Special Issue "GIS and Spatial Modelling for Environmental Epidemiology"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Over the past 20 years, a major advancement in the field of environmental epidemiology has been the use of spatial methods and geographic information systems (commonly known as GIS) to evaluate environmental hazards and health. Understanding where events occur is often invaluable for identifying why a disease takes place and who might be at risk. Maps provide unique tools to both generate hypotheses and disseminate information to the public, investigators, and policy makers. With developments in computing, GIS methods and spatial methods have allowed us to explore public health questions in new and innovative fashions. Topics such as the health effects of greenspace and land use regression methods for air pollution prediction would not have been possible without GIS and spatial statistics. Climate and health effects research heavily relies on spatial data to identify regions at greatest risk for future change. GIS has further played a major role in the advancement of health disparities research and understanding inequities in health-related outcomes and exposures. These examples represent just a few of the public health issues that have been advanced through GIS applications.
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) will highlight public health research that incorporates or applies GIS and spatial modeling for environmental epidemiology applications. Research papers, reviews, case reports, introduction of applied spatial methods, and conference papers are welcome to this issue. Papers that use GIS or spatial methods to address health disparities and climate change research are welcomed. Other manuscript types accepted include methodological papers, position papers, brief reports, and commentaries.
Dr. Jesse D. Berman
Manuscript Submission Information
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- geographic information systems (GIS)
- spatial analysis
- environmental epidemiology