Special Issue "The Application of Geographical Information Systems to Important Public Health Problems"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2023) | Viewed by 4963
Interests: spatio-temporal analysis; smart healthy city; urban mobility; land use/cover mapping; remote sensing
Public health is one of the most significant topics that has witnessed an increased use of geographical information system (GIS). Worldwide health care organisations increasingly adopt GIS to develop descriptive and analytical solutions for public health problems. Given the tremendous power in spatial data processing and visualisation, GIS is widely used to map, reveal and analyse the geographical distribution patterns of populations suffering from health-related issues, and to understand the dynamic interactions between environmental factors and people’s well-being. Thus, GIS provides a digital lens for studying spatiotemporal patterns of diseases and tailoring effective public health interventions. Moreover, novel sources of geospatial big data, including social media, satellite remote sensing, and personal sensing, have significantly promoted the science of public health in the context of ‘smart healthy cities’ and brought opportunities to more sophisticated applications of GIS to answer new emerging public health questions.
This Special Issue aims to collect original research/review works presenting policy-informative concepts, advanced theories, methodological innovations or effectual practices using GIS techniques. Interdisciplinary perspectives are strongly encouraged.
Research questions/ topics include but are not limited to:
- Health behaviours and their effects evaluation
- Health economics and outcomes research
- Practices in balancing privacy and public health
- Critical views of the role of GIS in addressing public health issues
- Spatial (in)justice in the built environment and its impact on health and well-being
- Health care accessibility and location-allocation optimisation
- Spatial analytics for the epidemiology of infectious/chronic diseases
- Social and environmental determinants of health
- Innovative methodology for representing health information
- Spatial-temporal pattern mining of health events
- Public participation GIS and community health
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Pengfei Chen
Dr. Izzy Yi Jian
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- geographic information systems
- public health
- spatial analysis