Special Issue "Spatial Modelling for Public Health Research"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017).
Interests: applied statistics; especially for applications in medicine and health (biostatistics); survival analysis; risk assessment; spatial statistics
Interests: biostatistics; spatial modelling; bayesian statistics
Advances in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) over the past several decades have facilitated the incorporation of spatial information into many different kinds of epidemiological studies. For example, disease mapping studies might explore how disease rates vary from region to region. Identifying such variations can often be the first step in investigating the underlying social, economic or environmental conditions responsible for regional health variations. Alternatively, GIS technologies and/or models might be used to create new predictor variables, such as distance from a major road or a pollution source, or to predict an exposure such as air pollution. The statistical analysis of data involving geographically indexed data can be quite complicated due to the importance of adjusting appropriately for spatial and other types of correlation.
This Special Issue intends to highlight current and emerging trends in the field of spatial and spatio-temporal statistics. It is our intention to present a blend of methodological and applied topics, and as such we welcome submissions of novel methodology as well as interesting applications of spatial modelling. We encourage submissions with a broad environmental perspective, and welcome research relating to either the physical or social environment.
Prof. Dr. Louise Ryan
Dr. Craig Anderson
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- disease mapping
- spatio-temporal modelling
- public health
- environmental modelling