October Speakers Series Event: Dr. Deborah Salvo

Dr. Deborah Salvo
SMART Africa and ICHAD hosted a speaker series event on October 30, 2018. Our speaker was Dr. Salvo, whose research interests lie in generating, translating and scaling up evidence for reducing health and social disparities, with a particular emphasis on chronic disease prevention in low and middle-income countries, and among minority groups in the United States. She works to understand the context-specific relationships between the built environment and health; document and improve geospatial health disparities; and improve objective measures to quantify obesity-related behaviors (physical activity, diet) and relevant geospatial exposures (social and built environment) using GIS, accelerometry, GPS, geostatistical approaches, and other new technologies.