epidemiology

Clip art showing the coronavirus and a need representing potential vaccinations.

The Potential Role of GIS in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Mark Altaweel

GIS can play a role in developing protocols for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

A picture of open water at a sewage treatment plant.

Testing Sewage Can Predict COVID-19 Spikes

Elizabeth Borneman

The concentration of coronavirus RNA in sewage could point researchers toward a clearer picture of how many residents have been infected by the virus in a specific area.

Map: Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE, screenshot captured April 8, 2020.

Mapping the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus: COVID-19

Caitlin Dempsey

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is mapping the spread of the coronavirus in near-realtime.

Forecasting Cholera Using Remote Sensing

Mark Altaweel

The NASA cholera forecasting tool effectively takes satellite observations on environmental conditions and combines the data with information on infrastructure and conditions in a country.

Review | Difference and Disease: Medicine, Race, and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire

G.T. Dempsey

The book, Difference and Disease: Medicine, Race, and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire, examines theories of medicine and science within a colonial, racially-mixed population.

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