Geospatial Analysis: Distributing Resources and Interventions at a Subnational Level

Sunday, February 19, 2017: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room 309 (Hynes Convention Center)
Peter Gething, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Scientists use geospatial analysis to improve the spatial resolution at which we map diseases globally, empowering policymakers to make better decisions about allocating resources and prioritizing interventions at a subnational level. Combining human disease occurrence data with knowledge of animal hosts, researchers use species distribution modeling to map the risk of zoonotic diseases. With model-based geostatistics, we can produce maps of the fatal burden of priority diseases in children.