2013 Plenary Speakers
David C. Goodman, MD, MS
Professor of Pediatrics and of Health Policy at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
“Changing the Geography of Health Care: The Dartmouth Atlas and Health Care Reform”
Description: Dartmouth studies of geographic variation in health care have led to insights about the determinants of quality and efficiency. The Dartmouth Atlas project has built the largest university database of geographically referenced health care data in the U.S. and has applied spatial analysis and good cartography to turn terabytes of data in analyses understood by doctors, health care administrators, and politicians. Highlights of the Dartmouth Atlas project and its use of Esri tools will be presented.
Biography: David C. Goodman is Professor of Pediatrics and of Health Policy at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice; Director of the Center for Health Policy Research; and Co-Principal Investigator, Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care. While Dr. Goodman's primary research interest is variation of health workforce supply and its relation to health outcomes, his studies of unwarranted regional and provider variation spans many different clinical areas and patient populations. He has published over 120 research papers, editorials, and national reports.
Consultant, Westat for the National Resource Centers for Child Welfare Data and Technology
“Leveraging GIS among Child Welfare Professionals”
Description: The National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology ( NRCCWDT), a service of the Federal Children’s Bureau, hosts a GIS peer to peer group to facilitate communication among child welfare professionals who use GIS. The peer to peer group meets regularly as a virtual gathering space for GIS professionals. This session will go over the structure of coordinating and implementing peer to peer learning and examples of how GIS is being used by child welfare agencies.
Biography: Kathryn Kulbicki is a consultant from Westat for the National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology (NRCCWDT). She has nine years of geospatial experience in child welfare, public heath, and transportation research. She holds two masters degrees in geography and urban planning from West Chester University and is currently working toward a Ph.D. in geography from George Mason University.
Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
“GIS: Not Just About Maps"
How Data Visualization Changes the Health Business
Description:The Dynamic health care market demands a nimble, responsive state health department that can protect, provide and pay for health care services. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is leading major, strategic innovations in the state to improve the health of its residents. Secretary Kliebert will share how the use of GIS informs policy decisions and interventions ranging from Medicaid managed care to improving birth outcomes.
Biography: Appointed by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Kathy H. Kliebert became secretary of the state’s Department of Health and Hospitals in March 2013 after a long-term career in public service in Louisiana. She has been a leader in the Department for more than 25 years, where she has led efforts to promote independent living for individuals with developmental disabilities and transform behavioral health care services for hundreds