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  • New Publication: Mental health benefits of nature

    This paper systematically reviewed how accessibility to, exposure to, and engagement with nature affects the mental health of children and teenagers [...]

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  • HEAL Director Gilliland a Fellow of the University of Otago

    Dr. Jason Gilliland was honoured as the 2018 William Evans Fellow from the University of Otago in New Zealand.

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  • A New HEAL Research Collaboration

    A new collaboration to research how environmental data can be used to create next generation hearing aids ...

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The Human Environments Analysis Laboratory is a state-of-the-art, inter-disciplinary research and training environment which specializes in the production, evaluation, synthesis, dissemination and mobilization of evidence to support effective policies, programs and professional practice aimed at creating healthy and vibrant communities. We examine social and physical environments from the scale of entire regions down to the level of individual buildings or open spaces and their inhabitants. We specialize in community-based participatory research and applications of GIS for urban planning and public health.

Supporting active school travel: A qualitative analysis of implementing a regional Safe Routes to school program

Adrian Buttazzoni, Stephanie E. Coen, Jason A. Gilliland

Mental health benefits of interactions with nature in children and teenagers: a systematic review

Suzanne Tillmann, Danielle Tobin, William Avison, Jason Gilliland.

Examining community and consumer food environments for children: An urban-suburban-rural comparison in Southwestern Ontario

*DuBreck C, *Sadler R, Arku G, Gilliland J.