A consistent finding across health, social, business, and environmental literature is that location matters. To conduct impactful research that can be applied to real-world issues and problems, the research must be grounded within the context of the real world in both place and culture. Significant differences exist and can vary across scales from blocks to neighborhoods to regions. The collection, integration, and use of varied data are foundational to addressing the complex questions of today’s health research. To strategically transform this research, a robust integrated data platform is needed. This research presentation focuses on the design, development, implementation, and use of the Geospatial Analytical Research Knowledgebase (GeoARK) within three case studies covering issues and questions surrounding poverty, telehealth, and COVID-19.
Please contact Robert Sanders (SandersRL@missouri.edu) for Zoom information.