GIS for Health and Equity with Dr. Ben Weston

BY BETSY GARDNER • May 4, 2022

  • May 4, 2022
  • GIS

In this episode Professor Goldsmith interviews Dr. Ben Weston, Chief Health Policy Advisor and Director of Medical Services for Milwaukee County. Dr. Weston discusses his roles in the county and how his team collected and mapped data to inform both COVID-19 responses and vaccination delivery, with a specific lens on health equity. As one of the first counties to declare racism a public health crisis, mapping out rates of deaths, infections, and vaccinations helped Milwaukee leaders delivery services and health care in a more equitable way.

Listen below or wherever you get your podcasts. Transcript available here. Also check out our most recent article on Milwaukee and our 2020 article on the start of this work.

About the Author

Betsy Gardner

Betsy Gardner is the editor of Data-Smart City Solutions and the producer of the Data-Smart City Pod. Prior to joining the Ash Center, Betsy worked in a variety of roles in higher education, focusing on deconstructing racial and gender inequality through research, writing, and facilitation. She also researched government spending and transparency at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Betsy holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Policy from Northeastern University, a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Boston University, and a graduate certificate in Digital Storytelling from the Harvard Extension School.