Concern over the obesity epidemic and chronic diseases is driving an ever growing body of research on the links between the built environment, access to resources and health. With studies that range from access to park space and obesogenic environments to neighborhood walkability and design, our center is a hotbed for research on the built environment, healthy eating and active living.
Recent Publications from Affiliated Faculty
- Environmental and policy change to support healthy aging. (2011) Hunter RH, Sykes K, Lowman SG, Duncan R, Satariano WA, Belza B. J Aging Soc Policy. 23(4):354-71.
- Childhood Obesity and Proximity to Urban Parks and Recreational Resources: A Longitudinal Cohort Study. (2011) Jennifer Wolch, Michael Jerrett, Rob McConnell, C.C. Roger Chang, Kim Reynolds, Bernardo Beckerman, Nicholas Dahmann, Kirby Brady, and Kiros Berhane. Health and Place, 17(1): 207-214.
- The Active City: Disparities in provision of urban public recreation resources. (2010) Nicholas Dahmann, Jennifer Wolch, Pascale Joassart-Marcelli, Kim Reynolds and Michael Jerrett. Health & Place. 16(3): 431-445.
- The Active Living Research Program: Six Years of Grantmaking. (2009) J. Sallis, R. Cervero.American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 36(2S): S10-S21.