for Susanne Mitchell, MPH

Susanne Mitchell, MPH

Kent State University, College of Public Health
Doctoral Student
avatar for Faisal Mohammed

Faisal Mohammed

The University of the West Indies
Ph.D Student/Research Technician
avatar for Casey Morrell

Casey Morrell

East Tennessee State University
Research Assistant
avatar for Elizabeth Morris, GISP

Elizabeth Morris, GISP

JMT Technology Group
GIS Analyst

Rentonia Morton, MPA

American Cancer Society
Program Manager

Abdulkader Murad, Ph.D

Jeddah - Saudi Arabia
avatar for Jennifer Murray

Jennifer Murray

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)
avatar for Michelle Nichols, MS

Michelle Nichols, MS

National Association of County & City Health Officials
GIS Analyst, Pandemic & Catastrophic Preparedness
avatar for Charlene Nielsen

Charlene Nielsen

University of Alberta
Interdisciplinary PhD Candidate
avatar for Julie Obenauer, MHS

Julie Obenauer, MHS

East Tennessee State University
DrPH Candidate
avatar for Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger

Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger

Clark University
Associate Professor of GIS Science

Jacob Opadeyi, PhD, MBA, FRICS

The University of West Indies
Professor of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management
avatar for Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Account Manager
avatar for Joshua Pepper

Joshua Pepper

Medical Student and Researcher
Berkeley, CA
avatar for Jeff Pires, GISP

Jeff Pires, GISP

National Grid
Lead Analyst
avatar for Alyssa Randall

Alyssa Randall

Planning Communities, LLC
GIS Analyst/Environmental Planner
avatar for Jennifer Rankin, PhD

Jennifer Rankin, PhD

Senior Manager, Research and Product Services
avatar for Arthi Rao, MS

Arthi Rao, MS

American Cancer Society
Program Manager, Informatics & Doctoral Candidate
avatar for Latrice Rollins, Ph.D.

Latrice Rollins, Ph.D.

Morehouse School of Medicine
Assistant Director of Evaluation and Institutional Assessment
avatar for Marilyn O'Hara Ruiz, PhD

Marilyn O'Hara Ruiz, PhD

University of Illinois in Urbana
Medical Geographer
avatar for Liora Sahar

Liora Sahar

American Cancer Society
Director, Statistics and Evaluation Research Center
avatar for Laura Schuch, MPH

Laura Schuch, MPH

Kent State University, Akron Children's Hospital
Graduate Assistant - PhD Candidate
avatar for Benjamin Scott, MPH

Benjamin Scott, MPH

Data Coordinator/Epidemiologist
Data Coordinator/Epidemiologist
avatar for Timothy Shields

Timothy Shields

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Assistant Scientist
avatar for Ann Steedly

Ann Steedly

Planning Communities, LLC
Chief Operations Officer
avatar for Lisa Stevens

Lisa Stevens

Center for Global Health, National Cancer Institute
Head, Global Cancer Control Program
avatar for Dave Stinchcomb

Dave Stinchcomb

Senior Health Geographer
avatar for Justin Stoler, PhD, MPH

Justin Stoler, PhD, MPH

University of Miami
avatar for Zaria Tatalovich

Zaria Tatalovich

National Cancer Institute
Branch Chief, Data Quality, Analysis, & Interpretation Branch
avatar for Teresa Townsend

Teresa Townsend

Planning Communities

Thomas Veldman

Kent State University
Kent, OH
avatar for Jaclyn Verity

Jaclyn Verity

University of Miami
Undergraduate Student
avatar for Jennifer Woo

Jennifer Woo

Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health/University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PhD Student
avatar for Yuhao Wu

Yuhao Wu

Virginia Tech
Postdoctoral Fellow
avatar for Sulhee (Sunny) Yoon

Sulhee (Sunny) Yoon

Department of Urban and Regional Planning at University of Florida
Ph.D. Candidate
avatar for Pete Young, MA, GISP

Pete Young, MA, GISP

Vermont Dept. of Health
GIS Manager