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Seth Wiafe, MPH
Assistant Professor, School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Other LLU Classes Outside Of Schedule 
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6/2009 - 7/2009 ENVH 524 (3) - GIS Software Applications & Methods Project-oriented course introducing state-of-the-art, PC-based GIS technology and applications. Students acquire the conceptual knowledge as well as the hands-on experience needed to optimally utilize available functions within GIS technology for modeling, displaying, editing, analyzing, and presenting of spatial and thematic data.
6/2009 - 7/2009 Principles of GIS - ENVH 522 (3) This course will explore the principles and science behind GIS methods and techniques discussed under 4 sections: GIS principles, concepts and & science; data input, edit and management; data display and exploration; and, GIS analysis and modeling.
GIS  Delivery methods include a combination of lectures, class discussions, reading assignments, and hands-on applications
3/2009 - 6/2009 523(3) – Practical Issues in GIS Course provides students with basic knowledge of the essential fundamentals related to theoretical, technical, and application issues in GIS programs. The course facilitates learning application of the principles and tools needed for successful GIS management in health and human services and organizations. The course also examines how a successful GIS manager controls company resources within the limits of time, cost, and performance.
1/2009 - 3/2009 ENVH 524 (3) – GIS Software Applications & Methods
9/2008 - 12/2008 ENVH 522 (3) - Principles of Geographic Information Systems
6/2008 - 7/2008 ENVH 522 (3) - Principles of GIS
6/2008 - 7/2008 ENVH 523(3) – Practical Issues in GIS
6/2008 - 7/2008 ENVH 524 (3) - GIS Software Applications & Methods
3/2008 - 6/2008 ENVH 523 (3) – Practical Issues in GIS
3/2008 - 6/2008 ENVH 547(2) – GIS for Public Health Practice
1/2008 - 3/2008 ENVH 524 (3) – GIS Software Applications & Methods
9/2007 - 12/2007 ENVH 522 (3) - Principles of Geographic Information Systems
7/2007 - 8/2007 ENVH 547 (2) - GIS for Public Health Practice
Specifically, the course discusses innovative ways of using GIS in the art, science, and techniques of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health and efficiency through organized community efforts (assessment). In addition, the course explores ways of using GIS to successfully redefining the unacceptable (policy development). Moreover, students will be introduced to using GIS in fulfilling society's interest in assuring conditions in which population can be healthy (assurance). Finally we will look at the role of GIS in public health emergency preparedness and response.
6/2007 - 7/2007 ENVH 523 (3) - Practical Issues in GIS
The course focuses on the key tasks and issues faced by GIS managers and practitioners responsible for implementing and managing health GIS systems and programs in government or private sector organizations. Sound principles and approaches for GIS implementation as well as project and database design, management, and integration are presented to provide the necessary foundation of information on alternatives and pitfalls. Main topics include: GIS needs assessment, software/hardware considerations, finance, staffing, project-scope delineation, project planning and control, pilot projects, conceptual and physical database design, digital database construction, database-conversion, management of GIS database currency and confidentiality issues. Delivery methods include a combination of lectures, class discussions, reading assignments, and hands-on exercises. Cross-listed with ENVH 423(4)-Practical issues with GIS.
6/2007 - 7/2007 ENVH 524 (3) - GIS Software Applications and Methods
This is a project-oriented course introducing state-of-the-art, PC-based GIS technology and applications. Students acquire the conceptual knowledge as well as the hands-on experience needed to optimally utilize available functions within desktop GIS technology for modeling, displaying, editing, analyzing, and presenting of spatial and thematic data. The focus is on ArcGIS and its analytical extensions as well as Leica Geosystems ERDAS Imagine and other Spatial Statistics Software tools. Cross-listed with ENVH 424 (4), Desktop GIS Software Applications
3/2007 - 6/2007 ENVH 523 (3) - Practical Issues of GIS
The course focuses on the key tasks and issues faced by GIS managers and practitioners responsible for implementing and managing health GIS systems and programs in government or private sector organizations. Sound principles and approaches for GIS implementation as well as project and database design, management, and integration are presented to provide the necessary foundation of information on alternatives and pitfalls. Main topics include: GIS needs assessment, software/hardware considerations, finance, staffing, project-scope delineation, project planning and control, pilot projects, conceptual and physical database design, digital database construction, database-conversion, management of GIS database currency and confidentiality issues. Delivery methods include a combination of lectures, class discussions, reading assignments, and hands-on exercises. Cross-listed with ENVH 423(4)-Practical issues with GIS.
3/2007 - 6/2007 ENVH 547 (2) - GIS for Public Health Practice
Specifically, the course discusses innovative ways of using GIS in the art, science, and techniques of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health and efficiency through organized community efforts (assessment). In addition, the course explores ways of using GIS to successfully redefining the unacceptable (policy development). Moreover, students will be introduced to using GIS in fulfilling society's interest in assuring conditions in which population can be healthy (assurance). Finally we will look at the role of GIS in public health emergency preparedness and response.
9/2006 - 12/2006 ENVH 522 (3) - Principles of GIS
This course explores the principles and science behind GIS methods and techniques discussed under 4 sections: GIS principles, concepts and & science; data input, edit and management; data display and exploration; and, GIS analysis and modeling. Emphasis is placed on the use of technical analysis and software in order to provide participants with skills and a conceptual base on which they can build further expertise in GIS. Delivery methods include a combination of lectures, class discussions, reading assignments, and hands-on applications. Cross listed with ENVH 422(4)-Principles of GIS
6/2006 - 9/2006 ENVH 522 (3) Principles of GIS and Science
This course explores the principles and science behind GIS methods and techniques discussed under 4 sections: GIS principles, concepts and & science; data input, edit and management; data display and exploration; and, GIS analysis and modeling. Emphasis is placed on the use of technical analysis and software in order to provide participants with skills and a conceptual base on which they can build further expertise in GIS. Delivery methods include a combination of lectures, class discussions, reading assignments, and hands-on applications. Cross-listed with ENVH 422 (4) - Principles of GIS
6/2006 ENVH 547 (2) GIS for Public Health Practice
This course explores innovative ways of using GIS in the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health and efficiency through organized community efforts (assessment). In addition, the course will explore innovative ways to use GIS in successively redefining the unacceptable (policy development). Moreover, students will be introduced to innovative ways to use GIS in fulfilling society?s interest in assuring conditions in which people can be healthy (assurance).
3/2006 - 6/2006 ENVH 547 (2) GIS for Public Health Practice
This course explores innovative ways of using GIS in the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health and efficiency through organized community efforts (assessment). In addition, the course will explore innovative ways to use GIS in successively redefining the unacceptable (policy development). Moreover, students will be introduced to innovative ways to use GIS in fulfilling society?s interest in assuring conditions in which people can be healthy (assurance).
3/2006 - 6/2006 ENVH 523 (3) - Practical Issues in GIS
The course focuses on the key tasks and issues faced by GIS managers practitioners responsible for implementing and managing health GIS systems in government or private-sector organizations. Sound principles and approaches for GIS implementation, as well as project and database design/management/integration, presented to provide the necessary foundation of information on alternatives and pitfalls. Main topics include: GIS needs assessment, software/hardware considerations, financial staffing requirements, project-scope delineation, project planning and control, pilot projects, conceptual and physical database design, digital database construction, database-conversion fundamentals, and maintenance of GIS database currency. Cross-listed with ENVH 423(4)- Practical Issues in GIS.
3/2006 - 6/2006 ENVH 605 (1) Seminar in Environmental & Occupational Health
The purpose of Seminar in Environmental and Occupational Health class is to expose students to issues in the environmental and occupational health profession that might otherwise be excluded in the usual and customary academic program. The seminar is also a forum for graduating students to present their MPH culminating activities.
9/2005 - 12/2005 ENVH 522 (3) Principles of GIS and Science
This course explores the principles and science behind GIS methods and techniques discussed under 4 sections: GIS principles, concepts and & science; data input, edit and management; data display and exploration; and, GIS analysis and modeling. Emphasis is placed on the use of technical analysis and software in order to provide participants with skills and a conceptual base on which they can build further expertise in GIS. Delivery methods include a combination of lectures, class discussions, reading assignments, and hands-on applications. Cross-listed with ENVH 422 (4) - Principles of GIS
9/2005 - 12/2005 ENVH 524 (3) GIS Software Applications & Methods
The course introduces participants to state-of-the-art GIS software applications and Methods. Students acquire the conceptual knowledge as well as the hands-on experience needed to optimally utilize available functions within desktop GIS technology for display, editing, analysis, and presentation of spatial and thematic data. Focus on ArcGIS, its analytical extensions. Cross-listed with ENVH 424(4)- Desktop GIS Applications
3/2005 - 6/2005 ENVH 523 (3 units) - Practical Issues in GIS
The course focuses on the key tasks and issues faced by GIS managers and practitioners responsible for implementing and managing health GIS systems in government or private-sector organizations. Sound principles and approaches for GIS implementation, as well as project and database design/management/integration, presented to provide the necessary foundation of information on alternatives and pitfalls. Main topics include: GIS needs assessment, software/hardware considerations, financial and staffing requirements, project-scope delineation, project planning and control, pilot projects, conceptual and physical database design, digital database construction, database-conversion fundamentals, and maintenance of GIS database currency. Cross Listed with ENVH 423(4 units)- Practical Issues in GIS.
3/2005 - 6/2005 ESSC 521 (4 units) Remote Sensing and Systems Modeling
Provide students fundamental knowledge and skills of modern remote sensing in environmental data acquisition and analysis as well as applications in related social, earth systems, health, and biosciences. Topics include GIS-based image interpretation and data generation, satellite remote sensing, remote sensing applications and case studies in sustainable development, social policy, health, and biosciences. Software tools used will include introduction to Clark labs- IDRISI Kilimanjaro and ERDAS Imagine from LeicaGeosystems as well as other modeling tools such as STELLA, ArcPAD, GPS, CartaLinx, etc.
1/2005 - 3/2005

ENVH 524(3 units) - Principles of GIS and Science


This course provides a comprehensive overview of the concepts, functions, applications, technologies, and trends pertaining to automated geographic information systems (GIS). Principles of GIS is the framework for understanding the design, development, implementation, and management of GIS. Topics include: GIS hardware and software considerations, data resources, technical issues and applications in GIS. Cross listed with ENVH 422(4 units) - Principles of GIS

9/2004 - 12/2004 ENVH 522 (3 units) - Principles of GIS and Science
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the concepts, functions, applications, technologies, and trends pertaining to automated geographic information systems (GIS). Principles of GIS is the framework for understanding the design, development, implementation, and management of GIS. Topics include: GIS hardware and software considerations, data resources, technical issues and applications in GIS. Cross listed with ENVH 422(4 units) - Principles of GIS.
9/2004 - 12/2004 ENVH 524 (3 units) - GIS Software Applications & Methods
The course introduce students to state-of-the-art GIS software applications. Student acquires the conceptual knowledge as well as the hands-on experience needed to optimally utilize available functions within desktop GIS technology for display, editing, analysis, and presentation of spatial and thematic data. Focus on ArcGIS, its analytical extensions. Cross listed with ENVH 424(4 units)- Desktop GIS Applications
8/2004 - 9/2004 ENVH 523 (3 units) - Practical Issues In GIS
The course focuses on the key tasks and issues faced by GIS managers and practitioners responsible for implementing and managing health GIS systems in government or private-sector organizations. Sound principles and approaches for GIS implementation, as well as project and database design/management/integration, presented to provide the necessary foundation of information on alternatives and pitfalls. Main topics include: GIS needs assessment, software/hardware considerations, financial and staffing requirements, project-scope delineation, project planning and control, pilot projects, conceptual and physical database design, digital database construction, database-conversion fundamentals, and maintenance of GIS database currency. Cross Listed with ENVH 423(4 units)- Practical Issues in GIS.
Interactive Teaching
 
7/2011 - 8/2011

LLU Center for Health Disparities Summer Program


Mentored 2 High School students during the 2010 Health Disparities Research Program organized by Loma Linda University for a period of 2 months.

9/2010 - 11/2010

BIOL/GEOL 588: GIS Applications for the Natural Sciences


This course will provide an introduction to the use of GIS tools for natural science practices, including quantitative methods of geographic analysis and display of spatial data. Students will acquire hands-on experience in displaying, editing, analyzing, and modeling spatial data using ArcGIS and related extensions.

 

9/2010

LLU Health Information Management Clinicals with GIS


Contributing to the education and success of the Health Information management program

6/2007 - 8/2007 LLU Center for Health Disparities Summer Program
Mentored a college student during the 2007 Health Disparities Research Program organized by Loma Linda University for a period of 2 months.
6/2006 - 8/2006 2006 Health Disparities Research Mentoring Program
Mentored a high school student during the 2006 Health Disparities Research Program
Administrative Teaching Roles
 
8/2009 ENVH 547(2) – GIS for Public Health Practice
6/2009 - 7/2009 ENVH 547(2) – GIS for Public Health Practice GIS for Public Health Practice provides the necessary knowledge and skills needed to apply GIS technology to health and human services and public health practice as a way of facilitating public health performance and discharging public health core functions in modern health organizations.
9/2007 - Present Interim Chair, Environmental & Occupational Health
Chairs the Environmental and Occupational Health Department of the School of Public Health.
9/2007 - Present Interim Chair, Environmental & Occupational Health
Chairs the Environmnetal and Occupational Health Department of the School of Public Health.
4/2006 - Present Academic Director, Health Geographics Programs
Oversee all LLU health geoinformatics academic programs.
5/2005 - Present Director, Geoinformatics Laboratory
Responsible for directing the day to day operations of the geoinformatics lab.
Instructional Prep of New Material
 
2/2006 - 3/2006 ENVH 547 - GIS for Public Health Practice
Total revision of ENVH 547, GIS for Public Health Practice