Geomedicine: A Bibliography

How does your environment impact your personal health? Geomedicine produces a new type of medical intelligence that leverages national spatial data infrastructures to benefit personal human health and improve the quality of the care medical professionals deliver. Following are some publications, ranging from journalistic to academic, chronicling the growth and power of Geomedicine.

[Last updated 05 February 2014]

Artz, Matt (2010). “Relating Geography and Health Care: An Interview with Bill Davenhall.”
Geospatial Today, July 2010.

Berke, Ethan M (2010). “Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Recognizing the Importance of Place in Primary Care Research and Practice.” Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, January–February 2010.

Bigelow, Bruce V. (2010). “Q&A with Bill Davenhall on Medical Place History, TEDMED, and the Importance of a Story Well Told.” Xconomy, November 10, 2010.

Bigelow, Bruce V. (2012). “Enroute to Health Datapalooza, Esri’s Davenhall Sees Opportunity in Apps.” Xconomy, June 5, 2012.

Bresnick, Jennifer (2013). “Healthcare Foursquare? Geomedicine tracks disease triggers.” EHR Intelligence, February 7, 2013.

Conn, Joseph (2010). “Data-Driven: HHS Taps into Treasure Trove of Info.” ModernHealthCare.com, June 7, 2010.

Davenhall, Bill (2007). “Spatial Medicine to Better Health.” Geospatial Today, March 2007.

Davenhall, Bill (2009). “Your Health Depends on Where You Live.” TEDMED, 2009.

Davenhall, Bill (2010). “Helping Shape Global Health.” ArcUser, Winter 2010.

Davenhall, Bill (2010). “Geomedicine: The Missing Link in Our Personal Health History.”
Huffington Post, February 5, 2010.

Davenhall, Bill (2010). “Geography—The Missing Vital Sign in Your Physician’s Office.” Huffington Post, March 11, 2010.

Davenhall, Bill (2010). “Does the Environment Matter to Your Health?Huffington Post, April 14, 2010.

Davenhall, Bill (2010). “Environmental Health Watch: Are There Toxins in Your Home?Huffington Post, May 13, 2010.

Davenhall, Bill (2010). “Cancer Maps: The Power of Geomedicine at Work.” Huffington Post, June 7, 2010.

Davenhall, Bill (2010). “Busy Roads, Air Pollution and Environmental Health Risks.” Huffington Post, July 24, 2010.

Davenhall, Bill (2010). “Is Your Local Water Supply Safe?Huffington Post, August 26, 2010.

Davenhall, Bill (2010). “Geomedicine: What Your Street Address Can Tell Doctors about Your Health.” Huffington Post, September 28, 2010.

Davenhall, Bill (2010). Geomedicine: Using Geographical Information Systems to Improve Personal Health.” Bridging Public Health Informatics with Personal Health Records: Opportunities for Wellness and Disease Prevention session of the Tenth International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, November 3–5, 2010.

Davenhall, Bill (2010). “Toxic Chemicals in Your Community? A New App Will Let You Know.” Huffington Post, November 9, 2010.

Davenhall, Bill (2010). “Geomedicine: Can Geographic Information Make Me Healthy?Esri, November 2010.

Davenhall, Bill (2011). “Geomedicine Shows Patterns in US Breast and Prostate Cancer.” Huffington Post, February 7, 2011

Davenhall, Bill (2011). “How Do We Help Ourselves Get Healthier?Esri Partner Conference, March 6, 2011.

Davenhall, Bill (2011). “Geomedicine: A Patient’s Perspective.” eHealth Week, May 11, 2011.

Davenhall, Bill (2011). “Do You Live in a Food Desert?Huffington Post, August 29, 2011.

Davenhall, Bill (2012). “Commentary: Geo-medicine in health records.” Touch, Spring 2012.

Davenhall, Bill (2012). “Making Health Data Do Something!Huffington Post, May 29, 2012.

Davenhall, Bill (2012). “Geomedicine: Geography and Personal Health.” Esri, August 2012.

Davenhall, Bill (2013). “A Need to Know: Adding DNA and Geomedicine Data to Patient Records.” Xconomy, December 24, 2013.

Davenhall, Bill (2014).  Place: The Seventh Vital Sign.”  Virtual Mentor. February 2014.

Goldberg, Michael (2014). “How a Simple Data Visualization Can Set the Table for Deeper Analysis.” DataInformed, January 23, 2014.

Han, Elizabeth (2010). “Geo-Medicine: Should EMRs Feature A Geographical History?hospitalSongs, January 27, 2010.

Iqbal, Nazim (2011). “Geomedicine – know the environmental hazards of your place.” Health Espace, 2011.

Kollar, D (2010). “GeoMedicine – OK, Maybe We Should Move!Health Worldnet, November 11, 2010.

Kouparitsas, Alicia (2013). “Geomedicine: Mapping a new era for healthcare.” Asia Geospatial Digest, January 2013.

Kumar, Muthukumar (2013). “GeoMedicine: Can Geographic Information keep you healthy?Geoawesomeness.com, December 2, 2013.

Letham, Glenn (2010). “Esri pushes GeoMedicine, shares My Place History and goes mobile on iOS.” AnyGeo, November 8, 2010.

Linhardt, Brian (2013). “Bill Davenhall: Using GIS to make Medicine Complete.” OpenlyDisruptive, July 23, 2013.

Lopez, Salvador (2013). “Does Geomedicine Have a Future at the Practice Level?Power Your Practice, March 21, 2013.

MacDonald, Christine (2012). “Mapping a Lifetime of Health Risks.” The Atlantic Cities, May 24, 2012.

MacDonald, Christine (2013). “New technology helps doctors link a patient’s location to illness and treatment.” The Washington Post, February 4, 2013.

MacDonald, Christine (2013). “Geo-medicine New technology helps doctors.” Times of Oman, February 9, 2013.

Maduako, Lyke (2013). “Geomedicine: Rescue inhaler topped with a GPS Sensor: Creating a New Paradigm for Doctors and Patients.” Geoawesomeness.com, February 8, 2013.

McConnell, Rob; Talat Islam; Ketan Shankardass; Michael Jerrett; Fred Lurmann; Frank Gilliland; Jim Gauderman; Ed Avol; Nino Künzli; Ling Yao; John Peters; and Kiros Berhane (2010). “Childhood Incident Asthma and Traffic-Related Air Pollution at Home and School.” Environmental Health Perspectives, July 2010.

Oram, Andy (2013). “Geographic data is the glue for public health and treatment.” O’Reilly Strata, October 18, 2013.

Pugsley, Bill (2012). “GEO Medicine and Lifetime Exposure to Poor Air QualityPollution Free Cities, February 8, 2012.

Rowe, Jeff (2013). “3 things to know about geomedicine.” Healthcare IT News, July 16, 2013.

Saenz, Aaron (2010). “Geo-Medicine: Where You Live Matters To Your Health.” SingularityHUB, February 9, 2010.

Salazar, Jorge (2011). “Bill Davenhall: Your geography is linked to your health.” EarthSky, August 18, 2011.

Scala, Ferdinando (2013). “Geomedicine and Geomarketing.” Doctors 2.0 Conference, June 2013.

Slabodkin, Greg (2013). “Growing field of ‘geomedicine’ offers great promise for asthmatics.” FierceMobile Healthcare, February 18, 2013.

Steinnes, E. (2009). “Soils and geomedicine.” Environmental Geochemistry and Health, October 2009.

Terry, Ken (2012). “Geo-Medicine New Frontier In Medical Informatics.” InformationWeek, June 7, 2012.

Zaika, Oleksiy (2012). “Geo-Medicine New Frontiers in Medical Informatics.” The Refined Mind, July 10, 2012.

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