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ONU presents Geographers Speaking on Health Vulnerability

Jan 26, 2010

Ohio Northern University will host a lecture by geographers Andrew Curtis and Jacqueline W. Mills in the McIntosh Center Ballroom on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m.

Titled “GIS, Geospatial Technologies and Health: Updating John Snow,” this presentation is co-sponsored by Phi Beta Delta International Forum, Gamma Theta Upsilon International Geography Honor Society, and the Department of History, Politics, and Justice. It will address the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in health-related issues such as health vulnerability, disaster evacuation, disaster recovery, urban health analysis and personal confidentiality in media.

Curtis is in the Department of Geography at the University of Southern California. Prior to this, he was director of the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center for Remote Sensing and GIS for Public Health at Louisiana State University. His research interests are centered around the geography of health, with a particular emphasis on spatial analysis, GIS and geospatial technology.

Mills is in the Department of Geography at the California State University at Long Beach. Her research interests are focused around Geographic Information Science (GISc) approaches to the study of natural disasters, particularly how places recover from these events and how people modify their environment to become disaster-resilient.

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