The Health Health Geographic Information Science (GIS) Scholars Program is intended to enhance students’ research and professional development in the area of GIS and health research, cultivate students’ interest in GIS and spatial applications to health research, build the technical and writing skills of students to pursue scholarly publications and reports, and develop scholars in health GIS who go on to make important contributions to the academic, public health, health care, and non-profit sectors. Read about th Health GIS Scholars and their projects below. Applications for the Health GIS Scholars Program are no longer being accepted. Monitor the Geospatial Core page for future application deadlines.
2023 Health GIS Scholars
Erin Looney is a Master of Public Health student in the Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior at the Arnold School of Public Health. This award supports her project investigating the relationship between fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and social vulnerability in South Carolina from 2000–2018.
Huan Ning is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at the College of Arts and Sciences. Huan aims to delve into the intricate dynamics of COVID-19 transmission in South Carolina (SC), pinpointing hotspots of infection and providing crucial data to inform disease control policies.
2022 Health GIS Scholars
Reid DeMass is a Master of Science degree in Biostatistics student at the Arnold School of Public Health.
Hadley Wellen is a doctoral student in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at the College of Arts and Sciences.
2021 Health GIS Scholars
Kelsey Day is a doctoral student in the Exercise Science Program at Arnold School of Public Health. With her award she will develop a walkability index to better assess external environments.
Qian Huang is a doctoral student in the College of Arts and Science Geography program. She will use her award to examine disparities in response, impact and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.