|2023-07-31 Sabrina Li-Mapping the Nexus of Human-Environment Interactions for Understanding Epidemiological Landscapes in Brazil|
|發表時間：2023-07-28 閱讀次數：1988 發布者：20190235|
主講人：Dr. Sabrina Li, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Global connectivity, urbanisation, and climate change have redefined the complex relationship between humans, animals, and their environment in the 21st century. The pandemic era has directed mass attention to emerging and re-emerging pathogens that survive in nature, and their capability to cause infectious diseases in humans through zoonotic spillover. Globally, zoonotic emerging infectious disease risk is elevated in forested tropical regions with rich biodiversity and increasing land-use changes. This characteristic profiles Brazil, which continues to experience significant disease burden and public health challenges from infectious diseases with zoonotic origin. Guided by the theoretical frameworks of medical geography, I will discuss the application of large open-access datasets, GIS, and statistical modelling to understand how human decisions around interactions with the physical, built, and social environments shape infectious disease risk in Brazil. By following the life course of infectious diseases from “emergence”, “spread”, to “response”, I will draw on case studies from recent infectious disease outbreaks and epidemics in Brazil, including Zika, yellow fever, and COVID-19. Findings and implications from this research have been used and could continue to inform public health policies and interventions in Brazil. Future research should continue to explore the integration of large open-access datasets for understanding geographical inequalities in disease risk.
Dr. Sabrina Li is Assistant Professor in Quantitative Geography at the University of Nottingham. She leads the School of Geography Health Geography Hub and is a Co-I of the Measurement and Geographies Programme at the Rights Lab. She has been recognised as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for Science and Healthcare. Her research investigates the interactions between human health and the physical, social, and built environments. Dr. Li is interested in understanding why certain populations are more susceptible to diseases and ill health than others, and the assessment of differential health impacts experienced by disadvantaged populations. Most of her work focuses on the social and environmental determinants of health. To address the complexity of these areas, her work mainly utilises large spatial data tools from GIS and quantitative methods. Please see her personal webpage for more details.