Friday, February 17, 2012

Post Conference Reflections

Recently one of our Research Associates had the opportunity to present at the 2012 South Carolina GIS Conference in Charleston, SC.

The topic covered utilization and access to cancer screening & other sources of care for both rural Americans and areas with higher levels of Native American and Alaska Native individuals.

The opportunity to share health policy research integrated with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) was a valuable experience. Future collaborations across multiple fields of research (i.e. Geographers, Environmental Health Specialist & Health Policy Researchers) will continue to strengthen the quality of knowledge dissemination activities.

A video from one of our researchers

Dr. Jihong Liu has worked with us on several studies of rural children and obesity. In this video, Dr. Lui shares the results of one of her newer studies, on weight gain among Mexican-American children.