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[Graduate School of Public Health] Division of Public Health BK21 Foreign Scholar Invitation Seminar

Mar 03, 2022

Division of Public Health BK21 Foreign Scholar Invitation Seminar

SNU Graduate School of Public Health Division of Public Health BK21 Enterprise Organization is hosting a foreign scholar invitation seminar.

This seminar will be held via Zoom online meeting, so we will look forward to the participation of those who are interested.

  1. Event: "Google Earth Engine and Applications for Environmental Health: an Introduction" (Presenter: Professor Kelvin Fong of Dalhousie University
  2. Date and Time: 2022. 3. 3. (Thu) 10:00 AM
  3. How to Participate
    - Online Zoom: https://snu-ac-kr.zoom.us/j/88147325046 (Meeting ID: 881 4732 5046)
  4. Host: SNU Graduate School of Public Health Division of Public Health BK21 Enterprise Organization
  5. Inquiries: Division of Public Health BK21 Enterprise Organization (inukhwang87@snu.ac.kr)

* No registration fees.

Abstract
This lecture and workshop aim to introduce Google Earth Engine (GEE), an online tool for geographic analysis, and to demonstrate its potential applications in environmental health analyses. With its immense data repository of satellite remote sensing products, GEE may be incorporated into the data analysis pipelines for scientists seeking to work efficiently with these data. The workshop will present examples of greenness assessments and seek active participation from attendees, who are encouraged to have registered for GEE access*.
 
*Please obtain GEE access prior to the lecture at https://earthengine.google.com/new_signup/
 
Presenter Bio
Dr. Kelvin C. Fong is an assistant professor and the Elizabeth May Chair in Sustainability and Environmental Health in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Dalhousie University. Dr. Fong completed his postdoctoral training in Michelle Bell's Group at Yale University after the doctorate in environmental health and epidemiology at Harvard University with Joel Schwartz.

Through research, Dr. Fong studies their health effects and investigates strategies to minimize detriments, especially among vulnerable populations. Lately, he focused on environmental health disparities, asking if certain population subgroups are more exposed to and more affected by exposures such as air pollution, heat, and natural vegetation (greenness). To do this, he develops methods to efficiently process large amounts of spatiotemporal data, then apply advanced epidemiologic methods to ascertain health effects. He extends his analysis using causal inference to estimate what health effects and disparities among population subgroups would have been had levels of environmental exposures been different.