GIS, Public Health and COVID-19

November 02, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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The online USC Graduate Programs in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) presents a discussion on how the public health community is using geographic information science (GIS) to understand and respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

The speakers from the USC Spatial Sciences Institute will be Robert O. Vos, Ph.D., GISP, assistant professor (teaching) of spatial sciences and director of graduate studies, and Rima Habre, Sc.D., associate professor of clinical preventive medicine and spatial sciences with the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Habre is a principal investigator with the MADRES (Maternal and Developmental Risks from Environmental and Social Stressors) Center which has published an interactive StoryMap highlighting disparity patterns with COVID-19.

Habre will share the MADRES Center findings of strong disparities along racial and ethnic lines with incidences of COVID-19.

Moderating the discussion will be Tom Sabey, enrollment counselor for USC’s online graduate GIS programs. Sabey also will answer questions about the GIS programs and the application process.

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November 02, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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