The Big Data Health Science Center is hosting a 90-minute interactive webinar with representatives from ESRI in Redlands, CA. This webinar will focus on data visualization and analysis of COVID19 data using the ArcGIS platform. 

Webinar Title: Leveraging the Science of Where for COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Description: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic is providing significant insight into how to improve public health preparedness procedures, data, information products, and outcomes. Maps and spatial analysis are delivering greater understanding across disciplines and increasing awareness of the impacted populations, where resources are needed most, and improving communication to community stakeholders and the public. Esri’s ArcGIS software is helping communities ensure testing sites are accurately placed, personal protective equipment (PPE) inventories are tracked, communities are adhering to social distancing guidance and surge management is optimized.  This webinar will demonstrate the solutions, analysis, models and data products that are organizations are leveraging around the world to respond to this pandemic. It will explore how organizations are using GIS to address the next phase of case resurgence, business continuity, re-opening of economies and recovery. Presenters will demonstrate specific software and solutions and field an extensive Q/A session with attendees.


About Speakers:

Jared Shoultz, M.A. is the Esri Health and Human Services Technical Lead drawing on over 20 years’ of related work experience. Prior to Esri, he was a Senior GIS Research Associate at the University of South Carolina Institute for Families in Society. He also spent 12 years at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control as a Deputy Director, Informatics Director and GIS Manager. His professional focus has been on the development, operation and GIS integration of enterprise public health and environmental information systems. He is part of the core Esri COVID-19 Response Team and has been working with public and private sector organizations at every level around the world to both respond and recover from the current pandemic. 

Este Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, CPH, GISP is the Chief Medical Officer at Esri, developer of the world’s most powerful mapping and analytics platform. She heads Esri’s worldwide health and human services practice and is passionate about transforming health organizations through a geographic approach. Previously, she was the deputy director of the Center for Health Statistics and Informatics at the California Department of Public Health. There she engaged in statewide initiatives in meaningful use, health information exchange, open data and interoperability. While serving as an associate professor of clinical internal medicine at the University of California (UC), Davis she conducted research on geographic approaches to influencing health policy and advancing community development programs. Geraghty is the author of numerous health and GIS peer reviewed papers and book chapters. She has lectured extensively around the world on a broad range of topics that include social determinants of health, open data, climate change, homelessness, access to care, opioid addiction, privacy issues and public health preparedness. She received her medical degree, master’s degree in health informatics, and master’s degree in public health from UC Davis. She is board certified in public health (CPH) and is also a geographic information system professional (GISP).

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