GIS and Spatial Tools for Infectious Disease Research | Duke Kunshan University
GIS and Spatial Tools for Infectious Disease Research
Speaker: 
Dr. Paul Lantos

Duke University School of Medicine

Nov 16th 2016 12:00 to 13:00
Room 1079, Academic Building

Summary of Talk:

Geographic information systems (GIS) is a digital technology used for the display and analysis of geographic data. GIS and spatial statistical techniques allow investigators to identify disease clusters and to study how environmental exposures, demographic variables, and the built human environment affect disease risk. GIS also allows researchers to produce scientific maps, which are a powerful type of data visualization. In this talk Dr. Lantos will introduce GIS technology and present several research studies that illustrate different types of spatial analysis.

 

Brief Biography:

Dr. Lantos is a faculty member in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, General Internal Medicine, and Global Health at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Lantos uses geographic information systems and spatial statistical models to study spatial patterns of infectious diseases. He is currently conducting studies of congenital cytomegalovirus, Lyme disease, influenza, and dengue fever. Dr. Lantos received his Medical Degree from the University of Connecticut, completed a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Harvard Medical School, and received a Master’s Degree in Geographic Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University.