Geographic Perspectives on Infectious Diseases in Humans, Animals, and the Environment


Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 9:00am to 5:00pm


CGIS South Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Please join the World-Wide Human Geography Data (WWHGD) Working Group and the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University for our "Geographic Perspectives on Infectious Diseases in Humans, Animals, and the Environment" Symposium at Harvard University on June 18, 2019. The WWHGD Working Group is co-sponsored by the National Geospatial-lntelligence Agency and the U.S. Department of State. 

View event flyer here.

View agenda here.

View video recording here.

This exciting event will:

  • Explore some of the complex Human Geography factors that affect the spread of infectious diseases.
  • Discuss how Human Geography data is being used to understand past disease outbreaks and establish future surveillance and reporting protocols.
  • Explore current Human Geography applications and analysis used in mapping infectious disease from a One Health perspective (multi-axis spread of diseases in wildlife, pets, livestock, crops, and humans).
  • Discuss developing or desired technologies, innovations, and methodologies that use Human Geography data to better predict and respond to outbreaks.

A detailed agenda will be published in the coming weeks.


The Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University 
1730 Cambridge ST., Cambridge, MA 02138; S010 - Tsai Auditorium 

Food & Drink: Many lunch and coffee options (on and off campus) available within 0.5 mile walking distance.

Meeting Attire: Business Casual 

For additional information or questions, please contact WWHGD: 
Gwyneth Holt ( or Matthew Grafel (

Please pass this invitation along to anyone who might be interested, and we look forward to seeing you at Harvard in June! 



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