Intro GIS for Public Health

SPH EH 811

This course teaches principles and applications of Geographical Information Systems to analyze public health and climate data. Skills learned include basic mapping, creation and management of geospatial databases, raster and vector data structures, network-based spatial analyses, spatial statistics tools, and StoryMaps for presentations. Students develop a semester long project applying GIS skills to their field of interest, past topics included: climate change adaptation & mitigation, infectious disease transmission, health and health access disparities, sustainability studies, disaster preparedness, chronic disease epidemiology. The course includes lectures and computer lab exercises, uses ArcGIS software, and requires computer access, either personal or in the computer lab.

FALL 2022 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Tieskens INS 1105 F 10:00 am-12:50 pm MED Campus

Note that this information may change at any time. Please visit the Student Link for the most up-to-date course information.