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.
People in Los Angeles like their neighborhood parks, and are most likely to use them if they are close to home and have supervised activities. Officials should consider adding park space throughout the city and including more facilities such as running tracks and trails.
Adolescent girls who live within one-half mile of a public park are significantly more physically active than other girls. Parks with amenities such as basketball courts, playgrounds and walking paths were associated with more physical activity than parks with picnic areas and lawn games.
Traditional thinking about health in America has been that individuals alone decide whether to engage in unhealthy behaviors. However, the conditions in which individuals live may also contribute to their health and longevity.
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
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
Education Sc.D. in epidemiology and environmental health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; M.P.H., Rutgers University; B.E. in environmental engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
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