Events: CDC/ATSDR GIS Day 2017

Mark Your Calendar! CDC/ATSDR GIS Day – November 15th, 2017
GeoSWG’s GIS Day – November 15, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Chamblee Campus, Building 106, Rooms 1 A/B/C

Join us for a day of presentations, a map gallery, and the ever-popular bake off! GIS Day is open to CDC and non-CDC employees, partners, public health and GIS professionals, and college and professional students. You may register for the event hereExternal. Plus compete in our “Where in the World?!” quizExternal for a chance to win a prize, awarded at GIS Day. Both the form and quiz take about 5 minutes each to complete. Registration is not required to attend.*

Schedule of Events

  • 8:00 a.m. – Map Gallery Opens
  • 9:00 a.m. – Opening Remarks – Dr. Robin Wagner, Chief Science Officer, Office of Public Health Scientific Services, CDC
  • 9:30 a.m. – Plenary Speaker – Dr. Este Geraghty, Chief Medical Officer and Health Solutions Director at Esri
  • 10:25 a.m. – Presenters – Session 1
  • 11:45 a.m. – Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. – Map Gallery Poster Session
  • 1:15 p.m. – Presenters – Session 2
  • 2:25 p.m. – Lightning Talks
  • 3:00 p.m. – Presenters – Session 3
  • 4:00 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

View the full agenda Cdc-pdf[PDF – 755 KB].

CDC shuttle service will be available from the Roybal Campus, Building 19, leaving at 8:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  Return shuttles to Roybal will leave from Chamblee, Building 106, at 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Opening remarks – Robin Wagner, PhD, MS, Chief Science Officer, Office of Public Health Scientific Services (OPHSS)

Since 2014, Dr. Robin Wagner has served as the Chief Science Officer for the Office of Public Health Scientific Services (OPHSS). She is the co-founder and interim Chair of CDC’s new scientific workgroup, the Data Visualization Science Advisory Group (DataViz SAG).  She has worked in the environmental health and injury fields for over 30 years in government, university and non-profit settings. Dr. Wagner returned to CDC after serving six years at the U.S. National Institutes of Health as the Director of the Division of Statistical Analysis and Reporting in the Office of Extramural Research, Office of the Director. Prior to that, she spent 12 years at CDC in a number of research and policy roles. She is currently the co-chair of the Research, Technology and Development Evaluation Topic Interest Group of the American Evaluation Association. She has served as a board member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Corporation and MIT Alumni Association, and spent 17 years as a member of the MIT Visiting Committee on Sponsored Research. Dr. Wagner has a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a M.S. in Technology and Policy from MIT, and a Sc.B. in Neuroscience and Behavior from Brown University.

Plenary Speaker – Estella M. Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, CPH, GISP

Dr. Este Geraghty

Dr. Geraghty is the Chief Medical Officer and Health Solutions Director at Esri, a global company that builds ArcGIS. Dr. Geraghty leads business development for the Health and Human Services sector, focusing on applying The Science of WhereTM to unlock data’s full potential in every health organization. Formerly the Deputy Director of the Center for Health Statistics and Informatics with the California Department of Public Health, Dr. Geraghty led the state vital records and public health informatics programs. There she engaged in statewide initiatives in meaningful use, health information exchange, open data and interoperability. While serving as an Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine at the University of California at Davis she conducted research on geographic approaches to influencing health policy and advancing community development programs. In addition to her degrees in Medicine, Medical Informatics and Public Health, Dr. Geraghty is also a board certified public health professional (CPH) and a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP).

NOTE: All outside participants must go through visitor clearance prior to attendance. The deadline for non-U.S. citizens has already passed. Please contact Melissa Smith to coordinate visitor clearance.

* Please note, your name and email will be collected only to facilitate planning and coordination of CDC GIS Day and to identify the winner of the “Where in the World?!” quiz. This information will not be retained after CDC GIS Day. Your participation in this survey is voluntary. Both the form and the quiz take approximately 5 minutes to complete.