Health Geoinformatics

We work with local and state partners to support the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s Community Health Engagement Program (CHEP) by applying geospatial and community information technology to develop processes, tools, and resources for community health research.


CHEP seeks to provide better ways to conduct and disseminate health-related research to Indiana’s communities.

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is a statewide collaboration of Indiana University, Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame, and public and private partnerships. It’s mission, through CHEP, is to promote collaboration among community partners throughout Indiana to improve research, health, and health care. We support the work of communities and individuals as CHEP aligns and develops a statewide coalition of stakeholders interested in evaluating health-related priorities, policies, and programs.

On February 8, 2011, we hosted the first health geographics symposium. The symposium was held on the IUPUI campus to help faculty, students, and public health professionals understand and explore the opportunities related to the use of spatial information for health research and practice.