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Amy Kind to Deliver Keynote Address at UW-Madison Geospatial Summit

The Geospatial Summit is returning to UW-Madison on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Our keynote speaker will be Amy Kind from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Kind will speak on “Advancing Precision Medicine via Social Exposome Geography.” A brief description is as follows: The exposome, comprising the variety of life-course exposures and influenced by structural inequities such as systematic racism, is theorized to interact with biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and economic mechanisms as a modifiable factor influencing health risk and resilience. In this talk Dr. Kind will provide a broad-scale overview of the topic of exposome studies as it relates to health, the importance of geography to the field of social exposome study, and key role data democratization plays in linking social exposome science to action in research, clinical practice, and policy.

Dr. Kind is Associate Dean for Social Health Sciences and Programs; Executive Director, Wisconsin Partnership Program; Director, UW Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR); and Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics.

The keynote is at 10 am. It will be followed at 11 am by presentations from: Eric Compas, UW–Whitewater Department of Geography; Sue Swanson, Wisconsin State Geologist; and Danielle Tanzer, UW–Madison Arboretum.

At 1:15 pm, there will be a career panel and career fair, with representatives from local GIS companies and agencies.

The event is free and open to all, including students, staff, faculty and members of the community.

The 2024 event will be held in Gordon Commons, 821 W Johnson St, Madison. More information can be found here.

We encourage you to register for the event to help us better plan for it. The registration page is here.