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Scott Bell is a Professor of Geography and Planning at the University of Saskatchewan and teaches GIS, Cartography, and human geography. He has expertise in advanced applications of GIS and GIS training for academic research. Scott holds an MA and PhD in Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has collaborated on interdisciplinary health, environmental, social science, and cognitive science research during his career. As a Harvard Visiting Scholar, Scott leads the CGA GIS Institute. The Institute provides graduate students, faculty, and other Harvard researchers with hands on training in GIS and leads them through the integration of GIS and research. While his collaborative research interests are broad his personal research program is focused on spatial cognition and applied GIS for health and social geography. His research has been funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), The Fedoruk Centre for Nuclear Innovation, and GEOIDE, a Network Centre of Excellence focused on GIS for decision making.