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Urban Health Summer Institute - GIS for Urban Health
Start Date: 6/29/2019Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Date: 6/29/2019End Time: 4:30 PM
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Please note this course takes place over three days (Friday 1:30-5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-4:30pm). The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to assess or evaluate urban health challenges, and potential solutions, with a focus on the Philadelphia context. Students are expected to have some prior experience with GIS and be familiar with acquiring spatial data, data management, symbolizing features and making maps, and data coordinate and projection systems.

Through hands-on exercises based on local case studies, students will gain practice in assessing the relationship between aspects of our environments (e.g. housing, transportation, food/nutrition, crime, chemical pollution, parks, and vegetation) and health in Philadelphia. Students will gain practice in using tools such as spatial joins, buffer analyses, spatial overlays and interpolation with both vector and raster data, in combination with basic statistics to answer urban health research questions.

Instructor: Michelle Kondo, PhD, research social scientist at the United States Department of Agriculture.

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Contact Information:
Name: Sarah Greer
Email: uhc@drexel.edu
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3215 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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