Geotechnologies and the Environment

Health, Science, and Place

A New Model

Authors: Blatt, Amy J.

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  • A synthesis and authoritative reference on new geospatial applications in disease surveillance for public health professionals
  • Timely and relevant to current discussions on health care reform in the U.S. - e.g., the Affordable Care Act
  • Extensive list of references, including color plates depicting color visualization of geospatial applications
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About this book

The main focus of this monograph is synthesizing the importance of geographic approaches to public health and patient care.  The chapters are organized into four themed sections:  the role of geography in health care reform; the geographies of human health; geospatial data and technologies; and geography in medicine.  It is a highly informative book, providing scientific insight for geographers with an interest in advanced geospatial applications and health research. 

The author is an international expert in geography, GIS, and public health, who co-edited a special issue on “Geospatial Applications in Disease Surveillance,” published in the International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research

"Health, Science, and Place is a well-intentioned overview of medical geography in the context of the ACA. Blatt does an excellent job synthesizing ecologic and geographic literatures with what we know about individual health, health care systems, and public health. … this book fills a need in the field by offering a timely discussion of the ACA and medical geography."

-          Jennifer L. Moss, The AAG Review of Books, Vol. 4 (2), 2016

“Amy Blatt’s pioneering new book on geomedicine and its exciting capacity to promote health and minimize risk is a robust call for understanding the role of geography for everyone’s quality of life. In Health, Science, and Place: A New Mode, Dr. Blatt’s contributions can be summarized in three categories: comprehensive analysis, creative curating, and targeted innovations... Overall, Dr. Blatt’s Health, Science, and Place: A New Model is a pathbreaking book challenging all public health and health communication scholars and practitioners to explore vigorously the role of medical geography as a shining new bridge between geography and patient care.”

-          John C. Pollock, PhD, MPA, Professor of Health Communication and Human Rights, and Faculty Affiliate in Public Health, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ


About the authors

Amy Blatt, Ph.D., GISP, has over 15 years of research and teaching experience in geography, GIS, and public health, gained at the University of Cincinnati, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and other institutions. She operates as a consultant on advanced geospatial applications and visualizations, and her health research has been favorably reviewed in Nature. As a special theme co-editor of the International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research and editorial board member of the Journal of Map and Geography Libraries since 2003, she brings numerous geospatial technologies and applications to a broad audience of professionals through featured articles, interviews, and columns.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook 79,72 €
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Health, Science, and Place
Book Subtitle
A New Model
Authors
Series Title
Geotechnologies and the Environment
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-12003-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-12003-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-12002-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37807-7
Series ISSN
2365-0575
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 133
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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