This is a library resource guide for GIS.There are several departments on campus which use GIS. They include but are not limited to Geography, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, History, Biological Sciences and Economics.
The main objective of the NHIS is to monitor the health of the United States population through the collection and analysis of data on a broad range of health topics. A major strength of this survey lies in the ability to categorize these health characteristics by many demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. ...
BenMAP-CE is a open-source software program that calculates the number and economic value of air pollution-related deaths and illnesses. It incorporates a database that includes many of the concentration-response relationships, population files, and health and economic data needed to quantify these impacts. This is the Community Edition.
In the Library's Collections
GIS and Public Health are scattered between Baker/Berry Library and Dana Biomedical Library. Check the online catalog to verify an item's location and call number.
Basic Biostatistics is a concise introduction to biostatistics for both undergraduates and graduates in various fields of public health. The book will include strong coverage of biostatistical principles and focuses on common types of data encountered in public health and biomedical fields.
A thrilling account of the worst cholera outbreak in Victorian London and a brilliant exploration of how Dr John Snow's solution revolutionised the way people think about disease, cities, science and the modern world. This is an endlessly fascinating and compelling account of the summer of 1854, from the microbial level to the macro-urban-theory level, including, most importantly, the human level.
Health care executives and managers will get a closer look at how to use geographic information systems (GIS) to improve patient care, better manage their facilities, and increase their market share with this book. GIS is already used to monitor the spread of disease, assign patients to the nearest facility, and display injuries on a map of the human body. This book uses a dozen case studies, ranging from federal institutions and state public health departments to private care providers, to explain how the program was implemented and to report the results.
This clear and accessible text helps public health professionals gain a solid understanding of geographic information system technology; what it is, how it works, and how it shapes their careers. Using examples drawn from public health practice, the author fully explains this exciting technological development.
Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping, and Medicine is a comprehensive survey of the technology of mapping and its relationship to the battle against disease. This look at medical mapping advances the argument that maps are not merely representations of spatial realities but a way of thinking about relationships between viral and bacterial communities, human hosts, and the environments in which diseases flourish. ...
This book provides a practical guide to the design and implementation of health information systems in developing countries. Noting that most existing systems fail to deliver timely reliable and relevant information the book responds to the urgent need to restructure systems and make them work as both a resource for routine decisions and a powerful tool for improving health services.
This authoritative reference volume emphasizes the importance and interrelationships of geological processes to the health and diseases of humans and animals. Its accessible format fosters better communication between the health and geoscience communities by elucidating the geologic origins and flow of toxic elements in the environment that lead to human exposure through the consumption of food and water. ...
The applications of geographic information systems (GIS) in health are diverse and extensive. This work presents a sampling of the many applications utilizing GIS in the field of health. Topics covered include a look at how GISs are changing the face of cancer research.
Geographic Information Systems and Public Health: Eliminating Perinatal Disparityis designed to introduce a community health group to the potential of using a geographic information system (GIS) to improve birth outcomes. Chapters in this book provide an overview of why geography is important in the investigation of health, the importance of the four main components of a GIS (data input, manipulation, analysis and visualization), how important neighborhood context is when using a GIS, and the general differences found between urban and rural health environments.
Although much has been written on evidence-based policy making, this is the first volume to address the potential of GIS in this arena. GIS and Evidence-Based Policy Making covers the development of new methodological approaches, emphasizing the identification of spatial patterns in social phenomena. It examines organizational issues, including the development of new tools for policy making.