S4 Winter 2020 GIS Institute Final Presentations

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

PSTC Seminar Room, Mencoff Hall 205

Faculty, staff, and graduate students from across Brown will present the projects they developed during the two-week GIS Institute. All are welcome to attend the day's events.

9:30 – 10:00 am Welcome Breakfast

10:00 – 10:45 am Session I: GIS Applications in the Social Sciences
Cyril Bennouna
, Violence against Refugees: A Geospatial, Time-Series Analysis
Eva Rios, Non-State Change in São Paulo: An Exploratory Study
Nicolas Taccone, The Spread of Violence inside Peru during the Internal Armed Conflict

10:45 – 11:30 am Session II: GIS and Health I 
Jun Tao
, Assessing PrEP uptake and persistence in Rhode Island
Joe B. Silva, Geographic Variation in Medicare Advantage Enrollment Expansion: An Exploratory Analysis
Christina Crowley, Newly Diagnosed Hepatitis C Cases in Rhode Island: Dispersion and Opportunity for Public Health Intervention

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Session III: Historical GIS
Jonathan B. Fine
, The Fragments Controversy: Visualizing a Theological Dispute with GIS
Baoli Yang
, The Poetics of Places: The Imagined Territory and the Han Complex in Chinese Poetry during the Tang Era (618-907)

12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 – 2:15 pm Session IV: GIS and Health II
Jong Cheol Shin
, The Association of Insufficient Sleep and Light Pollution in Urban Residential Areas
Elizabeth Samuels, Identifying Overdose Hotspots for Targeted Overdose Prevention and Addiction Treatment
Collette Sosnowy, Injection Drug Use among Women in New England

2:15 – 2:45 pm Session V: GIS: Management, Information & Decision-Making
Lydia Curliss
, Integrating an Information Literacy Framework to Create Better GIS Instruction in the Library
Alexander J. Kamper
, A Few Hundred Years of Agricultural Myth Making Or: What Crisis on American Farms?

2:45 – 3:30 pm Certificate Presentation & Closing Remarks

3:30 pm Close of Conference