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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 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
At the Intersection of Transportation and Health

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Planning and public health professionals have increasingly focused on the linkages between transportation and health. Presentations from this session will dive into the finer details of how GIS can support ADA reviews, pedestrian safety studies and bike share suitability analyses and highlight a multi-year collaboration between USDOT and CDC to create the “Transportation and Health Tool” to inform policy decisions and promote local exploration into the data behind the tool.

Attendance at this session will offer 1.5 AICP credits, pending approval

  • Roadway Intersection Characteristics and Pedestrian Safety: Are They Related?
    Jasmin Kim, Master's Student, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA United States
  • Transitioning to ArcGIS Online: ADA Curb Ramp Inspection Program
    Elizabeth Morris, GISP, GIS Analyst, JMT Technology Group, Washington, DC United States
  • Geographic Analysis of the Philadelphia Indego Bike Share Program by Various Transportation Demographics
    Randy Aviado, MPH, Student, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA United States
  • The Transportation and Health Tool: Establishing Measures and Data to Support Planning, Policy Decisions to Integrate Transportation and Health
    Ann Steedly, Chief Operations Officer, Planning Communities, LLC, Raleigh, NC


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Teresa Townsend

CEO, Planning Communities
Ms. Townsend has 22 years of experience and extensive knowledge in multidisciplinary background in community, environmental and transportation planning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and socio-economic and demographic analysis. She is an active leader in the integration of GIS tools in planning applications, educating policy makers and leaders and promoting planning and GIS integration across various industries. Teresa is a founding... Read More →

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Randy Aviado, MPH

Ph.D Student, Thomas Jefferson University
Randy Aviado is originally from Dover, Delaware.  He graduated from Georgetown University in 2013 with a degree in Chemistry.  During his undergraduate career, he co-founded the Global Medical Brigade chapter at Georgetown, an organization committed to providing sustainable healthcare to rural communities in Honduras, Panama, and Ghana.  He is now pursuing a Masters of Public Health from Thomas Jefferson University.  His... Read More →
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Jasmin Kim

Master's Student, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Jasmin Kim is a second year student in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program at UCLA concentrating in transportation planning and design & development. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and Planning from UC San Diego and she spent some time in the past assisting various redevelopment and non-profit agencies (i.e. City of San Diego and Los Angeles).
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Elizabeth Morris, GISP

GIS Analyst, JMT Technology Group
Elizabeth Morris is a GIS Analyst with the JMT Technology Group in Washington, DC and an MPH candidate at George Mason University.
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Ann Steedly

Chief Operations Officer, Planning Communities, LLC
Ann Steedly is a founding partner with Planning Communities, a women-owned multi-disciplinary planning firm. She has 20 years of experience managing infrastructure, environmental and socioeconomic studies. Ann has expertise in multimodal transportation, community and recreational planning, Title VI and Environmental Justice and has led research, training, process improvements and projects for state Departments of Transportation, FHWA, National... Read More →

Friday June 3, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Farragut Square, Lower Level

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