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Featured editorial: An overview of GeoAI applications in health and healthcare

© PhonlamaiPhoto / Getty ImagesThere is an emerging role for GeoAI in health and healthcare, as location is an integral part of both population and individual health. This editorial provides an overview of GeoAI technologies and their current and potential applications in several disciplines within public health, precision medicine, and Internet of Things-powered smart healthy cities.

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  1. Authors: Liberty Makacha, Prestige Tatenda Makanga, Yolisa Prudence Dube, Jeffrey Bone, Khátia Munguambe, Geetanjali Katageri, Sumedha Sharma, Marianne Vidler, Esperança Sevene, Umesh Ramadurg, Umesh Charantimath, Amit Revankar and Peter von Dadelszen

    Content type: Research

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A leader among the field, International Journal of Health Geographics is an interdisciplinary, open access journal publishing internationally significant studies of geospatial information systems and science applications in health and healthcare. With an exceptional author satisfaction rate and a quick time to first decision, the journal caters to readers across an array of healthcare disciplines globally. 

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Maged N. Kamel Boulos, Sun Yat-sen University, China

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Maged N. Kamel Boulos, Editor-in-Chief

Maged N. Kamel Boulos is a British scientist and Full Professor of Digital Health Systems at Sun Yat-sen University, China.

He worked before that at the University of the Highlands and Islands in Scotland, University of Plymouth, University of Bath, and City, University of London. He has more than 28 years of combined clinical and informatics experience, spanning the clinical, industry and academic/research worlds (1990-2018).

As well as his medical degree and Master’s in Clinical Dermatology, he holds a Master’s in Medical Informatics from King's College, University of London, and a PhD in Measurement & Information in Medicine (GIS) from City, University London. 

Maged teaches and has >150 publications (GS h-index: 37) on a specialist range of medical/public health informatics and geoinformatics topics. He is Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and was co-Chair of WG IV/4 within ISPRS Commission IV, 2008-2012. He is the Founding Editor (2001) and Editor-in-Chief of the MEDLINE-indexed International Journal of Health Geographics. His research has received wide media coverage and is/has been funded by national and international bodies, including World Health Organization EMRO and EURO; European Commission; UK TSB KTP Programme; UK AHRC; and Public Health Agency of Canada (funding one of his former PhD students).


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