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WVCTSI Master Class: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

WVCTSI will host a special two-day Master Class on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for public health health, clinical, and policy research. During day one of this event, attendees will hear from a nationwide group of experts presenting their research and ideas that will give attendees the opportunity to see how broadly these methodologies can be applied. Day one will conclude with a networking event where participants can share ideas and discuss priority areas.


  • Frank Annie, PhD, Research Associate and Health Geographer CAMC Hospital Systems
  • Rajib Paul, PhD, Associate Professor at University of North Carolina Charlotte, Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Sonikpreet Aulakh, MD, Assistant Professor at WVU, School of Medicine Department of Neuroscience
  • Brian Witrick, PhD, Clemson University

Day two will be a workshop covering basic map making and use of cluster and drive time analyses. Attendees will also create their own GIS powered web-based applications that will be usable on nearly all smart devices.

This event will take place from 12 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7 and from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8. Attendees have the option to attend in person or remotely via Zoom. Any questions can be directed to Kerri Rogers at

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