GIS and Public Health by Ellen K. CromleyGIS and Public Health by Ellen K. Cromley

GIS and Public Health

byEllen K. Cromley, Sara L. McLaffertyEditorEllen K. Cromley

Hardcover | September 20, 2011

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"A much-needed introduction to GIS for students, faculty, and professionals preparing to research or practice in public health. The second edition illustrates many new developments in the use of geospatial data, including spatial analysis methods now widely available on the Internet. It defines the terminology of GIS and shows how spatial analysis methods are used to understand and improve health. International in scope, the book covers mapping of disease rates, access to health services, environmental hazards and their health effects, diffusion of infectious diseases, community influences on health behavior, and the ecology of vector-borne diseases."-Gerard Rushton, Department of Geography, University of Iowa
Ellen K. Cromleyis Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington. Previously, she was Professor of Geography at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. Dr. Cromley's research is primarily concerned with geographical patterns of health and di...
Title:GIS and Public HealthFormat:HardcoverDimensions:503 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:September 20, 2011Publisher:Guilford PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1609187504

ISBN - 13:9781609187507

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Geographic Information Systems2. Spatial Data3. Spatial Databases for Public Health4. Mapping Health Information5. Analyzing Spatial Clustering of Health Events6. Analyzing Environmental Hazards7. Analyzing the Risk and Spread of Infectious Diseases8. Exploring the Ecology of Vector-Borne Disease9. Analyzing Access to Health Services10. Locating Health Services11. Health Disparities12. Public Participation GIS and Community Health