Spatial Lifecourse Epidemiology and Infectious Disease Research

Trends Parasitol. 2020 Mar;36(3):235-238. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2020 Feb 7.


Spatial lifecourse epidemiology aims to utilize advanced spatial, location-aware, and artificial intelligence technologies to investigate long-term effects of measurable biological, environmental, behavioral, and psychosocial factors on individual risk for chronic diseases. It could also further the research on infectious disease dynamics, risks, and consequences across the life course.

Keywords: infectious disease; spatial analysis; spatial lifecourse epidemiology.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Communicable Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Epidemiologic Methods*
  • Epidemiology / trends
  • Humans
  • Longevity*
  • Research / trends
  • Time