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Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems
The Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems, or CARES, is a small and adventurous group of geographic information specialists, programmers, and data nerds. We love making maps, developing new data visualizations, and helping individuals and organizations figure out ways to do their work better. While many of our current projects are focused on health, over the past 29 years we’ve been collected, analyzed, and visualized data related to the environment, agriculture, safety, education, and the economy. We appreciate and understand the challenges and opportunities related to data collection and analysis in rural America. We seek to partner with like-minded organizations, build tools, and find data that supports positive population change.
Learn more about CARES and its projects here.
Meet the experts
- Chris Barnett DIRECTOR OF CARES
- Amy Keith PROGRAMMER ANALYST-SPECLST
- Angela Johnson ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, CARES
- Angie Stewart BUSINESS OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE
- Chris Stephens GIS TECHNICIAN
- David Cavins PROGRAMMER ANALYST
- Jamie Kleinsorge ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, CARES
- Jordan Rhodes PROJECT SUPPORT COORDINATOR
- Justin Krohn CARES RESEARCH PROJECT ANALYST SR
- Melissa DeBartolomeo PROGRAMMER ANALYST
- Michael Barbaro PROGRAMMER ANALYST
- Michael Hardy SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST
- S. Elisa Cardenas Oleas RESEARCH SPECIALIST II
- Yan Barnett SENIOR RESEARCH CONSULTANT
- Zhengting He RESEARCH PROJECT ANALYST