September 2015: Dr. Garland Recognized by APHA for Active Design Research


Dr. Elizabeth Garland, a TCEEE center member, was recognized by the American Public Health Association (APHA) for her Active Design research on affordable housing in the Bronx. In September, 2015, her abstract was accepted for the Steven Hooker Award for Outstanding Research in the field of physical activity. The pilot project, which was partially funded by the Mount Sinai Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CEHC), studies the public health benefits of Active Design in affordable housing with respect to physical activity. In particular, the project focused on the health benefits of Active Design for women, who are most affected by the obesity epidemic in lower-income, urban communities. Dr. Garland will be honored with a plaque and reward in recognition of her research at the upcoming APHA Physical Activity Section social event.