Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

BEAT Institute

American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2015 issue on the Built Environment

AJPM Theme Issue - Published May 2015

This themed collection in the May 2015 American Journal of Preventive Medicine is the result of the 2013 BEAT Think Tank, which brought together thought leaders in obesity, built environment, nutrition and physical activity and related fields, to discuss the state of the science and practice and identify areas for future research, intervention development and training. Supported by funding from Healthy Eating ResearchActive Living Research, and the USDA. Click on article titles for pdf access.

Built Environment Assessment and Interventions for Obesity Prevention: Moving the Field Forward

Introduction  

- By Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, Erica Davis

Advances in Physical Activity and Nutrition Environment Assessment Tools and Applications:  Recommendations

- By Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, James Sallis, PhD, Brian Saelens, PhD

An Energy Balance Approach to Food and Physical Activity Environments: Implications for Research and Practice

- By Christina D. Economos, PhD, Daniel P. Hatfield, MS, Abby C. King, PhD, Guadalupe X. Ayala PhD, MPH, Mary Ann Pentz, PhD

Current and Emerging Technologies for Measuring and Modifying Environmental Contexts for Active Living and Healthy Eating

- By Abby C. King, PhD, Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, Kevin Patrick, MD

Making Physical Activity and Food Environment Assessments Available and Actionable: Implications for Practice

- By Amy A. Eyler, PhD, CHES, Heidi M. Blanck, PhD, Joel Gittelsohn, PhD, Allison Karpyn, PhD, Thomas McKenzie, PhD, Susan Partington, PhD, RD, Sandy J. Slater, PhD, Meghan Winters, PhD