This CDC map of heart disease prevalence among men, 35+, by county shows the intersection of health and GIS

How can GIS data improve health?

The third in the Health Informatics Institute’s Seminar Series features the University of Georgia’s Lan Mu discuss how geographic information system (GIS) methods can be used to improve public health. GIS  is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data, and its uses in the age of informatics is invaluable.

Join us on November 2 at 12:00 p.m. in room 241 Russell Hall on the Health Sciences Campus for Dr. Mu’s presentation entitled, “GIScience for Health and the Environment: Working with data from Social and Physical Environments to Social Media.”

Mu, Lan is a professor of geography at the University of Georgia.  Her research interests include GIScience for health and the environment, spatial analysis and modeling, computational geometry, cartography and geovisualization.  She also serves as the program coordinator of UGA’s undergraduate and graduate GIScience Certificate Programs.