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Geospatial Data Science for Cancer Control and Prevention

June 2, 2022

This eight-week online course will introduce students to the essential concepts and analytic tools they need to integrate geospatial data science into their work in global cancer control. Students will learn about different geospatial data types, where to acquire geographic data, and how to analyze these data using open source software and coding platforms. In addition, students will learn from experts at the forefront of this new field, who are applying geospatial data science approaches in their research to understand how geographic features and accessibility influence cancer risk and...

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First-ever Dashboard Displaying U.S. Congressional District Life Expectancy Launched

March 21, 2022

This week, researchers at the Harvard Geographic Insights Lab launched the first-ever dashboard that tracks life expectancies on the U.S. Congressional District level. 

“As our nation transitions towards recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and reducing health disparities, it is imperative for politically relevant public health data to be available in a clear and direct manner. We hope that this initiative...

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