Health Geography

geography of tweets
The geography of Twitter tweets in January 2015

We do research in the fields of quanti­tative health geo­graphy and spatial epi­demiology, that is, studying the spatial and temporal dis­tribution of health out­comes and their locally specific causes so that we know where to intervene to improve health and prevent di­seases.

We apply approaches from digital epi­demiology and base our research on novel data sources, such as un­structured and semi-structured texts (e.g., geo-referenced social media data) and link these to other data (e.g., official health and en­viron­mental statistics, land use and land cover data, etc.) that can be spatially inte­grated with disease mapping, ex­posure mapping, and spatial modelling approaches.

Research and Teaching

Group leader

Dr. Oliver Grübner

Group members

Nicolas Schmidheiny
Anna Hug
Michael von Rhein (UZH Kispi, KSW)
Markus Wolf (UZH Psychology)

Belongs to the organizational unit

Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis