A Few Thoughts on Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology

Employing techniques of spatial statistical analysis can provide important insights in research studies. In this webinar, Dr. Jaymie Meliker provides a historical perspective on GIS, spatial software tools, and spatial data; describes the importance of space-time data and software; argues why spatial statistical analysis is important; and explains examples of cluster analyses of early and late stage breast cancer, cancer clusters in case-control residential histories, and space-time exposure reconstruction over the life-course.

The presentation covered the following learning objectives:

  • Discuss why temporal data are becoming increasingly part of spatial analyses
  • Explain why statistical analyses are important as opposed to merely visualizing patterns
  • Discuss benefits and drawbacks of using aggregated vs. point data in spatial analysis
  • Describe a couple examples using mobile population data in epidemiologic analyses

Speaker: Jaymie Meliker, PhD, Associate Professor Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook Program in Public Health
Date: Thursday, May 29, 2014
Time: 11:00-12:30pm

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