Covariates calculated with GIS are used in a statistical model to predict daily black carbon air pollution

Several researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and at other institutions in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston are using GIS and spatial statistics in their research. Through this website, we hope to promote further use of GIS for health research and increased collaboration across academic disciplines.

Support for GIS research throughout Harvard University is available from the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) which maintains a website www.gis.harvard.edu.  It is the intent of this website to supplement the CGA website with information specific to health research.

Content of the HSPH GIS website is the responsibility of Steven Melly, a staff researcher based in the Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program in the Environmental Health Department of the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Mr. Melly is also affiliated with the Environmental Statistics Program in the Biostatistics Department at HSPH.

Questions or suggestions, please contact Steven Melly at sjmelly@hsph.harvard.edu.

Last modified 1/2/2013.