This course is only offered in English | Le cours est offert en anglais seulement

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Date: Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Time: 1:00-2:30 PM EST

Format: Webinar


Dr. Lindsay Galway, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor
Lakehead University

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Geographic Information Systems in Epidemiology and Public Health: A Tool for Integration and Innovation


Geographic information systems (GIS) are increasingly used in epidemiology and in public health research and practice. This webinar will provide participants with basic knowledge about GIS software, spatial data, and mapping relevant to epidemiology and public health. Specific examples of GIS application will be profiled drawing on recent Canadian and international research projects. These examples illustrate the value of GIS as a tool for visualisation, data transformation, and analysis and will inspire participants to use GIS in their own research and practice.

This webinar will cover the following topics:

  1. GIS basics
  2. What is a GIS?
  3. A brief history of mapping in public health

a. Types of data
b. Software

  1. Using GIS as a tool in epidemiology and public health research

a. Mapping and visualizing health outcomes
b. Exposure assessment
c. Analysis
d. Sampling

  1. The strengths of GIS for epidemiology and public health research
  2. Unique challenges and considerations when using spatial data and GIS
  3. Resources to build your skills

Recommended Readings:

Registration Fees:

Registration to the live webinar is now closed. Please contact us if you would like to access the recording and PDF slides of this webinar. Recording access fees are presented below.

Registration Type Recording Access Fee
Regular Registration, Non Member $99 CAD + HST
Regular Registration, CSEB Member Free
Student* Registration, Non Member $29 CAD + HST
Student* Registration, CSEB Member Free

*Student status awarded to any of the following:

  • Individual is currently enrolled full-time at a recognized post-secondary institution;
  • Individual holds a post-doctoral fellowship at a recognized post-secondary institution; or
  • Individual has recently (within the last year) graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution.

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