Neighborhood Influences on Health

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  • A young mother and her daughter walk through a park

    Report

    How Can Parks Help Increase Physical Activity?

    May 7, 2018

    Public neighborhood parks play an important role in providing venues for physical activity in urban areas. But they tend to be underutilized, especially for moderate to vigorous exercise.

  • Men on different ladders to illustrate inequity in Pittsburgh, Pa., illustrations by hyejin kang and teddyandmia/Getty Images; design by Chara Williams/RAND Corporation

    Essay

    How Pittsburgh Is Addressing Social and Economic Disparities

    Jul 2, 2019

    Pittsburgh has been taking a hard look at race, wealth, and opportunity. In partnership with RAND, the city has run and published its numbers on subjects ranging from police contacts to business ownership to graduation rates as part of a commitment to do better.

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    Chloe E. Bird

    Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Forum; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Senior Sociologist
    Education Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B.A. in sociology, Oberlin College

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    Tara Laila Blagg

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S.W., University of Houston; B.A. in hispanic studies, Rice University

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    Deborah A. Cohen

    Senior Physician Policy Researcher; Faculty Member, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.D., School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; M.P.H. in epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health; B.A. in filmmaking, Yale University

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    Tamara Dubowitz

    Senior Policy Researcher; Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Sc.D. in public health nutrition/social epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health; S.M. in maternal and child health, Harvard School of Public Health; M.Sc. in anthropology, University of Pennsylvania

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    Eric Apaydin

    Adjunct Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.P. in public policy, admininstration, and analysis, University of California, Berkeley; M.S. in biology, University of California, San Diego; B.S. in physiology and neuroscience, University of California, San Diego

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    Esther M. Friedman

    Behavioral and Social Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in sociology, University of California - Los Angeles

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    Jaime Madrigano

    Policy Researcher; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Sc.D., Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; M.P.H., Rutgers University; B.E., Stevens Institute of Technology

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    Terry Marsh

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education M.P.H. in health policy and management, University of Arizona; B.A. in philosophy, Ohio State University

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    Linnea Warren May

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education M.P.H. in health behavior, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health; B.S. in biology and psychology, University of Pittsburgh

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    Sameer M. Siddiqi

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in health policy and management, Johns Hopkins University; B.S. in biology, University of Houston

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    Margaret Weden

    Social Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in population dynamics, Johns Hopkins University; M.H.S. in biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health