Identification and interrelationships of health disparities: a geospatial analysis

The identification and understanding of health disparities is a research topic of growing importance. Health problems facing the world today exist in a geographic context and any analysis requires a comprehensive understanding of spatial aspects. Geographical Information System (GIS) provides an excellent tool for identification such disparities including mapping at the small area level and spatial/spatiotemporal analysis of health outcomes of sociodemographic subgroups. The research project will focus on the analysis of trends, dependencies and interrelationships of health disparities at a detailed spatial level. The subject of the PhD thesis can be specified according to the research interests of the PhD candidate.   

  • Type: General
  • Supervisor: Pavlína Netrdová
  • Programme: Social Geography and Regional Development
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start date: October 1, 2019
  • Application deadline: 30th April 2019 (consulting with the tutor in advance is strongly recommended)
  • Funding: Scholarship 10 500 CZK per month (+ additional 2 000 CZK once the doctoral examination is successfully passed)