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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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Friday, June 3 • 8:30am - 10:00am
The Effects of Crime and Place

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It has long been established that place matters with respect to the opportunity for crime and the response to crime when it occurs. Presentations in this session will explore how geospatial data can provide robust information about the places crime occurs and the sometimes subtle contextual factors that contribute to crime, as well as the resources available to those most vulnerable to its effects.

Attendance at this session will offer 1.5 AICP credits, pending approval
  • Context and Spatial Nuance inside a Neighborhood's Drug Hotspot:  Implications for the Crime-Health Nexus
    Curtis, PhD, Full Professor,Kent State University, Kent, OH United States
  • Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Comprehensive Intimate Partner Violence Services in Miami-Dade County, Florida
    Jaclyn Verity, Undergraduate Student, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL United States
  • Fine Scale Built Environment Changes and the Impact on Crime: Holy Cross Neighborhood, New Orleans, LA 2011-2015
    Thomas Veldman, Kent State University, Kent, OH United States

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Andrew Curtis, PhD

Co-Director of GIS/Health & Hazards Lab, Kent State University
Andrew Curtis is the current Co-Director of the GIS | Health & Hazards Lab at Kent State University and is a former Director of the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center for Remote Sensing and GIS for Public Health. His work employs geospatial technologies and geographic information system (GIS) analysis to support neighborhood scale intervention strategies designed to reduce health disparities. 


Thomas Veldman

Kent, OH, Kent State University
PhD Candidate in Geography at Kent State with a research focus on GIS, Crime, and Urban, Health and Medical Geographies.
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Jaclyn Verity

Undergraduate Student, University of Miami
Jaclyn Verity is an Undergraduate Student at the University of Miami, studying Health Geographics and Religious Studies. Her research interests include women's health, maternal and child health, and urban planning.

Friday June 3, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Farragut Square, Lower Level

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