In collaboration with the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Health Policy Institute and the Virginia Network for Geospatial Health Research, the VCU Center on Human Needs is releasing the second of eight studies assessing population health inequities and related social and economic conditions in urban and rural communities across the United States. Working alongside the project partners are eight “Place Matters” teams consisting of individuals who work and live in each of the communities studied.
- VCU News
A mathematical model that has been used for more than 80 years to determine the hunting range of animals in the wild holds promise for mapping the territories of street gangs, a UCLA-led team of social scientists reports in a new study.
Turns out a model built on these ideas does a good job predicted gang crime. Where is it? Not in the heart of a gang's territory but on the boundaries between gangs. The team included criminologies, anthropologists and mathematicians.
Heard of PatientsLikeMe?
PatientsLikeMe, the leading health data-sharing website, announces the appointment of three new executives to its leadership team. The company, which recently expanded its website to invite patients with any disease, makes this move to focus on expanding the collection and use of real-world disease knowledge to improve patients' personal experiences and health outcomes.
One of the new leaders is a geo-person.
Michael Evers, Executive Vice President of Marketing
A consumer and technology marketing expert, Evers joins the company to spearhead business to business marketing and member acquisition. Before joining PatientsLikeMe, Evers was Global Vice President of Marketing for Artfact, the world's leading live auction software and services provider, and earlier President of BroadMap, a provider of industry-leading geographic data products. Evers' geospatial industry experience started at TomTom in 2005, where he was the Global Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for the company's Tele Atlas business unit. Evers has also held senior positions at Motorola and AOL Time Warner.
I'm not sure that means they'll be implementing any geofiltering or use of their data...