Development of a mobile app to assess physical activity
Evaluation of Keep It Moving! (KIM), an after school physical activity program sponsored by LiveWell Colorado Springs
Exercise is Medicine, on Campus - an initiative started by the ACSM to increase physical activity on college campuses
Multiple secondary analyses
Cheryl Kelly, Ph.D.
Title: Improving built environment measurement in physical activity research with omnidirectional imagery (04/01/2011 - 03/31/2013) Funder: National Cancer Institute
This project is in collaboration with Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis. The purpose of this project is to improve measurement of the built environment by examining the reliability of using publicly-accessible imagery to identify built environment characteristics in varying contexts and identify if both methods (field audits and imagery) reliably predict physical activity behavior, potentially providing preliminary validation evidence.
Title: Evaluation of the Missouri Foundation for Health's Healthy and Active Communities (07/01/2008 - 06/30/2013) Funder: Missouri Foundation for Health
This project is in collaboration with Washington University in St. Louis. The purpose of this project is twofold: 1) to increase 37 Missouri Foundation for Health grantees' capacity and skills to implement a successful evaluation of their intervention; and 2) to conduct a multi-site initiative evaluation (e.g., across all 37 communities).
Title: Evaluating a natural experiment: Are children's overall activity levels higher after changes to the built environment of St. Louis City? (01/15/2010 - 06/30/2012) Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The purpose of this evaluation is to document changes in children's physical activity before and after changes to the built environment occurs. The Old North neighborhood is undergoing significant rehabilitation and revitalization, including development of a $35 million dollar mixed-use center, improvement of an existing park, creation of a trail that will connect this neighborhood with downtown St. Louis (approximately 2 miles from downtown) and enhanced streetscapes (e.g. wide sidewalks, crosswalks). The study uses a quasi-experimental design to track changes in children's physical activity before and after the built environment changes in the Old North neighborhood compared to a nearby neighborhood using accelerometers and survey data.
Mary Ann Kluge, Ph.D.
Senior Sports Development Project (or, Senior Games): A healthy aging initiative that promotes education and research enabling seniors to start or continue athletic competition