Presented by Dr. Arrianna Planey, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, as part of GIS Day @ IU 2020.
There is growing interest in geographic information science and spatial analysis in public health research and practice, with emphasis on place-based interventions. However, given the spatialization of social inequity, these tools and methods can be used to reproduce the status quo if we do not critically apply spatial thinking when we use spatial methods and tools for public health problems. In this talk, I impress the importance of place for public health and discuss potential remedies and directions.
This presentation was part of GIS Day @ IU in November 2020, and was co-sponsored by the IU Libraries (and its sub-unit, Government Information, Maps and Microform Services), the IU School of Public Health, the IU Cultural Studies Program, the IU Media School, and the IU Department of Information and Library Services.