August 13, 2018, 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
George Mason University
Fairfax, Research Hall, Room 163
Catherine A. Lippi, University of Florida
Geostatistical methods are routinely used across many fields to reveal spatial structures in natural and anthropogenic phenomena. Nevertheless, many explicitly spatial analysis methods are still novel in public health practice, oftentimes absent from routine agency surveillance activities. Here, I present a brief overview of projects that leveraged existing georeferenced entomological surveillance and human case data from health agencies, applying diverse methods including ecological niche modeling, spatial network analysis, local indicators of spatial association (LISA), and space-time scan statistics. These projects exemplify the utility, and potential, of incorporating nontraditional methodologies into existing surveillance frameworks.