Michael Rozier



Fr. Rozier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. Fr. Rozier says that geolocation data has great potential to improve our lives, but it can also contain sensitive personal health information. With this grant, Fr. Rozier will field a survey to gather public opinion on the use and misuse of geolocation data that reveals information about our health and health behaviors. He says that in an era of persistent data collection, we need a public conversation that is informed both by technology, asking what can be done, and by ethics, asking what should be done.

EthicalGEO Project Results

Michael Rozier, S.J., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy at Saint Louis University and EthicalGEO Fellow discusses the results of his GeoLocation and Self-Identity survey, sponsored by the American Geographical Society and Omidyar Network.

In this first video, Fr. Rozier discusses the demographics of his survey sample, methodology, and how our location–where we are–influences our identity–who we are.

In Part Two of his results, Fr. Rozier discusses the usage of health-related geotechnology, opinions of privacy, and beliefs of access to data among survey respondents.