Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
John A. Dutton e-Education Institute

Learn about GIS for Analysis of Health

What You'll Learn in GEOG 591

Spatial analysis and visualization offers a powerful lens by which we can understand patterns of disease and wellness. GIS for Health Analysis integrates the principles and theories of epidemiology with spatial analysis, visualization and modelling to evaluate and predict health and disease outcomes. The problems tackled in this class include disease surveillance, modeling vector-borne diseases, evaluating access to health care, cluster analysis, predicting health outcomes, and responding to outbreaks and epidemics.

Technologies You'll Use

Students who take GIS for Analysis of Health will use:

  • R/R Studio
  • ArcGIS
  • Tableau

View the Syllabus

What’s the best way to determine if this class is for you? Check out the syllabus! This page shows all materials, how you’ll be graded, and lists assignments and a timeline for the class.

Degree & Certificate Programs

This class is part of Penn State's award winning Online Geospatial Education portfolio of programs, which includes the Master of GIS degree and certificates in GIS, GEOINT, and Remote Sensing. All of these programs are taught online and designed around the needs of working professionals.

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Meet the Faculty

Dr. Justine Blanford

Online Geospatial Education Programs

This course is part of Penn State’s Online Geospatial Education portfolio of programs. For more information on our award-winning courses, certificates, and degree options, click below.