2.10 The spatial origins of population health (in-)equity

Space holds special importance in population health. Critical theories of inequity center geographies — from broad nation-states to more intimate neighborhood environments — as principal organizers of health and well-being. Still, despite a widespread understanding that “place matters” in health research, geospatial techniques for clarifying these relations are less widely used. In this episode of Sick Individuals/Sick Populations, we welcome on two leading geospatial scientists — Drs. Marynia Kolak and Peter Chen — for a timely chat on the importance of place for health (including how this relationship has accelerated recently, in face of COVID-19 and environmental harms), as well as their use of and efforts to democratize geospatial techniques for health research.