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April 13, 2011

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Fulbright Award to Support Epidemiology Study in India

Dr. Marilyn Ruiz, clinical associate professor of pathobiology and director of the GIS and Spatial Analysis Laboratory at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, has received a Fulbright Award to carry out research in India, where she will use spatial epidemiology techniques to help address persistent public health challenges.

Spatial epidemiology concepts and techniques will be used to identify hotspots, create maps to explain and analyze spatial patterns, and integrate data about maternal and child health with local socio-economic and environmental characteristics. Household-level health survey data collected by the University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India, will be combined with other data on population and urban characteristics in identified slum areas of Delhi to generate local level morbidity and mortality indicators among women and children.

Dr. Ruiz is very eager "to work in this challenging environment, where need is great and the level of institutional access to technology is limited."

Learn more about Dr. Ruiz and her research.