Healthy Places Lab
The Healthy Places Lab at Georgia Tech produces action research that advances population health and wellbeing.
Botchwey, N., Jones-Bynes, J., OConnell, L.K., Millstein, R., Kim, A., Conway, T. (2020) Impact of a Youth Advocacy Policy, Systems and Environmental Change Program for Physical Activity on Perceptions and Beliefs. Preventive Medicine. 136. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.106077 (corresponding author)
Botchwey, N., Conway, T., Floyd, M., Hipp, A., Kim, A., Pollack-Porter, K., Umstattd Meyer, R., Burnett, J., Sallis, J. (2020) Recruitment Challenges with Youth Physical Activity Research. Preventive Medicine. 131. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105888 (corresponding author)
Kim, A., Botchwey, N. (2020) YEAH! Club Stories: Asian American Youth Leadership Empowerment and Development (AALEAD) (January) www.yeah.gatech.edu
Sallis, J., Botchwey, N., Conway, T., Floyd, M., Hipp, A., Kim, A., Pollack-Porter, K., Umstattd Meyer, M.R. (2019) Building Evidence to Reduce Inequities in Youth Physical Activity and Obesity: Introduction to the Physical Activity Research Center (PARC) Special Section. Preventive Medicine. 129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105767
Botchwey, N., Johnson, N., OConnell, K.L., & Kim, A. (2019). Including Youth in the Ladder of Citizen Participation. Journal of the American Planning Association. 85: 3, 255-270. https://doi.org/10.1080/01944363.2019.1616319 (corresponding author)
Umstattd Meyer, M.R., Hipp, J.A., Botchwey, N., Floyd, M., Kim, A., Pollack-Porter, K.M., Sallis, J. (2019). How to Improve Physical Activity and Health for All Children and Families. Stanford Social Innovation Review. https://ssir.org/articles/entry/how_to_improve_physical_activity_and_health_for_all_children_and_families#
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2019). “Shaping Summertime Experiences: Opportunities to Promote Healthy Development and Well-Being for Children and Youth.” Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25546
Botchwey, N., Ricks, T. (2019). YEAH! Club Stories: Charles R. Drew Charter School, Atlanta, GA. (August) www.yeah.gatech.edu
Botchwey, N., Bryan, K. (2019). YEAH! Club Stories: Glades Middle School, Miramar, FL. (August) www.yeah.gatech.edu
Botchwey, N., O’Connell, K., Brody, B. (2019). YEAH! Club Stories: Lihue Boys & Girls Club, Lihue, HI (August) www.yeah.gatech.edu
Botchwey, N., Jones, F. (2019). YEAH! Club Stories: Penobscot Boys & Girls Club – Presque Isle/Micmac Unit Presque, ME. (August) www.yeah.gatech.edu
Botchwey, N. 2019-present. Youth Engagement and Action for Health (YEAH!) Curriculum. www.yeah.gatech.edu Youth Engagement and Action for Health (YEAH!) is a 14-week curriculum to engage youth participants in planning and implementing projects designed to create healthier neighborhoods.
Botchwey, N., Floyd, M., Pollack, K., Carmen, C., Spoon, C., Schmid, T., Conway, T., Hipp, J.A., Kim, A.J., Umstattd Meyer, M.R., Wilson, A. Kauh, T., Sallis, J. (2018). Policy and Practice-Relevant Youth Physical Activity Research Agenda. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 15(8): 626-634. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2017-0327 (corresponding author)
Botchwey, N. & O’Connell, K. (2018). Physical Activity Advocacy Training Among Youth in Lower-Income Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities. (April) https://paresearchcenter.org/physical-activity-advocacy-training-among-youth-in-lower-income-racial-and-ethnic-minority-communities/ This post discusses the research presented at the Active Living Research Conference for the Youth Engagement and Action for Health study.
Sallis, J. & Botchwey, N. (2016). Introducing the Physical Activity Research Center. (March) https://activelivingresearch.org/blog/2016/03/introducing-physical-activity-research-center This post provides information to readers on the Physical Activity Research Center (PARC), the team, it’s goals and plans for building the evidence around policies, practices and the built environment that promote safe and developmentally appropriate physical activity.
Lal, R., Das, K., Fan, Y., Barkjohn, K., Botchwey, N., Ramaswami, A., Russell, A.G. (2020) Connecting Air Quality with Emotional Well-Being and Neighborhood Infrastructure in a US City. Environmental Health Insights. 14. https://doi.org/10.1177/1178630220915488
Servadio, J.L., Lawal, A.S., Davis, T., Bates, J., Russell, A.G., Ramaswami, A., Convertino, M., & Botchwey, N. (2019). Demographic Inequities in Health Outcomes and Air Pollution Exposure in the Atlanta Area and its Relationship to Urban Infrastructure. Journal of Urban Health. 96: 219. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-018-0318-7 (corresponding author)
Koo, B., Boyd, N., Botchwey, N., & Guhathakurta, S. (2019). Environmental Equity and Spatiotemporal Patterns of Urban Tree Canopy in Atlanta. Journal of Planning Education and Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/0739456X19864149
Gaglioti, A.H., Xu, J., Rollins, L., Baltru, P., O’Connell, K.L., Cooper, D.L., Hopkins, J., Botchwey, N, Akintobi, T. (2018). Neighborhood Environmental Health and Premature Death from Cardiovascular Disease. Prev Chronic Disease. 15: 170220. https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2018/17_0220.htm http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd15.170220.
Botchwey, N., Lee, S., Leous, A., Guhathakurta, S. (2014). Neighborhood Quality of Life and Health in Atlanta. In H. Etienne, & B. Faga. (Eds), Planning Atlanta (Chapter 13). Chicago, IL: APA Planners Press.
Zhang, G., Zhang, W., Guhathakurta, S., & Botchwey, N. (2017). Flow-based planning tool in the City of Atlanta. Environment and Planning B. https://doi.org/10.1177/2399808317705881
Botchwey, N. (2017). What We Measure in Health Matters (February). Planning4Health Webinar. American Planning Association.
Botchwey, N., Kulbok, P. & Park E. (2020). Building a Culture of Health to Influence Health Equity within Communities. In Stanhope and Lancaster (Eds.), Public Health Nursing: Population-centered Health Care in the Community, edition 10. Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier.
Botchwey, N. 2011-present. Built Environment and Public Health Clearinghouse. www.bephc.gatech.edu.
Botchwey, N., Umemoto, K. (2018). A Guide to Designing Engaged Learning Course in Community Planning. Journal of Planning Education and Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/0739456X18772075
Botchwey, N. & Trowbridge, M. (2012). Training the Next Generation to Promote Healthy Places. In H. Frumkin, A. Dannenberg, & R. Jackson (Eds.), Making Healthy Places: A Built Environment for Health, Well-Being, and Sustainability. (Chapter 23). Chicago, IL.: Island Press. (corresponding author)
Pollack, K., Dannenberg, A., Botchwey, N., Stone, C., & Seto, E. (2014). Developing a Model Curriculum for a University Course in Health Impact Assessment. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal Journal 33(1): 80-85. https://doi.org/10.1080/14615517.2014.960213
Dyjack, D.T., Botchwey, N., & Marziale, E. (2013). Cross-sectoral Workforce Development: Examining the Intersection of Public Health and Community Design. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 19(1): 97-99. https://doi.org/10.1097/PHH.0b013e3182788cff
Botchwey, N. (2013). Public Health and Community Design Cross-Sectoral Workforce Development. Expert Panel Report supported by the National Prevention Strategy through CDC, NNPHI and in partnership with Georgia Institute of Technology.
Botchwey, N., Trowbridge, M., & Fisher, T. (2014). Green Health: Urban Planning and the Development of Healthy and Sustainable Neighborhoods and Schools. Journal of Planning Education and Research 34(2): 113-122. https://doi.org/10.1177/0739456X14531830 (corresponding author)
Trowbridge, M., Huang, T., Botchwey, N., Fisher, T., Pyke, C, Rodgers, A., & Ballard-Barbash, R. (2013). Green Building and Childhood Obesity Prevention: Toward and Integrated “Green Health” Environmental Design Research Framework. American Journal of Preventative Medicine 44(5): 489-495. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2013.01.010
Zhu, K., Igietseme, N., Jones-Bynes, J. (2020) Tide to Town: Rapid Health Impact Assessment of Savannah’s Tide to Town Urban Trail System
Ross, C., Orenstein, M., & Botchwey, N. (2014) Health Impact Assessments in the USA. New York: Springer.