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New location enhances the community impact of Georgia Southern’s Institute for Health Logistics & Analytics

Grand Opening celebration on Nov. 30

The new downtown Statesboro location of the Institute for Health Logistics & Analytics (IHLA) at Georgia Southern (GS) University will host the public to celebrate its grand opening on Nov. 30, 12 – 2 p.m. Remarks will take place at 12:30 p.m.

The innovative space integrates historic elements with state-of-the-art technology and contemporary hybrid work stations. “We designed the space to support our mission,” said IHLA Director Jessica Schwind, Ph.D. “Logistics isn’t just a part of our name, it was at the forefront of our thought process when creating this hybrid work environment.” 

The lobby is spacious with plenty of comfortable furniture and wellness-minded, brain-break activities. 

“At IHLA, we work really hard, but we prioritize finding joy in what we do, and that includes our office environment. We wanted to create a space that people want to be in,” added Schwind.

Founded in January 2022, IHLA has already brought in a significant amount of funding to support its mission. 

More importantly, the institute’s projects have made a direct impact on the health of people across the state of Georgia. Over 1,200 schools received supplies and high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters to reduce the spread of COVID-19 through a contract with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH). Currently, IHLA provides COVID-19 mitigation supplies and HEPA units to confinement facilities in Georgia. 

IHLA also provides infectious and zoonotic disease training for small businesses across the Southeast. Grant funding supports this training at no cost to the businesses. In the spring, IHLA will begin to provide disaster preparedness training to students across GS campuses. The well-rounded team at IHLA includes a learning experience designer to assure that all of its custom-designed training programs are interactive and engaging.

In addition to service-related projects, IHLA is thrilled to launch a Faculty Fellows Program to support research related to One Health. The One Health approach understands that you can’t improve the health of humans without also taking into account the health of animals, plants and the environment, because all are interdependent. 

The team at IHLA is small but growing. Follow them on Facebook (@HealthLogisticsAnalytics) to learn about new exciting projects as they continue on their journey to make a difference improving health in communities, across the Southeast and around the globe. Website:

For more information and to RSVP for the grand opening, please email


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