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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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Thursday, June 2 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
The ABCs of Health Disparities

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The identification and response to spatially distributed health disparities using the application of GIS is an area of growing importance. This session features local, city and state level geospatial evaluations of disparities in health and access to health-supportive as well as resources that may be harmful to health outcomes.

Attendance at this session will offer 1.5 AICP credits, pending approval.
  • Alcohol Beverage Control, Privatization and the Spatial Distribution of Alcohol Outlets and Health and Social Disparities
    Steven Melly, GIS Analyst, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA United States
  • Using Global Positioning Systems and Spatio-Temporal Data Mining to Study Community Mobility and Participation of Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses
    Eugene Brusilovskiy,MUSA, Director, Laboratory on Geography, Mobility and Disability, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA United States
  • Gotta Go! A Case Study in Mapping Inclusive Facilities for A Diverse Community
    Jennifer Murray, Director Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center,  Student Life & Development, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States
    Jennifer Woo, PhD  Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States
    Hui Xie, Ph.D Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 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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Hui Xie, Ph.D Candidate

PhD Candidate, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Hui Xie is a 4th year PhD candidate of Public Health at UW-Milwaukee. She has been working with different minority health projects and research studies focusing on intersecting identities and LGBT health. She is currently working on four research projects involving transgender and gender nonconforming youth and tobacco-related disparities in LGB populations.
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Steven Melly

GIS Analyst, Dornsife School of Public Health Drexel University
I am using GIS to create neighborhood measures of the physical and social environment that can be used in studies of urban health. I have focused on the relationship between the built environment and physical activity and on exposure to air pollution.
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Jennifer Murray

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)
Jennifer Murray has served as a part of the professional staff leadership team for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) for over ten years.  Jennifer was elected to serve for two consecutive two-year terms (2009-2013) on the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals Executive Board.  Jennifer is currently pursing a Master's in... Read More →
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Jennifer Woo

PhD Student, Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health/University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Jennifer Woo is a third year PhD student in Public Health with a focus in Epidemiology at the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is interested in how the built environment over the lifecourse affects patterns of health outcomes. Her research includes the use of GIS to determine spatial patterns in health care practices and the utilization of public health resources among marginalized and... Read More →

Thursday June 2, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Franklin Park AB, Lobby Level

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