A Picture Paints a Thousand Data Points: Inspiring Bay Area Health Improvements through Data Visualization


Learn how to explore our data visualization tool!

Remote Access Available

Calling all Bay Area health researchers and community-based health advocates: Our October Collaboratory is one not to be missed!

Through a hands-on workshop, you will have the unique opportunity to learn how to use a new, open-source health data mapping tool for your health cause in Oakland, San Francisco and Fresno.

Whether your focus is preterm birth or another multi-factorial health issue, the tool will enable you to geographically map several genetic, biological, environmental and sociodemographic factors in one place. By painting a clearer picture of these complex, converging factors, building these maps can strengthen your advocacy efforts with city and county officials, while also increasing public and stakeholder involvement.

RSVP today to learn how to unleash the power of your data and provide policymakers a deeper understanding of your cause.

*Participants will create their own story map using the visualization tool so personal laptops are required.

See story map examples!


Explore the data visualization tool for Fresno

Fresno Data mapping tool


Jessica Block

Jessica Block

Jessica Block is a geospatial research scientist who investigates the relationship of the environment with public health and human behavior. She works to understand health issues using biological, social, medical, and environmental data to understand the outcomes of our health from cells to society. 

Marta Jankowska

Marta Jankowska

Marta Jankowska is an assistant research scientist and Geographic information system (GIS) specialist at the Qualcomm Institute, University of California San Diego. Her expertise is in spatial analytics including GIS, GPS, and spatial statistics as applied to health-related problems.

Jay Yang

Jiue-An (Jay) Yang​

Jay Yang is a geospatial data scientist and developer of the Health and Data at Scale Collaboratory (@hdscalecollab) in the Qualcomm Institute/Calit2 at University California San Diego. He is passionate about making data alive and accessible with visualization and analysis.

Remote Access

Use the link below to join from a PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android device:


Meeting ID: 148 718 913


US: +1 669 900 6833
or +1 646 558 8656

Learn More

Mapping Risk and Resilience for Premature Birth in Fresno County

An Online Geographic Data Visualization Tool to Relate Preterm Births to Environmental Factors

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