- This event has passed.
‘Utilizing geospatial data resources at the NIEHS Center, Harvard, and beyond’
September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us for the kick-off of our 2023-2024 Center Research Presentation series (formerly known as 4th Weds Chalk Talks). Each month, we invite a Center member and/or affiliate to discuss their research in a casual, collaborative environment.
William Kessler is a Data Manager with the NIEHS Center for Environmental Health Geographic and Contextual Measures Core. He holds a M.S. in Medical Geography from the University of Florida where he focused on estimating fine resolution geographic distributions of medically important ticks and tick-borne diseases. He joined the Center in January 2023 after several years performing GIS data management and processing for the State of Montana GIS Data Clearinghouse at the Montana State Library. During this time, he supported numerous initiatives including state-wide LiDAR collection and processing with the USGS, snow and water supply forecasting with the NRCS, and Montana’s transition to a geographically enabled Election Management System. Prior to his time in Montana, he worked under Dr. Gregory Glass at the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute developing geographic range estimates for medically important tick species in the southern US and Eastern Europe and running GIS trainings for international public health researchers.