Urban Health Collaborative Supports Public Health Research in Cities
Track: Public Health
Authors: Steven Melly, Amy Auchincloss, Ana Diez Roux, Kari Moore, Kathleen Livengood
We are using ArcGIS to create neighborhood level measures of the built environment related to walking, physical activity, and food access. We are also investigating the impact of exposures to the physical environmental such as air pollution, and to the social environment including segregation and violence. In a study on the impact of bike share membership on physical activity we are using data on bike infrastructure and grouping analysis to classify neighborhoods into categories by bikeability.