University of Pennsylvania

2017 Summer Institute: GIS and Public health

Posted on May 29, 2017

Applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Public Health Research, Practice, and Public Policy

By the end of the 3-day Institute, participants will be able to:

  • Understand a broad range of ways that Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be applied to public health research, practice, and public policy
  • Critically analyze maps and research results developed using GIS
  • Learn how to create and analyze thematic maps, geocode addresses, and conduct basic queries
  • Implement a variety of field data collection methods used in GIS such as handheld GPS technology
  • Develop individual research agendas which incorporate GIS methods

Please visit our website for more information.


Wednesday, June 14 – Friday, June 16, 2017
Full Institute: $850
Full Institute (student): $450

Lecture: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Lecture Location: Fagin Hall Room 203
Lab: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Lab Location: UDAL Lab, 108 McNeil Building

Lectures only: $450
Lectures only (student): $225


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