© 2015

Health, Science, and Place

A New Model


Part of the Geotechnologies and the Environment book series (GEOTECH, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. What Is the Role of Geography in Health Care Reform?

  3. Geographies of Human Health

  4. Geospatial Data and Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Amy J. Blatt
      Pages 63-75
  5. Geography in Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Amy J. Blatt
      Pages 91-100
    3. Amy J. Blatt
      Pages 101-110
    4. Amy J. Blatt
      Pages 111-125
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 127-133

About this book


The main focus of this monograph is synthesizing the importance of geographic approaches to public health and patient care.  The chapters are organized into four themed sections:  the role of geography in health care reform; the geographies of human health; geospatial data and technologies; and geography in medicine.  It is a highly informative book, providing scientific insight for geographers with an interest in advanced geospatial applications and health research.  The author is an international expert in geography, GIS, and public health, who recently co-edited a special issue on “Geospatial Applications in Disease Surveillance,” published in the International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research.


Geospatial Applications Geospatial Data Integration Geospatial Medicine Public Health Disease Surveillance Spatial Epidemiology Volunteered Geographic Information

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.TerraFirm International Corp., Inc.WayneUSA

About the authors

Amy Blatt, Ph.D., GISP, has over 15 years of research and teaching experience in geography, GIS, and public health, gained at the University of Cincinnati, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and other institutions. She operates as a consultant on advanced geospatial applications and visualizations, and her health research has been favorably reviewed in Nature. As a special theme co-editor of the International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research and editorial board member of the Journal of Map and Geography Libraries since 2003, she brings numerous geospatial technologies and applications to a broad audience of professionals through featured articles, interviews, and columns.

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