Category Archives: Physical Activity

Steve Mooney receives Poster Award at Epidemiology Congress of the Americas 2016

Steve Mooney, a recently minted PhD who did his doctoral work with the BEH group, won a best poster presentation award at the 2016 Epidemiology Congress of the Americas for his work on the Neighborhood Environment-Wide Association Study design. Dr. … Continue reading

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Measuring Pedestrian Activity Using GPS Logger Data

It has been suggested that GPS monitoring data can be used to estimate distances traveled and speeds of travel during active and non-active travel journeys and, that when combined with accelerometer monitoring, GPS data can be used to identify travel … Continue reading

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Using GPS and Accelerometers to Study Neighborhood Walkability and Physical Activity

We just published a paperĀ in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine showing that differences in residential neighborhood walkability in New York City (NYC) areĀ associated with how residents utilize neighborhood space and are associated with total weekly physical activity. Higher neighborhood … Continue reading

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