First Inaugural UTD Health Policy Speaker Series with Dr. Edward Yelin from USCF

November 2017

The first inaugural UTD speaker series is held at
4-5pm on November 30th, 2017. Dr. Edward H. Yelin, Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at the University of California at San Francisco. His health services research program focuses on the impact of changes in the health care system for persons with severe chronic diseases and in the sources of health disparities in access to care and long-term outcomes of disease. He is currently completing research from a Robert Wood Johnson Investigator in Health Policy Award on the causes of how poverty translates into poorer health outcomes. He presents the findings from the research with a title of "Why the poor are sicker? Moving from description to policy" in McDermott Library Auditorium (MC 2.410).


GHRG team members presented their research projects at APHA

November 2017

Three GHRG team members presented their research findings at the 2017 American Public Health Association (APHA) annual conference in November 4-8, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Dohyeong Kim presented a poster titled “Evaluating urban safety via metabolism: a case of South Korea” Ms. Soojin Min presented a poster titled “Spatial analysis of fatalities and injuries by urban residential fire incidents,” and Ms. HyoungAh Kim presented a poster titled “Allocating NPIR (Negative Pressure Isolation Rooms) hospitals for infectious diseases.” All the presentations received great attention.


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Mission and Vision

The Geospatial Health Research Group (GHRG) is a research and training working group committed to address various global health concerns and improve public policies and practices using geospatial analysis techniques. GHRG trusts the power of collaborative efforts to resolve complex and multifaceted problems in global health and environment and welcomes collaboration and partnership opportunities with academic and professional communities around the world.