Spatial Consultation



PISC Spatial Consultation Service

The Cartographic Modeling Lab (CML) of the Penn Injury Science Center (PISC) offers a spatial consultation service for scholars, educators and researchers interested in applying spatial analytics to the design and rigor of their injury and violence prevention research.


With the guidance of our team, applicants will be able to infuse geographic information systems (GIS) technologies as a means to reveal spatial and temporal relationships. This unique space-time lens can be applied to research, coursework and other projects or educational materials. The Injury Science Center hopes to attract and build the capacity of established scientists and stakeholders who are keen to apply their expertise to the field of injury and violence prevention.

Who Should Apply

Any and all students, researchers, educators & community stakeholders with an interest in injury science and prevention are welcome to submit a consultation request. ​If you are interested, please fill out the form below and a staff member will contact you by email as soon as possible. 

What to Expect

We will make an initial determination if the request is appropriate for consultation. A one-time telephone consultation may be required to make this determination. We will then make an introduction between consultee and our primary consultant, usually by email. Each consultee will receive a minimum of 1 hour and a maximum of 6 hours of consultation time, and consultations may be conducted over the telephone. After a consultation has been completed, both consultants and consultees will each be requested to complete an evaluation form. Consultees may also be contacted at a later data to obtain additional information on consultation outcomes.


Complete the form below to apply.

Our goal is to provide initial response to all inquiries within ten business days of receipt.