Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group’s Peter Gould Student Paper

The awarded paper and presentation, which are advised by Prof. Xun Shi, are titled “Spatiotemporal Analysis of Communicable Disease based on Epidemic Tree: A Case Study of Dengue Fever in Guangzhou City, China”. In this study, she explored and further developed a novel approach called “epidemic trees” to spatiotemporally model vector-borne disease. She applied the method to a dengue fever epidemic in China; with the constructed epidemic trees, she characterized details of epidemic process, and detected the associations of the disease with climate factors. This research is still ongoing and will be supported by the Dartmouth’s Scholar Innovation and Advancement Awards and Neukom CompX Faculty Grant.