Solving Public Health Issues Using GIS Data

The UIC Online Public Health Geographic Information Systems (Public Health GIS) certificate program addresses the ever-increasing need for health professionals to visualize data and conduct spatial analyses to understand  a variety of factors that affect health outcomes in our communities.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools make it possible to investigate population health issues (e.g. crime, medical deserts, and access to transportation) using both publically available and institutional data to identify problems and to develop solutions.

The Public Health GIS certificate program prepares leaders to make the right decisions that responds and prepares for real-time changes and crisis situations.

Kristin Osiecki  |  Assistant Professor & Director of Curriculum

The Public Health GIS certificate program can be completed in only 4 courses, depending on the student’s previous GIS experience.