I am a Ph.D. student concentrating on spatial methodologies. I have years of experience in utilizing GIS and other information technologies in various natural, environmental, conservation, community development, and public health projects. As a graduate assistant, I am managing a database of inpatient hospitalization in Michigan.
Having access to this rich database, I become interested in relating programming and GIS to study patterns and prevalence of hospitalization due to mental health illnesses. I want to provide a comprehensive analysis of mental health hospitalization cases in Michigan from 2000 to 2016 based on three main topics – individual, hospital, and community levels.