University of California, Irvine. Ph.D. 2009
- Social Ecology
Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC. B.S. 2000
Current Research Interests
- How, where, and why our public built environments impact health behaviors such as physical activity and recreation.
- Use of emerging technologies and crowdsourcing to study the interaction between built environments and community health behaviors.
- Understanding and improving spatial uncertainty in built environment and physical activity research.
- How programs such as Open Streets and Ciclovias help activate public built environments and potentially increase healthy and sustainable behaviors.
- The effect of the environment where we spend most of our time (work/school and sleep) on leisure time physical activity.
Recent Courses Taught
- PRT 504: Data Management and Evaluation in Parks, Recreation Tourism & Sport
- GPS-based exposure to greenness and walkability and accelerometry-based physical activity (2017)
- Objective reports versus subjective perceptions of crime and their relationships to accelerometer-measured physical activity in Hispanic caretaker-child dyads (2017)
- Comparison of accelerometry methods for estimating physical activity (2017)
- Exploring attitudes, perceived norms, and personal agency: Insights into theory-based messages to encourage park-based physical activity in low-income urban neighborhoods (2017)
- Neighborhood-based differences in walkability, physical activity, and weight status in India (2016)
- The relationship between perceived greenness and perceived restorativeness of university campuses and student-reported quality of life (2016)
- "Spatial Energetics" integrating data From GPS, accelerometry, and GIS to address obesity and inactivity (2016)
- Still separate, still unequal: Social determinants of playground safety and proximity disparities in St. Louis (2016)
- Worksite nutrition supports and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption (2016)
- The impact of worksite supports for healthy eating on dietary behaviors (2016)