Enbal Shacham, Ph.D.

Saint Louis University
Professor, College for Public Health and Social Justice; Associate Director, Geospatial Institute

Dr. Enbal Shacham is professor at the College for Public Health and Social Justice and the Associate Director of the Geospatial Institute at Saint Louis University. She has been intersecting public health and geospatial research throughout her career. Her research has explored how social and physical environmental factors and their impact on infectious and chronic diseases by leveraging technological advancements and data to improve health equity. The research she conducts is committed to growing insightful methods to better know and provide real-time data, analyses, and interventions for improving health in communities and clinic settings both domestically and internationally.

  • Leveraging geospatial technology to identify predict to physical and social environment predictors of health outcomes.
  • Develop and use smartphone apps to better understand real-time behaviors and symptoms including: CoVID-19 symptoms and locations, mental health symptoms, alcohol and drug use, sexual behavior
  • Identify how resources and infrastructure support health outcomes in prioritizing infrastructure investments
  • Determine access and availability to community resources that interrupt health management (including HIV infection, mental health, and drug use)

Train public health professionals in geospatial applications