Research Applications

Epidemiology and Public Health

Many infectious diseases and chronic illnesses are influenced by the surrounding climate and land use. For example, seasonal allergies and asthma have complex and important relationships with the environment. AGS is working with environmental health professionals and epidemiologists to help design spatially explicit models that can track diseases, their spread, and potential hotspots of illness. We’re at the forefront of a new movement to create specialized products that integrate remote-sensing technologies, climate models, and web-based mapping tools for public health applications.