GIS and Health


  • Data and Disease: A history of the evolution of technologies of analysis, production, and diffusion: Gaunt to chatGPT-4.Data and Disease in Historical Perspective. A Workshop. Edinburgh, Scotland.

    June 7-8, 2023
  • Panelist, UBC (Student Model Parliament panel on Covid-19.Vancouver, BC, Canada (by zoom)

    March. 7, 2021
  • “Epidemiology and Public Health: What’s new and…what’snot.”Journals and Epidemiology Conference: Is it time to call it a day? Bristol, UK.

    Oct. 7, 2016
  • Ebola: Epidemic realities, Pandemic threats. The view from us. American Assoc. of Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, Ill.

    26 April 2015
  • Global Health: The very Idea! For a seminar: Mapping global health. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department Medical History, Baltimore, MD.

    25 March 2014
  • Global Health: The very idea! Mapping Inequalities Workshop Macalaster College, St. Paul, MIN.

    11 Oct 2013
  • John Snow, R. I. P. Bicentenary Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of John Snow London School of Health and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

    March 2013
  • The Ethics of Space and the Morals of Mapping: Public Health. University of Bristol, Department of Geography (UK)

    March 2013
  • Medicine as a Visionary Art: Seeing Disease and Health at Different Scales. Rounds in Radiology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

    4 Oct. 2012
  • Mapping Science, Making Medicine: Why Mappers Get No Respect. Rounds at The Centers for Disease Control. (GEOSWIG), Atlanta, Ga.

    4 Oct. 2012
  • Mapping Science, Making Medicine: Mapping in the History of Community Health. Rounds in Community health, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

    13 Sep. 2012
  • Ethics and Public Disease, a History: Mapping Science, Making Medicine. Yi Fu-Tuan lecture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI,

    28 April 2012
  • Mapping Medicine, Making Science. University of Washington (Seattle), Geography and Public Health.

    Feb. 2012
  • (with Ken Denike) Rethinking John Snow: The Statistics of Cholera. Invited paper. International Joint Statistical. Meetings Vancouver, BC.

    23 July 2010
  • Accessibility and Access: A New Approach to Transit Barriers. American Assoc. of Geographers Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

    15 April 2010
  • Cholera in 1850s London: John Snow, His Contemporaries, and the Broad Street Map, Revisited. 17th Annual Maps and Society Lecture Series , Warburg Institute, University College, London.

    8 May 2008
  • Cholera Mapping from 1819-1854: Before John Snow and the Broad Street Outbreak. Cambridge Seminars in the history of cartography, Emmanuel College, Cambridge University.

    6 May 2008
  • Session Chairperson: Historical Cartography. American Association of Geographers. Annual meeting. Paper: That Damn Broad Street Map.

    18 April 2008
  • Discussant. Science and Cartography Papers. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston.

    13 April 2008
  • The Statistics in the Map: Rewriting John Snow's South Study. University of British Columbia, Dept. Biostatistics.

    31 Jan. 2008
  • Distinguished Lecturer in Medicine, “Mapping Science Making Medicine: Maps as Tools of Disease Studies. Texas A&M University. College Park, TX.

    18 Nov. 2007
  • Hayes Lecturer in Geography. “John Snow and his Contemporaries, the Broad Street Experience. Texas A&M University, Department of Geography. College Park, TX.

    17 Nov. 2007
  • Plenary Lecture, Cartographies of Cancer: The History of Cancer in its Mapping. Conference on GIS and Public Health sponsored by the CDC and Texas A&M University. College Park, TX.

    18 Nov. 2007
  • Cartographies of Disease: Climates of Concern. Chicago Humanities Festival, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL.

    4 Nov. 2007
  • Mapping in a Time of Cholera: John Snow and his Contemporaries. Center for Health Excellence and Outcomes Research (CHEOS). St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC.

    26 Sept. 2007
  • Maps, Mapping, and Medicine: The History and the Present. ESRI Canada TechTreck week. Barrie, ON.

    25 Aug. 2006
  • The Meaning in the Map: Examples from Medical Cartography. Keynote, Geo-Tec conference keynote, Ottawa, ON.

    21 June 2006
  • Cartographies of Disease: Public Safety, Pubic Health. URISABC. Burnaby BC.

    5 June 2006
  • Cartographies of Disease: Epidemics in Cities. University of Hawaii Dept. of Geography Colloquium. Honolulu, HI.

    9 Feb. 2006
  • Medical Mapping: Here and There, This and That. The Logic of the Map. ESRI Health Users Group Meetings . Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, Ill.

    Oct. 2005
  • 300 Years of Medical Mapping. National Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) annual meeting. Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Oct. 2005
  • Mapping Medicine: John Snow and the Broad Street Battle. B.C. Historical Map Society, Vancouver, B.C.

    7 March 2005
  • Health, Place, and Air: Mapping the Miasma of Illness. The Spatial Analysis and Discourse of Disease. Am. Assoc. of Geography Ann. Meeting. 6 Denver.

  • GIS: Spatial Analyst and the Problem of Cholera... A simple teaching example (with Ken Denike) . Annual meeting: Am. Assoc. of Geographers , NYC.

    14 March, 2001
  • Geography, the Problem of Scale, and Processes of Allocation: The US National Organ Transplant Act (With Ken Denike). Conference on Law and Geography , University College, London, UK,

    2-3 July 2001
  • Mapping Justice: The problem of scale in the distribution of human organs (With Ken Denike). Annual meeting of the Am. Assoc. of Geographers , New York City.

    Feb. 2001