2009 Ohio GIS Conference
Presentation Abstract and Biography

Keynote Address - The Public Health Distributed Geospatial Intelligence Network

Carl Kinkade, Enterprise GIS Coordinator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Carl is the Enterprise GIS Coordinator for CDC in the Division of Applied Informatics Science in the National Center for Public Health Informatics. His undergraduate degree is in Architecture and his masterís degree is in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Nebraska. He has been deployed to a number of countries in Africa and Asia for public health and humanitarian emergencies and spent time in Afghanistan building geospatial capacity. He is also a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) from the GIS Certification Institute.
Prior to coming to CDC, he worked as the Team Lead for the GIS Practice at BearingPoint, as a Health Industry Manager for ESRI, owned a consulting firm that specialized in GIS and Public Health working mainly with Nebraska Health and Human Services, and worked as the Assistant Epidemiologist/GIS Coordinator for the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department. In addition, he spent two years in the US Peace Corps in the Philippines as a local community development volunteer and twelve years in the US Army Reserves.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009