Este Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, GISP

Dr. Geraghty is the Chief Medical Officer and Health Solutions Director at Esri where she leads business development for the Health and Human Services sector. Formerly the Deputy Director of the Center for Health Statistics and Informatics with the California Department of Public Health, Dr. Geraghty led the state vital records and public health informatics programs. There she engaged in statewide initiatives in meaningful use, health information exchange, open data and interoperability. While serving as an Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine at the University of California at Davis she conducted research on geographic approaches to influencing health policy and advancing community development programs. A specific area of research focus involved pesticide safety. In addition to her degrees in Medicine, Medical Informatics and Public Health, Dr. Geraghty is also a board certified public health professional (CPH) and a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP).

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Slovakia’s COVID-19 Testing Gains Efficiency with Live Maps

In the old town district of Bratislava, Slovakia, a live map reduced wait times in the country’s push to test every adult over two weekends.

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How GIS Can Help Leaders Achieve Equitable, Speedy Vaccine Distribution

As the world prepares for the most complex global vaccination campaign in history, location intelligence provides essential capabilities.

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A Breakthrough Way to Map DNA?

Alice Rathjen has spent a career contemplating new ways to study human genetic information. Now she has a plan.

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COVID-19: Contact Tracing Is Making Progress in Colorado

Tri-County Health Department harnessed the power of GIS to build a workflow-driven case investigation and contact tracing tool.

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COVID-19: CDC Supports State Dashboards to Better Monitor Cases and Capacity

CDC uses mapping to monitor the spread of COVID-19 at the county level, following up on any spike to lend a hand in quelling every outbreak.

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To Balance Priorities in a COVID-19 World, Geography Matters

Esri’s chief medical officer, Este Geraghty, explores how to prioritize public health versus individual well-being or economic hardship.

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COVID-19: Introducing Community Contact Tracing

With today’s level of mobility, adding location to contact tracing can help cast a net to slow down the spread of COVID-19.

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COVID-19: Five Spatial Approaches to Safely Reopen

Maps help organizations weigh wellness and economic impacts as communities work toward reopening from COVID-19 disruptions.

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GISCorps Builds an Authoritative Map of COVID-19 Testing Sites

GISCorps rallied its expert mapping members to address a critical COVID-19 data gap: the sites of testing facilities across the nation.

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COVID-19: Dedicated Scientist in Florida Made Quick Moves to Map the Disease

Public health and emergency managers rally around data and models to guide Florida through the COVID-19 crisis.

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Models and Maps Explore COVID-19 Surges and Capacity to Help Officials Prepare

GIS users combine models and maps to explore hospital capacity forecasts and test different social distancing scenarios.

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Mapping Epidemics: From SARS, Zika, and Ebola to the Pandemic of COVID-19

During epidemics, public health agencies turn to GIS to track disease spread, safeguard at-risk populations, and allocate available resources.

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Smart Maps Guide COVID-19 Investigations and Actions, and Monitor Effectiveness

Location intelligence helps investigators trace COVID-19 infection routes, implement control measures, and gauge their effectiveness.

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Coronavirus: World Connectivity Can Save Lives

Johns Hopkins University published a now-famous coronavirus dashboard to track and fight the spread of COVID-19 cases.

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Researchers Unlock Opioid Overdose Patterns Using Geospatial Analysis

Spatial analytics proves helpful to combat opioid use disorder, informing researchers on patterns as well as targeting individuals for treatment.

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The Hidden Factor Affecting Employee Health

It’s time for employers to wake up to an overlooked–and costly–aspect of employee health.

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Concierge Medicine: Missing Something?

An increasingly popular form of health care could improve patient diagnostics with more information on location.

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Infectious Mosquitoes Pose Increasing Health Threat

Predictive modeling helps public health professionals understand mosquito behavior and plan a targeted attack to mitigate disease spread.

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