April 2, 2021
Neighborhood Epidemiology: Should We Bother?
Despite strong evidence of health outcomes clustering by place, epidemiology focused on neighborhood environment influences on health has challenging to translate to demonstrably effective policies. This talk will cover some of the barriers to improving health through neighborhood change and propose some novel directions for research and practice.
Steve Mooney is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Mooney is interested, broadly, in how cities affect health, and how we can know whether they do. His research focuses on built environment influences on pedestrian injury and physical activity, augmented with a stable of side projects digging into epidemiologic methodology.