Opportunities and Challenges in Applying Spatial Analytic Methods in Maternal and Child Health

  • January 30, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 pm
  • In-person: Ammon, Back Auditorium
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The spatial perspective is often overlooked in epidemiologic and health services research in maternal and child health.  This presentation will review spatial analytical methods, provide examples using these approaches, and engage participants in thinking about how their research could be informed through incorporation of these methods into their study designs.

Meet the Speaker

Russell S. Kirby, Ph.D., M.S., F.A.C.E., Distinguished University Professor, Marrell Endowed Chair, and Faculty Strategic Area Lead for Population Health Science, University of South Florida

Russell S. Kirby, PhD, MS, FACE

Dr. Russell Kirby is a perinatal and pediatric epidemiologist trained in the social sciences, with a PhD in human geography (Wisconsin, 1981) and MS in preventive medicine-epidemiology (Wisconsin, 1991), Dr. Kirby worked at the state health agencies in Wisconsin and Arkansas, on the faculties of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Milwaukee Clinical Campus, University of Wisconsin Medical School, and the School of Public Health, University of Alabama-Birmingham prior to joining the faculty of the University of South Florida in 2008.  He was elected Fellow in the American College of Epidemiology in 1996, and serves as its current president.  Dr. Kirby previously served as President of the National Birth Defects Prevention Network, the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care and the Arkansas Perinatal Association (1991-92), Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, and the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (2008-2010). Dr. Kirby has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, with more than 500 different co-authors, and actively participates in the editorial process as a peer reviewer or editorial board member for numerous journals.  While his research interests focus on the public health implications of health policies and programs, with special reference to perinatal and maternal/child health; population health informatics; and perinatal/pediatric studies in genetics, birth defects, and developmental disabilities, clinical research, study design and analysis, birth defects surveillance and epidemiology has been a major interest since the early 1980s.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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