Geographic Thinking and GIS for Global Health

October 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Avery Everhart, a PhD candidate in Population, Health and Place, presents a discussion and workshop on geographic thinking and geographic information science (GIS) with an emphasis on its use in global health for the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health Student Advisory Council.

In this “Lunch and Learn” event, Everhart will share how in global public health work, researchers often need to draw upon data and empirical research even when they foreground an analysis of cultural attitudes toward health and well-being. Participants will explore how geographic thinking and GIS can bridge cultural and empirical analyses of health inequalities around the world.

No prior GIS experience is required. Everhart will present space- versus place-based thinking, what GIS is and how it is used, and the basics of cartography and geovisualization.

To register for a Zoom meeting link, visit All are welcome.

Everhart’s dissertation work focuses on global transgender health and human rights. She is broadly interested in sexual and reproductive health and rights, spatial epidemiology, transgender studies, and the interactions between sociolegal and spatial determinants of health.

October 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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