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Special Topics Working Group, Child Health

Parental Perceived Built Environmental Measures and Active Play in Washington DC Metropolitan Children
When Feb 11, 2016
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where 2101C Morrill Hall
Contact Name
Contact Phone 301-405-6403
Attendees Loza Asnake
Gniesha Dinwiddie
Gabriel Eicholtz
Jakaiyha Frisby
J. Gordon
Shahrazad Hired
Nicholas John
Jasmine Leonard
Tsitsi Moyo
Liana Sayer
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About the Topic

More information coming soon.

About the Speaker

Jennifer Roberts

Dr. Roberts is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and a Faculty Associate at the Maryland Population Research Center.  Her research and teaching interests focus on the relationship between the built environment and physical activity in addition to its impact on obesity and other public health outcomes.  More specifically, much of her research has explored the dynamic relationship between environmental, social and cultural determinants of physical activity and using empirical evidence of this relationship to infer complex health outcome patterns.  Future and ongoing research, such as her Built Environment and Active Play (BEAP) Study will also incorporate state of the art techniques, such as spatial analysis and geographic information system modeling in order to objectively capture the role and relationship of these determinants on physical activity.  Finally, crosscutting issues including exposure (e.g. recreational deserts) and outcome (e.g. childhood obesity) health disparities will also be addressed in both her research and teaching physical activity and public health programs.

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Please note that, at the present time, Morrill Hall is not accessible for handicapped individuals.

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