John Spencer

Bio

John Spencer holds a Master’s degree in Geography and is a spatial analyst specializing in issues concerning health and medical geography. He has 20 years experience with spatial tools such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers and spatial analysis methods. Mr. Spencer has cultivated experience in the use of these tools to better understand the distribution of health services and their relationship to populations in need, as well as using GIS to strengthen the available data infrastructure through its ability to link disparate data sets. He has co-authored a book on the use of GPS receivers in social science research, as well as multiple guides and toolkits which facilitate the use of spatial methods and techniques in health research. Additionally, Mr. Spencer has written numerous articles on methods and techniques for understanding accessibility and potential accessibility to health services.  He has taught multiple courses, workshops and trainings on the use of GIS, GPS and other spatial tools. 

Contact

919-966-1721
john_spencer@unc.edu

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Capacity Building
Complex Emergencies
Data Collection and Management
Data dissemination methods
Data use for policy & advocacy
Data Utilization and Use
Demography
Epidemiology
GIS
Information and Communication Technology
Knowledge Management
Orphans & Vulnerable children
Population & Environment
Population based Survey Techniques
routine Health Info Systems
Spatial Analysis/GIS
Web Applications

Country Experience

Chile
Cote d’Ivoire
Ethiopia
Kenya
Mozambique
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Switzerland
Trinidad and Tobago
Uganda