On behalf of AAG, the Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, and the Asian Geography Specialty Group, I would like to announce two virtual COVID-19 panels that will be held next week. Each panelist will speak for 5 minutes, followed by a Q&A. We hope you can join!
Panel 1: Socio-economic Burdens and Policy Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 6th – 12:30 PM / 2:00 PM (MDT)
Description: Reactive policies to manage the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has had wide-ranging impacts on the social and economic burdens faced by populations worldwide. This panel will discuss the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on economic and public health outcomes.
Dr. Irene Casas (Lousiana Tech University)
Dr. Joseph Oppong (University of North Texas)
Dr. Jonathan Mayer (University of Washington)
Dr. Jung Won Sonn (University College London)
Dr. Eric Carter (Macalester College)
Dr. Michael Emch (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Dr. Michael Widener (University of Toronto)
Panel 2: Data & Methodological Challenges for the Geospatial Analysis of the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 10th – 8:00 AM / 9:30 AM (MDT)
Description: Geographers and spatial scientists can play a vital role in understanding COVID-19. However, current research is likely to be data driven due to the fluidity of the pandemic. This panel will discuss the data and methodological challenges that we currently face in spatially-explicitly studies of COVID-19.
Dr. Mei-Po Kwan (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Dr. Michael Desjardins (Johns Hopkins University)
Dr. Xun Shi (Dartmouth College)
Dr. Meifang Li (Dartmouth College)
Dr. Eric Delmelle (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Dr. Sadie Ryan (University of Florida)
Dr. Tzai-Hung Wen (National Taiwan University)
The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
(IJERPH, ISSN 1660-4601) is an online, open access journal in the
interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public
health. IJERPH is covered by leading indexing services, including PubMed
(Medline), the Social Sciences Citation Index and the Science Citation
Index Expanded (Web of Science). Full-text articles are also available
through PubMed Central. The 2018 Impact Factor for IJERPH is 2.468.
We are very grateful for IJERPH’s support throughout the years and we strongly encourage everyone to consider them as a potential outlet to publish your research.
We are delighted to share that the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph
) is continuing to sponsor the poster competition for the Geospatial Health Research Poster session at the 2020 AAG Annual meeting. IJERPH is an open access journal with an impact factor of 2.468 (2020). The journal publishes articles concerning a wide range of environmental, geospatial and public health topics with submission paths both via topical collections and stand-alone articles.
The poster competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students. Three awards of $500, $300, and $200 will be presented to top scoring posters in each category (graduate and undergraduate). If you would like to participate in this competition, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line HMGSG Poster Competition. The due date is February 11, 2020. Please include the following information:
The University of Central Florida seeks a post‐doctoral scientist to conduct research at the intersection of public health, environmental hazards, and social vulnerability. This is a full‐time (12 month) position, with an expected start date as soon as possible, but no later than January 2019. The successful candidate will assume a lead role in the quantitative and geospatial analysis of demographic and health impacts, community health, and public health risk assessments. The research will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Christopher T. Emrich, Dr. Kim Anderson, and Dr. Matt Nobles at the University of Central Florida. The work falls within a research agenda of investigating public health, behavioral health, and healthcare impacts to individuals, communities, and counties with respect to social vulnerability and how society can better apply science to healthcare decision making.
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The AAG Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group (HMGSG) is looking for nominations to fill upcoming vacancies. This year we are seeking nominations for the following positions and will hold elections during the 2018 AAG annual meeting in New Orleans:
– 1 Vice-Chair
– 1 At-Large Board Member
– 1 Graduate Student Board Member
The Vice-Chair serves a one-year term and transitions to Chair in the second year. The At-Large and Student board members each serve a two-year term.
All HMGSG members are eligible and encouraged to nominate candidates (HMGSG members only) for these positions. Self-nominations are accepted. Before your nomination, please contact the nominee to assure they are willing and available to serve if elected. Attendance at the AAG meeting by nominees is not required but is encouraged.
If you are interested in serving in any of these positions, please send an email to Kirsten Beyer (email@example.com) indicating the position of interest and a half-page bio for circulation to the membership at the HMGSG business meeting. The deadline for submissions is April 2, 2018. Please use “Nomination for HMGSG positions” as the subject of your email. Your half-page bio-sketch should include your full name, title and degree, institution, and research and teaching interests. Nominees will be invited to introduce themselves to the membership at the HMGSG Business Meeting directly prior to the election. Nominations and introductions can also be made in person at the meeting directly prior to the election, but bios for these candidates will not be circulated.
Thank you for your support of the HMGSG Specialty Group.
Abstract Submission Deadline: October 25, 2018
Sponsored by the Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers
The Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group (HMGSG) of AAG invites current undergraduate and graduate students to submit their work to the specialty group’s annual Peter Gould Student Paper Competition. The competition is meant to promote written scholarship by students across the field. A $100 prize will be awarded in each of two categories: 1) undergraduate students, and 2) graduate students (Master’s and Doctoral).
Please see attachment below for complete details!
Call for Papers
If you are interested in joining this session, please email your PIN, title, abstract, and contact information to the following organizers: Michael R. Desjardins (UNC-Charlotte; firstname.lastname@example.org) and Alexander Hohl (UNC-Charlotte; email@example.com). Please note that we will not accept submissions after the AAG deadline.
Advanced computational capabilities that emerged through continuous technological development have transformed many scientific disciplines, including the domain of health and medical geography. Today, scientists tackle computational challenges that used to be virtually impossible to solve, because 1) our ability to collect and store health-related data has improved substantially, and 2) analytical methods for solving scientific problems can now be applied on a massive scale. Therefore, the spatiotemporal analysis and modelling of health-related issues has experienced and driven fundamental changes.
The goal of this session is to create a platform for presenting and stimulating discussion about: accomplishments and remaining challenges of intersecting health and medical geography with cyberinfrastructure within a spatiotemporal context.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
1. Disease Mapping: spatial and/or spatiotemporal analysis and visualization;
2. Disparities in health care accessibility;
3. Stochastic methods for assessing the significance of observed disease patterns;
4. Spatially explicit disease modeling (retrospective or prospective);
5. The use of cyber-enabled technologies (e.g., high performance computing, cloud computing) to analyze complex and massive spatiotemporal data for the discovery of relationships between health and environment.
Sponsor Groups: Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group, Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group, Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group
Discussant: Dr. Xun Shi (Dartmouth)