GEO3452/GEO6451 Introduction to Medical Geography

GEO3452/6451 Introduction to Medical Geography (Gen-Ed B) Course description: Medical geography deals with human-environment interactions and the influence of these interactions on public health. This course provides a broad-based, comprehensive survey of geographic topics and approaches in medical sciences. Hands-on experiences will be emphasized through GIS labs. Successful students will be able to: Apply geographic […]

GEO3452 Introduction to Medical Geography

GEO3452 Introduction to Medical Geography (Gen-Ed B) Course description: Medical geography deals with human-environment interactions and the influence of these interactions on public health. This course provides a broad-based, comprehensive survey of geographic topics and approaches in medical sciences. Hands-on experiences will be emphasized through GIS labs. Successful students will be able to: Apply geographic […]

IDS2935 The Next Pandemic

IDS2935 (sections 2BH1 & 2BHO) The Next Pandemic This course is a basic introduction to the most devastating disease outbreaks in human and animal history. We will explore the long-lasting social implications of disease and evaluate control methods. We will use the geographical spread of these historic pandemics to predict where the next pandemic will […]

GEO3454 Peoples and Plagues

GEO3454 Peoples and Plagues What makes a new disease emerge? What makes diseases re-emerge? How has this affected world history through the ages? Can we learn from past scourge and pestilence? This course is an introduction to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in the context of historic disease outbreaks, focusing on zoonotic origin and management. […]

Meet the Geographer: Morgan Walker

Morgan Walker Pronouns: she/her or they/them Spatial Epidemiologist and GIS Lab Manager Spatial Epidemiology & Ecology Research Laboratory (SEER Lab) University of Florida Adviser: Dr. Jason Blackburn Focus Area: Geospatial Analysis and Techniques Medical Geography in Global Health  Research Statement: I am broadly interested in disease ecology and spatial epidemiology. My research focuses on transmission […]

Animal carcasses may increase grazing potential and anthrax transmission risk for elk and bison, but differently

The latest publication led by SEER Lab #MedGeo M.S. Alum, and full-time Spatial Epidemiologist Morgan Walker is available in Royal Society Open Science. In this study, Walker and others examined how ungulates, primarily plains bison and elk, use animal carcasses on the Montana landscape. Working with SEER Lab partners at Turner Enteprises, Inc. (TEI) out […]

Ungulate use of locally infectious zones in a re-emerging anthrax risk area

BLACKBURN, RYAN, URIBASTERRA, WALKER – Ungulate use of locally infectious zones in a re-emerging anthrax risk area Morgan A. Walker, Maria Uribasterra, Valpa Asher, José Miguel Ponciano, Wayne M. Getz, Sadie J. Ryan, and Jason K. Blackburn Article first published online: 21 OCT 2020 Royal Society Open Access DOI: 10.1098/rsos.200246 ABSTRACT: Environmentally mediated indirect pathogen […]

Geography Colloquium: Spatial patterns in mosquito characteristics that mediate vector control effectiveness and disease risk in Florida

Speaker: Stephanie Mundis PhD Student, Department of Geography, University of Florida Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:50-3:50 PM (Period 8) Zoom, livestreamed on YouTube University of Florida All are welcome to attend. In recent years, deaths and illnesses from mosquito-borne and other vector-borne diseases have been on the rise in areas around the world. In my […]

Latest SEER Lab and QDEC Lab publication defines sex-specific anthrax risk for elk

SEER Lab and QDEC Lab‘s latest publication in the Journal of Wildlife Management examines resource selection and anthrax risk in female elk in southwestern Montana. This paper, led by SEER Lab and Geography #MedGeo alum Dr. Anni Yang, builds on previous work defining male elk resource selection in the same study area and compares females […]