Fazlay S. Faruque is a Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). He joined UMMC in 2000 as the founding Director of GIS and Remote Sensing program. For the last thirty years, Dr. Faruque has been teaching and conducting research in the area of environmental health utilizing a variety of geospatial technology. As principal investigator, he managed several extramural grants, including projects from NIH and NASA. His research projects are mainly within the areas of environmental health and the application of spatial methods in epidemiological and healthcare delivery related studies. He serves as an editor for geospatial health issues of journals and book volumes. Since 2012, he has been serving as the Chair of the ISPRS Working Group on Environment and Health. He is a strong proponent of utilizing geospatial technology for generating individual environmental exposure information and using that information in clinical practices for disease diagnoses of patients. By academic training, Dr. Faruque is a geological engineer.