RDU Webinar Series: Identifying Target Areas for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Louisiana through Geospatial Analysis

Recorded On: 08/10/2017

The Louisiana Tumor Registry (LTR), along with the Louisiana Colorectal Cancer Roundtable and geospatial experts from NCI, Westat, and Temple University, collaborated to map colorectal cancer in Louisiana to support the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable’s “80% by 2018” initiative.  The overall goal of the project was to use multiple data sources and geospatial analyses in order to identify the places and high-risk populations who may benefit the most from screening interventions.  Through this webinar, the LTR will share its experiences with address cleaning and geospatial analyses, as well as present the resulting maps and implications for screening in Louisiana.

Lauren S. Maniscalco, MPH

Lauren Maniscalco has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health.  She has been working for the Louisiana Tumor Registry since 2010 and is currently the Registry Liaison.

Kevin Henry, PhD, MA

Kevin Henry earned his PhD in Geography from McGill University and is currently an associate professor in the Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University and a member of Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program.  He is a medical geographer focusing on the intersection between geography, public health, and epidemiology.

Yong Yi, PhD, MS

Yong Yi earned her PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wyoming and a Master of Science degree in Statistics from Texas A&M University.  She has been working for the Louisiana Tumor Registry since 2016 and is currently the data manager.