GC055:
Observations from Space: A Unique Vantage Point for the Study of Climate Change and its Affects on Human Health





Session ID#: 23652

Session Description:
The session is designed to review progress in the effort to predict and mitigate infectious and environment disease using remote sensing parameters. The speakers will discuss models developed by NASA and their partners for application of the research results for improved prevention and prediction of outbreaks. This session is specifically designed discuss Geohealth and how using NASA data benefits health providers/researchers who need environmental data to study and understand the geographic, environmental, and meteorological differences in disease. The session will focus on using satellite remote sensing of to fill the gaps of environmental, spatial, and temporal data for tracking diseases and illnesses. Satellite earth observations provide a wealth of health applications for the imaginative investigator. The session is directly related to Global Environmental Change and will present research results of the remote sensing environmental observations of earth and health applications.
Primary Convener:  Sue M Estes, NASA/UAH, Earth Science, Huntsville, AL, United States
Conveners:  John Haynes, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States and Ali H Omar, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States
Index Terms:

0480 Remote sensing [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
1616 Climate variability [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1640 Remote sensing [GLOBAL CHANGE]
9805 Instruments useful in three or more fields [GENERAL OR MISCELLANEOUS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Sue M Estes, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, John Haynes, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States and NASA Applied Sciences Health and Air Quality Program Manager
Antarpreet Jutla, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States, Sonia Aziz, Moravian College, Philedelphia, United States, Ali S Akanda, University of Rhode Island, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Narragansett, RI, United States, Munirul Alam, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Dhaka, Bangladesh, Gias U Ahsan, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Anwar Huq, University of Maryland College Park, Maryland Pathogen Research Institute, College Park, MD, United States and Rita R Colwell, University of Maryland College Park, Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, College Park, MD, United States
Yang Liu, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, United States, Joshua S Fu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, Matthew Strickland, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV, United States, Guannan Geng, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, United States, Howard H. Chang, Emory University, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Atlanta, GA, United States and Yongqiang Liu, USDA Forest Service, Athens, GA, United States
Maury Gordon Estes Jr1, Tabassum Insaf2, William L Crosson3 and Mohammad Z. Al-Hamdan3, (1)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (2)Department of Health New York State, Albany, NY, United States, (3)Universities Space Research Association Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States
Katelyn O'Dell1, Bonne Ford1, Ryan Gan2, Jingyang Liu3, William Lassman1, Moira Burke4, Gabriele Pfister5, Ambarish Vaidyanathan6, John Volckens7, Sheryl Magzamen2, Emily V Fischer1 and Jeffrey R Pierce3, (1)Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (2)Colorado State University, Department of Environmental and Radiological Health, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (3)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (4)Facebook Inc, Fremont, CA, United States, (5)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA, United States, (7)Colorado State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Justin Kyle Davis1, Geoffrey P Vincent1, Michael Hildreth1, Lon Kightlinger2, Chris Carlson3 and Michael C Wimberly1, (1)South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, United States, (2)South Dakota Department of Health, Pierre, SD, United States, (3)South Dakota Department of Health, Public Health Laboratory, Pierre, SD, United States
Andrea Hess, Justin Kyle Davis and Michael C Wimberly, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, United States
Fuyuen Yip, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, United States and Ambarish Vaidyanathan, Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA, United States
Jinchun Yuan, Elizabeth City State Universit, Elizabeth City, NC, United States
Jason Lee, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, United States
Michael C Wimberly1, Justin Kyle Davis2, Geoffrey Vincent2, Andrea Hess2 and Michael B Hildreth3, (1)South Dakota State University, Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, Brookings, SD, United States, (2)South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, United States, (3)South Dakota State University, Department of Biology and Microbiology, Brookings, SD, United States
Ali S Akanda1, M Alfi Hasan1, Antarpreet Jutla2, Sonia Aziz3, Munirul Alam4, Gias U Ahsan5, Anwar Huq6 and Rita R Colwell7, (1)University of Rhode Island, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Narragansett, RI, United States, (2)West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States, (3)Moravian College, Philedelphia, United States, (4)International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Dhaka, Bangladesh, (5)North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, (6)University of Maryland College Park, Maryland Pathogen Research Institute, College Park, MD, United States, (7)University of Maryland College Park, Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, College Park, MD, United States