Applying GIS to Public Health Research, Practice, and Public Policy

Posted by University of Pennsylvania on May 4, 2015

2015 GIS Summer Institute

GIS and Public Health
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.

Dates & Times
Wednesday, June 10th – Friday, June 12th

Lecture: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lab: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lecture: UPenn School of Nursing, Fagin Hall, Room 218, 418 Curie Blvd.

Lab: Van Pelt Library, Goldstein Electronic Classroom room 114, 3420 Walnut Street

Full institute: $850
Lectures only: $450

Please contact
Liz Devietti at

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