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Monday, May 7
 

7:00pm

Pub Meet Up at Willimantic Brewing Company
Arriving early? Join us for a pre-conference drink at the Willimantic Brewing Company

Monday May 7, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Offsite - Willimantic Brewing Company 967 Main St, Willimantic, Connecticut
 
Tuesday, May 8
 

8:00am

8:00am

8:00am

9:00am

Welcome, Opening Remarks & Keynote Address by Dr. Debs Ghosh - Shapefiles to Social: The role of GIS in social aspects of health
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. DEBS GHOSH, UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

Dr. Debs Ghosh, currently an Associate Professor of Geography at University of Connecticut, has a Ph.D in Geography from University of Minnesota, a MPhil in Population Studies, and a MA in Regional and Urban Development from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. With significant experience working on urban health issues from an interdisciplinary approach, Dr. Ghosh is also a Principal Investigator of the Institute on Collaboration for Health Intervention and Policy, co-director of mHealth/ehealth research interest group, and affiliated with Yale University Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS.

Dr. Ghosh informally describes herself as someone who is driven to understand how health is affected by anything outside of pills, needles, and scalpels. As a trained health geographer, however, Debs’ research and teaching are primarily focused on the relationship between place and health, where place is a multidimensional unit, connecting people (vulnerable populations), things (facilitators and barriers), and environment. Central to this is her diverse yet complementary skill set including GIS, spatial statistics, mixed methods, social network analysis, mobile-health, and more recently, the design of interventions. The ultimate goal is to conduct spatial behavioral interventions where research findings are translated to practice. She views this as a way to give back to the vulnerable populations and communities that have historically experienced societal-level exclusion and marginalization. To that end, more recently, Dr. Ghosh is working in interdisciplinary-collaborative teams including academic colleagues and community-based organizations such as Hartford Food Alliance, UConn-Extensions, Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition, DC based HIV-CBOs, Yale-New Haven’s Community Health Care Van, and Connecticut’s Judicial Branch.


Tuesday May 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Room 102

10:15am

10:30am

Concurrent Sessions
Tuesday May 8, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Multiple Locations

12:00pm

12:45pm

UConn Green Stormwater Tour
UConn Green Stormwater Tour
Led by Mike Dietz and Dave Dickson
Time to stretch your legs! Join us for a quick tour of a few of UConn’s green stormwater infrastructure practices around the conference location (McHugh hall).  UConn has become a national leader in alternative stormwater treatment practices.  See the complete tour in the story map at http://s.uconn.edu/virtualGSItour. Meet between McGugh Hall and the Student Union at 12:45pm.

Tuesday May 8, 2018 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Meet between Laurel/McHugh Hall and the Student Union

1:15pm

2:45pm

3:00pm

4:30pm

NEURISA “Mappy Hour” Networking Social
Join your NEARC colleagues for some snacks and a social networking opportunity after the conference at the True Blue Tavern in the Nathan Hale Inn. All attendees welcome, and the winners of the poster competition will be announced!

Tuesday May 8, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
True Blue Tavern at the Nathan Hale Inn on UConn campus 855 Bolton Rd, Storrs, CT 06269