Spatial Health

Spatial Health applies geographical thinking and spatial representation to epidemiology, population health and health services. Spatial Health uses core geographic concepts to identify patterns of disease, optimize access to health services, uncover local and global health inequities and detect environmental influences on health status. Some Spatial Health approaches integrate human and physical geography as well as GIScience to enhance existing understandings of health and health care. Members of the Spatial Health cluster are using qualitative research in human geography, GIS, remote sensing and climate change data to create a truly inter-disciplinary approach to Spatial Health.

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