Lisa Wehr's Public Health Blog

Lisa is originally from Sigourney, Iowa. She attended Iowa State University and received her bachelor’s degree in Music in 2010. She is currently a first year Master’s of Public Health (MPH) student in community and behavioral health (CBH). Lisa works on the medicine-psychiatry unit at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC). Through this blog Lisa hopes to let people learn about the CBH department.

This student blog is unedited and does not necessarily reflect the views of the College of Public Health or the University of Iowa.

29 January 2012

Jan 30-Feb 5

CPH Events
MPH Seminar - Tuesday Jan 31, 12-1 p.m., S106 CPHB
CPH Open Forum - Friday Feb 3, 3:45-4:30 p.m., N110 CPHB

08 January 2012

Health Maps

I love anything that gives me a visual picture. So you can bet that I looooove interactive health maps. Actually I enjoy all maps. But here are some sweet health related maps.

Google Flu Trends

Food Desert Locator (also featured on a blog post back in October)

United States of the Environment

Keeping physicians in state

antibiotic prescribing hotspots

And not health related, but probably my favorite of them all:  it takes places, events, and things and puts them over a map of where you live to give a better idea of how big they really are. Maybe you could find a health-related event on here...or you could go to and relate the number of people affected by diseases and disasters and plagues to the people in your facebook friends.