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Tuesday, March 15 • 8:30am - 9:30am
National Library of Medicine (NLM) Community Mapping Project

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This session will cover an innovative strategy for engaging community members, students, and researchers in population health.
Learning Objectives:
1. Describe low-cost and open resources for GIS mapping.
2. Create a data collection tool on a mobile device that can be uploaded to analyze spatial or geographical data.
3. Demonstrate how GIS mapping tools can be an engaging population health teaching tool for students, researchers, and community members. 


Dana Burshell, MPH, CCRP

Program Coordinator, Medical University of South Carolina
Dana Burshell is the Community Engagement Program Coordinator with the South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina.  She received a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Through both research and practice, she has been active in public health for over ten years.  Dana’s passion is empowering individuals and communities... Read More →
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Kurt Menke, MA, GISP

GIS Specialist, Bird's Eye View
Kurt Menke is a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received a Master’s degree in Geography from the University of New Mexico in 2000. That same year he founded Bird’s Eye View, his consulting business. He has been working as a consultant with the National Library of Medicine for 10 years. The work has focused on empowering underserved populations with mapping technology. His other two focus areas are... Read More →

John Scott, MS

President, Center for Public Service Communications
Mr. Scott founded (1990) and directs the Center for Public Service Communications whose mission is to provide guidance and expertise to individuals, communities and public sector organizations in the specialized field of applying telecommunications and information technologies to reduce health disparities, to improve health services to underserved and disenfranchised individuals and communities and to improve the collection and sharing of... Read More →

Deborah Williamson, MSN, DHA

Associate Dean, MUSC College of Nursing
Dr. Deborah Williamson is Associate Dean for Practice and an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Duke University, her Master's in Nursing and Certificate in Nurse-Midwifery from the University of Utah, and a Doctoral Degree from the MUSC College of Health Professions in Administration and Leadership. She has received over 5... Read More →

Tuesday March 15, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
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