Current Grants

Leveraging cell phone location data to measure interactions with the food environment and associated health outcomes

PI: Pablo Monsivais (WSU)Project number: R21DK129895Project dates: 9/22/2022-5/31/2025 Unhealthy diet is a key behavioral risk factor for several chronic diseases, particularly type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers. Long-term measures of diet are typically self-reported and subject to known sources of error and bias. A recognized population-level determinant of diet is access to and use […]

Genetically Informed Studies of Social Connectedness and Health

PI: David Sbarra (University of Arizona)Project number: R01AG078361Project dates: 8/15/2022-4/30/2027 A large body of evidence indicates that high-quality social relationships are correlated with decreased risk for morbidity and mortality from a range of disease outcomes, and that social disconnection and poor relationship quality are correlated with considerable risk for negative health outcomes. Although most of […]

Evaluating and Applying Google Timeline Location Data for Built Environment and Physical Activity Research

PI: Perry HystadProject number: R21ES031226Project dates: 7/17/2020-6/30/2021 Built environments directly influence health, for example through air pollution and noise exposures, and indirectly influence health through changing health-related behaviors, for which physical activity is a major contributor. Nearly all epidemiology studies examining the relationships between long-term built environment related exposures and health have relied solely on […]

Deep Learning of Street View Imagery to Assess Urban Green Space Relationships with Mental Health: A Twin Study

PI: Perry HystadProject number: R21ES029722Project dates: 8/17/2019-7/31/2021 The built environment is an important modifiable determinant of human health, yet our ability to understand its effects on human health have been limited by the lack of scalable data on specific components (and exposures) of the built environment. The emergence of ubiquitous geo-referenced imagery in the United […]