Why Spatial Matters in Disease Containment & Prevention
Lecturer in Statistics at University of Bath
Senior Research Fellow at University of Southampton
Research Associate at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
With the spread of COVID-19, almost everyone is talking about pandemic-related statistics, regularly sharing line graphs, bar charts & maps to raise awareness. However, within the broader field of epidemiology there are a subset of researchers who focus specifically on how spatial components can affect public health.
In this webinar, we are joined by three experts from leading academic institutions:
- Andy South works with spatial data to inform public health operations in low income settings. He develops open-source software and delivers training for operational staff. He's leading a new project, afrimapr, to make open health data more usable in Africa.
Moderated by Florence Broderick, we discuss topics such as:
- What kinds of new data streams are being used in epidemiology research
- Typical Spatial Data Science workflows used to investigate pandemics
A pdf of the slides of the presentation is also available to download here.