Reflections from a Topophiliac
Description: Geography is the science that connects people, places and their interactions. By its nature, geography is a science of storytelling and deeper understanding of the human experience. When applied as a technology, a geographic information system (GIS) can help health organizations make sense of complex interactions among populations and their environments. The resulting location intelligence offers tremendous value in promoting health and well-being on a personal and a population level while also supporting major strategic plans for resource allocation and growth. This presentation will explore the speaker’s career evolution into this space and explain how geography intersects and informs health while also being central to a convergence of precision medicine and precision public health.