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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
Patterns of Community Health and Wellbeing

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Session presentations will highlight the use of GIS to examine the intersection of health and socio-geographic factors. GIS-based evaluations are supporting the identification of differences in health outcomes associated with variations in the availability of community resources and social capital.

Attendance at this session will offer:
1.5 AICP credits, pending approval
1.5 CPH credits, pending NBPHE approval.


  • The Relationship Between Resource Availability and Accessibility with Community Participation Among Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses
    Eugene Brusilovskiy, MUSA, Director, Laboratory on Geography, Mobility and Disability, Temple University,Philadelphia, PA United States
  • Using a Rurality Classification System to Support Resource Allocation and Decision Making
    Rentonia
    Morton, MPA, Program Manager,  American Cancer Society,Atlanta, GA United States
    Liora Sahar, PHD, GISP, American Cancer Society, Atlanta
    , GA United States
    Kenneth Portier, MS, PHD,
    American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA United States
  • Using GIS for Research
    Latrice Rollins, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Evaluation and Institutional Assessment,
    Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA United States

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Eugene Brusilovskiy, MUSA

Philadelphia, PA, Director, Laboratory on Geography, Mobility and Disability
Eugene Brusilovskiy is currently the Director of Data Analytics at the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion. He also directs the Laboratory on Geography, Mobility and Disability at Temple University. Eugene holds a Masters Degree in Urban Spatial Analytics from the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include the use of innovative technologies and analytical tools to examine the predictors of various psychosocial... Read More →
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Rentonia Morton, MPA

Program Manager, American Cancer Society
Rentonia Morton is a Program Manager in the Statistics & Evaluation Center (SEC), located at the national headquarters of the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, Georgia. In her role she serves as the lead for providing evaluation support to cancer prevention and survivorship programs, and serves as a member of the department’s Geographic Information System (GIS) team which actively explores how to use spatial analysis to better understand... Read More →
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Latrice Rollins, Ph.D.

Assistant Director of Evaluation and Institutional Assessment, Morehouse School of Medicine
Latrice Rollins is a social worker and evaluation generalist.  She provides evaluation management and support for academic and community-based programs focused on public health workforce development programs, and reducing health disparities in various areas, including behavioral health, sexual health, and chronic disease.  She has also worked for and evaluated healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood programs.  She served as... Read More →
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Liora Sahar

Director, Statistics and Evaluation Research Center, American Cancer Society
Liora Sahar, PhD, is a Director within the Statistics & Evaluation Research Center at the American Cancer Society, and serves as adjunct faculty in GA-Tech, teaching GIS and Remote Sensing. The focus of her work within society programs is to engage in geospatial research with application to ACS mission, income and to inform decision making. As a geodetic engineer and a GIS Professional (GISP) she leads a team that also supports daily activities... Read More →



Friday June 3, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Lafayette Park, 2nd Floor

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