Institute for Families in Society

Faculty and Staff

Courtney Baskin

Title: Research Associate/GIS Web Developer
Department: IHPR
Institute for Families in Society
Phone: 803-777-9318
Courtney Baskin

After completing my bachelors in Biology at USC, I pursued a graduate degree (MHIT) in a field that explored the emerging, intertwining world of Information Technology and Healthcare. After a period of interdisciplinary study to understand IT’s growing role in health and access to care, I came to join the Institute in 2017 as a Web GIS Analyst, oddly enough.

While GIS wasn’t one of my original fields of study coming to understand the relationship between health and where one lives, and to how to illustrate that relationship, has made me a better investigator and analyst.

As a self-described tinkerer I’ve always enjoyed being in the weeds when it comes to research and development. As a part of the Data Science & Visualization Team my day-to-day tasks vary: from general research activities, to using programming to streamline workflows and geoprocesses, or using developer tools to create web-based applications.

I’m grateful to have the opportunity to continue this work as a Research Associate with such a mission-driven, interdisciplinary team here at the Institute for Families in Society.

“The application of GIS is limited only by the imagination of those who use it”. - Jack Dangermond, Esri