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Wednesday, April 6 • 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Mobile Phone Based Systematic Street Observations and Geotagged Photos to Identify Vector Control Opportunities in Informal Communities [D17]

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Rio das Pedras, home to approximately 63,500 residents, is the third largest informal community in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A tightly woven community, Rio das Pedras has continually attracted new residents while developing a growing local economy. Despite the collective successes, some services and infrastructure that many developed areas take for granted are missing in Rio das Pedras.    The team used the Fulcrum platform, a mobile data collection tool, to deploy a customized structured questionnaire and map layer of Rio das Pedras in order to conduct a neighborhood audit of the area. The app allowed the team to coordinate the collection photographic and location data in real time.  The project coordinator and two data collectors were able to collect SSO data at 643 locations (86% of all street segments) in Rio das Pedras, essentially collecting a saturated sample across the entire community.      More than 4,000 geotagged photos have subsequently been used to create themed photo collages, and visuals of random 5% sample of the street segments observed.  These photos have also been used to illustrate a community health profile produced for distribution to local residents and stakeholders.

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Andrew Rundle

Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health
Dr. Rundle's research focuses on the determinants of sedentary lifestyles and obesity and the health related consequences of these conditions. Dr. Rundle Co-directs the Built Environment and Health Research Group (beh.columbia.edu), a trans-disciplinary team of researchers studying how neighborhood built and social environments influence health, particularly physical activity and obesity risk. His work on urban design and... Read More →
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Gina Lovasi

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health
Gina S. Lovasi is an assistant professor in Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.  Her research examines how local policies and initiatives influence cardiovascular and respiratory health, seeking to understand whether the anticipated health benefits have been realized and to explore any unanticipated health effects.  She works to incorporate GIS into a range of health-related research projects in... Read More →
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Richa Gupta

Graduate Student in Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health
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Richard V. Remigio

Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Health Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Richard Remigio is a PhD candidate in the Climate and Health Program. Prior to starting his doctoral studies, he worked as an environmental engineer for the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) working broadly on water quality protection at the national scale. His primary research interests relates to characterizing the impacts of observed and projected heat wave events on vulnerable populations. He is also interested in understanding the... Read More →

Demo/Poster Collaborator
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Gustavo S. Azenha

Associate Research Scholar, Institute of Latin American Studies
Gustavo S. Azenha received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University,with an interdisciplinary background in the biology and social sciences (sociocultural anthropology & development sociology).  Gustavo's primary disciplinary expertise is development anthropology with a thematic specialization on globalization, social movements, and public policy. His academic and professional projects have been fairly diverse:  He has... Read More →
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Melika Ranjbar Behrooz

Undergraduate Student in Urban Studies, Barnard College
Melika Behrooz is a third-year student at Barnard College, majoring in Urban Studies and focusing in Public Health. She is currently working within a research group led by Professor Gina Lovasi, focusing on an urbanizing favela outside of Rio. She has also been working with Professor Lovasi on urban health projects as part of Mailman's newly launched Urban+Health Initiative. She is particularly interested in utilizing the data science methods... Read More →

Marilia Carvalho

Brazilian National School of Public Health at FioCruz
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Folake Eniola

PhD Candidate in Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health
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Sandro Galea

Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health
Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH, is a physician and an epidemiologist. Dr. Galea is interested in the social production of health of urban populations. His work explores innovative cells-to-society approaches to population health questions. His primary focus is on the causes of brain disorders, particularly common mood-anxiety disorders and substance abuse. He has long had a particular interest in the consequences of mass trauma and conflict... Read More →
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Daniel M. Sheehan

Member of the Built Environment and Health Project (BEH), Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University
Daniel M. Sheehan is a member of the Built Environment and Health Project (BEH) research group at Columbia University's Department of Epidemiology where he builds and processes geospatial databases for environmental health-related projects. He earned his MA in GIS from University at Buffalo and is currently enrolled in the IDSE's Certification of Professional Achievement in Data Sciences. Prior to joining the GIS team at BEH, he worked... Read More →

Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Roone Arledge Auditorium Lerner Hall, Columbia University 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10040

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