Applying GIS Methods to Public Health Research at Harvard University
Journal of Map & Geography Libraries, Volume 7, Issue 3, 2011
Jeffrey C. Blossom, Julia L. Finkelstein, Weihe Wendy Guan, and Bonnie Burns
“The Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) at Harvard University supports research and teaching that relies on geographic information. This includes supporting geographic analysis for public health research at Harvard. This article reviews geographic concepts that apply to public health, pertinent data available in geographic format, and GIS analytical techniques. The work-flow methodology the CGA has developed for conducting research with geographic data will be presented, highlighting successful practices to follow and pitfalls to avoid.
“Applications of this work flow are illustrated through an in-depth discussion of specific case studies in public health research at the university.”