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15 SEP 2023 (FRI) 15:00-15:15

Updated: Oct 4, 2023

HKU GEOGRAPHY: Monthly Research Talks

Looking back: the dynamic COVID-19 pattern and neighborhood characteristics in California

Date: 15 SEP 2023 (Friday)

Time: 15:00-15:15 (HKT)

(No registration required)



The impact of COVID-19 has been recognized by scientists among multiple disciplines in the past three years. The related social determinants of health (SDOH) are varying across communities and population groups, potentially explaining the dynamic pattern of COVID-19 incidence.

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, HKU

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Yanjia Cao received her PhD in Geography from University of Maryland, and MS in Geography from University at Buffalo-SUNY. As a health geographer, she had cross-disciplinary training in public health science during her postdoctoral scholarship, at Stanford University School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, and also University of California San Diego, School of Public Health. Her current projects cover a variety of world-wide locations, concentrating on food environment and diabetes in San Diego, access to COVID-19 vaccine in England, and hospital facility functionality in Malawi. She serves board of directors (BOD) for the Health and Medical Geography specialty group at AAG since 2019. She was also the BOD member for the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences during 2019-2020.



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