Leveraging Advances in Remote Geospatial Technologies to Inform Precision Environmental Health Decisions: A Workshop

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Online

Date:

Apr 14 2021, 11:00 AM - Apr 15 2021, 3:30 PM EST

Description

By presenting environmental health data in a spatial context, geospatial technologies can provide insight on the spread of pollution and disease, help to identify at-risk populations, and monitor environmental health trends.

Join this free, virtual workshop organized by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to explore how advances in the resolution of geospatial technologies could inform “precision environmental health” — targeted public health interventions that reach the right populations at the right time.

Invited presenters and panelists will highlight the breadth of available geospatial technologies and how they can be applied to understanding environmental health risk. Speakers will also discuss how geospatial advances could help address issues of environmental justice and direct responses to environmental disasters.

Keynote remarks will be given by Marie Lynn Miranda, Charles and Jill Fischer Provost and Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Notre Dame.

Workshop participants will also hear from Rick Woychik, Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program, and from Melissa Perry, Professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.

A series of three video primers on background information pertinent to the workshop’s presentations and discussions will be shared prior to the workshop to enhance discussions among participants from diverse fields.

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Questions? Contact Jessica De Mouy.