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College of Natural Resources

Aaron Hipp

Associate Professor of Community Health and Sustainability

Center for Geospatial Analytics, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

Jordan Hall 5124



University of California, Irvine. Ph.D. 2009

  • Social Ecology

Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC. B.S. 2000

  • Biology

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



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