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Geospatial Forum with Dr. Gustavo Machado
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Dr. Gustavo Machado
Assistant Professor in NC State's Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, and CGA Faculty Fellow; hosted by Dr. Ross Meentemeyer
Developing Risk Priority Scores for Communicable Diseases: a Small Area Health Perspective
A first important step towards better usability of available disease surveillance databases in developing countries, such as Brazil, is developing easier to interpret risk-based priority indices using small area scale health data. Additionally, there is a need to reclassify and downscale multi-resolution state-level geospatial data to better serve policymakers at the municipality level. This Forum highlights a proposed transition from small-area Bayesian methods used in risk classification to geostatistical approaches and examines the potential of this approach on the occurrence of Leptospirosis in Brazil.