The Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program Executive Committee recently named Dr. Tracy Onega the Geospatial Working Group Interim Co-Chair.
The ECHO program is a National Institute of Health (NIH) funded initiative to study the effects of environmental exposures on health outcomes in children. Specifically, the focus is to study the effects of different environmental exposures on the upper and lower airway, obesity, pre-, peri-, and postnatal outcomes as well as neurodevelopment.
In Dr. Onega’s role, she will be working with Co-Chair, William Wheaton, to engage stakeholders within the ECHO program in order to facilitate the targeted use of GIS to enhance project deliverables.
About Dr. Tracy Onega, PhD, MA, MS
Tracy Onega is an associate professor, and interim division director, of biomedical data science in the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. She focuses on population-based approaches to optimizing how cancer care resources are allocated across populations and how the spatial distribution of services can impact treatment and outcomes. With a background in geography and health informatics, her major interests focus on access to cancer care, including screening, treatment, and surveillance; how where care is received influences treatment and outcomes; and how geoinformatics can lead to better use of healthcare resources.