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Modern Health GIS – Supporting the spectrum from understanding to action

March 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Department of Community Health Sciences and the O’Brien Institute for Public Health present:

Modern Health GIS – Supporting the spectrum from understanding to action

Maps and spatial analysis are delivering greater understanding across health disciplines and increasing awareness of impacted populations and resources needs. Planning tools, mobile tools, real-time monitoring and new communication tools in applied health geography help move organizations from understanding to data-driven action. This presentation will review the range of modern tools and methods in geographic information systems (GIS) technology for health.


  • Learners will gain an appreciation for the range of applications for applied health geography.
  • Learners will be able to apply a logical workflow model to various spatial problems.
  • Learners will discover how spatial overlay can support consensus in policy decisions.

Speaker Biography:

Dr. Geraghty is the Chief Medical Officer at Esri, developer of the world’s most powerful mapping and analytics platform. She leads business development in Health and Human Services and is passionate about delivering value thru a geographic approach. Formerly a Deputy Director with the California Department of Public Health, she led the state’s open data initiative. She also served as Associate Professor at the University of California Davis, conducting research on geographic approaches to health policy and community development. In addition to degrees in Medicine, Medical Informatics and Public Health, Dr. Geraghty is also a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP).


March 26
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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OBrien Institute For Public Health