Special Issue "Spatial Epidemiology of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)"
A special issue of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease (ISSN 2414-6366).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019
Dr. Janey Messina
School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY, UK
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Interests: health geography; spatial epidemiology of infectious diseases; the application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and quantitative analysis to public health and social science research questions; Population-environment interactions, particularly in developing countries
This Special Issue focuses on recent research on the spatial epidemiology of infectious diseases. This area of research crosses disciplinary boundaries, drawing on expertise in the fields of geography, applied statistics, and public health science. While spatial epidemiological approaches can be applied to many health problems, this issue will specifically explore geographic variations in infectious diseases. This may include both the description and analysis of risk and spread patterns, and range from local to global in scale. In exploring these patterns, studies must consider not only the distribution of infectious disease agents, but also the socioeconomic, behavioural, and demographic aspects of the human populations which they affect and the natural and built environments in which humans and infectious agents interact. Methodologically, studies will take a spatial approach and make use of various computational techniques including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial analysis, disease distribution modelling, and spatial statistical techniques.
Dr. Janey Messina
Manuscript Submission Information
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- spatial epidemiology
- infectious diseases
- disease ecology
- vector-borne diseases
- risk mapping