Dai's Geospatial Health Research Lab

Dr. Dai's Geospatial Health Research Lab (GHRL) conducts research on environment-based urban and social issues, public health, transportation, and computational Geographic Information Sciences (GIS). Our research addresses built environment, access to healthcare, neighborhood effects, and their implication on planning, public health, and policy.

Our research has been funded by the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), among others. Our collaboration connects us to Asia, Europe, South America, North America, and Africa. Please visit the RESEARCH page for more details.

We have capacity providing advanced geospatial technologies to researchers, students, and others in Metro Atlanta community and beyond. Please contact us if you are interested in joining our research or have any questions, collaboration, or services.

*** Graduate research assistantships are available. Being able to drive to the field is expected. Please contact us for more information***. 

Dr. Dai and his colleagues developed an Urban Health Index toolkit (UHI) for the World Health Organization which uses a single matrix to evaluate health disparities in cities. You may download the Excel-based tool here. The report is published by the WHO available here.