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Wednesday, October 10 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Fight the Bite: Planning and Modeling for Vector-borne Diseases - AICP/CM Approved 1.5

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These presentations will focus on the use of GIS in emergency planning and modeling vector-borne disease, including vulnerable populations.

  • Using Data, GIS and Spatial Analysis to Inform Public Health Emergency Planning
    Elizabeth Rubin, Epidemiologist, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA
    Regan Maas, PhD, Associate Professor, Center for Geospatial Science and Technology, Northridge, CA
  • Making Meaning of Models – How Spatial Views of Vectors and Diseases Inform Public Health
    Marilyn O'Hara Ruiz, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
    Benjamin Ghansah, Ph.D Student, University of Miami, Carol Gables, FL 

    Qian Huang, Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
  • Outbreak! A GIS Public Health Response Ready Cycle: Going from Surveillance to Response and Recovery
    Justine Blanford, Associate Professor, Penn State University, State College, PA

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Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Business Development Manager, Avineon
Wendy Peloquin, GISP is a Business Development Manager at Avineon with over 15 years of industry experience. She earned a B.S. in Geography and a Certificate in GIS from UGA and a Masters degree in GIS Administration from the UWF.  Wendy is an active member of URISA International... Read More →

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Justine Blanford

Associate Professor, Penn State University
Dr. Justine Blanford has over 20 years of experience in the GIScience field. Her research is based on theoretical geographic information science concepts where she uses GIS, big datasets, novel data and technologies along with a variety of spatial and statistical analysis methods... Read More →
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Benjamin Ghansah

Ph.D Student, University of Miami
Benjamin is a PhD student at the University of Miami, under the Abess Center's Environmental Science and Policy program. He has over 10 years experience in GIS and Remote Sensing with applications in inland water, ecosystems mapping, landcover and health. His current research focuses... Read More →
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Qian Huang

Research Support Specialist, University of Miami
Qian Huang has a Master degree in Public Administration and a GIS certificate from University of Miami, and she is doing her second master in geography and regional studies. Her research topic is Hurricane Irma influences on mosquito population dynamics in Miami-Dade County Florida... Read More →
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Regan Maas, Ph.D

Associate Professor; Associate Director, Center for Geospatial Science & Technology
Dr. Regan Maas is Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, as well as Associate Director of the Center for Geospatial Science and Technology, at California State University Northridge. She has over twenty years of experience working in the geospatial industry and... Read More →
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Elizabeth Rubin

Epidemiologist, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
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