Speakers series

GIS & pandemic
health disparities
community needs

Career panel

Launching a career
with GIS

This 2021 GIS Day event at UAlbany is organized by UAlbany's Department of Geography & Planning, Geography & Planning Student Association, and School of Public Health.

This virutal envent includes speaker series and a career panel . Please check out the featured speakers below and sign up for attending individual sessions.

All registered attendants will receive free GIS E-books and enter the drawing to receive one of five ArcGIS personal licenses ($100 value each) or one of many customized prizes ($10 value each) sponsored by Department of Geography and Planning , University at Albany.

Speaker Series 1.1: GIS & the Pandemic

9:00am - 10:15am

Signing up for this session will also allow you to attend the other morning Speaker Series 1.2

Speaker Time
Reina Chano Murray, Johns Hopkins University
Administering the JHU Global COVID-19 Dashboard: Lessons Learned
9:00AM - 9:30AM
Dr. Youqing Huang, University at Albany, Department of Geography and Planning
Mobility and Spatial Health Disparities in COVID19 Pandemic in New York City
9:45AM - 10:15AM

Speaker Series 1.2: GIS & the Pandemic

10:30am - 11:45am

Speaker Time
Frank Winters, Chair of National Pandemic GIS Task Force & New York State Geographic Information Officer
GIS and COVID-19 Response
10:30AM - 11:00AM
Ruth Leslie, Capital Region Vaccination Network
COVID-19 Vaccine in Captial Region and GIS
11:15AM - 11:45AM

Speaker Series 2.1: GIS & disparities

1:00pm - 2:15pm

Speaker Time
Dr. Samantha Friedman, University at Albany, Department of Sociology
Spatial Variation in COVID-19 Mortality in New York City and Its Association with Neighborhoods of Color and Immigrants
1:00PM - 1:30PM
Drs. Jun Wu & Shahir MAsri, University of California at Irvine
Environmental justice case studies in California
1:45PM - 2:15PM

Speaker Series 2.2: Community needs

2:30pm - 3:45pm

Speaker Time
Dr. Danielle Sharpe, CDC/ATSDR Social Vunerability Index
The CDC Social Vulnerability Index and its Applications
2:30PM - 3:00PM
Dr. David Larsen, Syracuse University Falk College
A wastewater surveillance network for New York - responding to COVID-19 and improving future public health decision making
3:15PM - 3:45PM

Career Panel: Launching a career with GIS

4:00pm - 5:30pm


Dr. Christopher Badurek, Associate Professor, SUNY Cortland and President of NYS GIS Association

Dr. Jeff Bryant, NYS Department of Health

Jeremy Oles, Geogpraphy and Planning MA Alum & Founder of MobileMap.org

Greg Isoldi, Geogpraphy and Planning MRP Alum & Data Engineering Team Lead at BFUSA LightBox

Come back for more updated panelist's information

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