The Utah Geo-Health Lab (UGHL)
The Utah Geo-Health Lab was established in 2014. Research of the lab focuses on using GIS and spatial methods to investigate public health and environmental health problems. Current projects of the lab include smartphone-based mobility study (with support from the National Institute of Aging), access to healthcare (with supports from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma), neighborhood context analysis of health behaviors (with supports from the National Institute of Cancer and American Cancer Society), GIS-assisted air pollution exposure modeling (with support from the Natural Science Foundation of China), health consequences of agricultural pesticides exposure, and health disparities. Details of these projects are on the Projects page.