David Rickless is a geographer and geospatial technologist in the Geospatial Research, Analysis, and Services Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC/ATSDR). There, his work is centered around environmental health, data analytics, and health informatics projects. In addition, he serves on a team supporting the CDC’s emergency response operations. He is excited about evangelizing geographic technology and broadening the understanding of place and space in the public health community. He has a master’s degree in geography from the University of Georgia, where he studied local responses to coastal hazards within a social vulnerability paradigm.