Learn Spatial Methods to Improve Public Health
Develop skills and knowledge as a public health professional and explore how different geographical contexts shape health outcomes, trends, and inequalities. Use spatial analysis techniques to solve public health problems at local and regional levels. If this emerging field of study interests you, learn more about our GeoHealth track now:

GeoHealth Courses

Required Courses

Concentration Total: 20 Units

SSCI 581 Concepts for Spatial Thinking 4 units
SSCI 583 Spatial Analysis 4 units
SSCI 589 Cartography and Visualization 4 units
SSCI 591 Web and Mobile GIS 4 units

And choose one of these courses:

PM 529 Environmental Health: An Epidemiological Approach 4 units
PM 536 Program Evaluation & Research 4 units

GeoHealth Careers

For individuals who want to work at the forefront of public health management, the field of geospatial health sciences provides a variety of career opportunities in local, regional, state, federal and international health agencies.

Job titles in GeoHealth Leadership can include:

  • Data Manager
  • Field Researcher
  • Geographer
  • GeoSpatial Analyst
  • Programmer/Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Visual Information Specialist

Organizations using GIS data, mapping and spatial analysis in Public Health include:

  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Library of Medicine
  • Department of Public Health
  • Trust for America’s Health
  • Urban and Regional Information Systems Association
  • National Cancer Intelligence Network
  • Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network
  • National Institutes of Health
  • American Public Health Association
  • Association of American Geographers
  • National Science Foundation
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Clinton Foundation
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Hewlett Foundation
  • The World Health Organization
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Intro to GeoHealth |Student Spotlight with Tiara Sigaran, MPH and Nathan Morga, MPH