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Staff Spotlight: Health Geographer Emelie Bailey Connects the Dots in Ohio's Opioid Epidemic

Health geography has a long history in public health – dating back to the 1850s when English doctor John Snow mapped cholera deaths in a London neighborhood, pinpointing a contaminated water pump as the source of the outbreak.


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  • We've held leadership positions in state and local government agencies & private sector organizations.
  • We have experience working directly with government agencies through MEDTAPP, which links academic research centers to state agencies.
  • We draw on the expertise of faculty and staff from Ohio's seven medical colleges and 13 public universities.
  • We maintain close working relationships with public and private sector health policy groups, health advocacy groups, and survey research firms.


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