• HEAL helps Huron County understand food needs

    The HEAL team have identified patterns of rural food insecurity, some of the reasons behind it, and some of the struggles of food insecure households

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  • 2017 STEAM Report

    Examining Children’s Environments and Health. The bulk of research on children’s health related to obesity, physical activity, and nutrition is completed in large studies ...

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  • A New HEAL Research Collaboration

    A New Research Collaboration to research how environmental data can be used to create the next generation of hearing aids ...

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  • HEAL’s Dr. Steph Coen featured in Western News

    Our very own Stephanie Coen, a postdoctoral associate at the HEAL, was featured recently in Western News and Interviewed by 94.9 Radio Western ...

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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.

Comparing physical activity behaviour of children during school using the balanced school day and traditional school day schedules

Clark, A.F., Wilk, P., Gilliland, J.

Exploring the effect of parental influence on children’s physical activity: The mediating role of children’s perceptions of parental support.

Wilk, P., Clark, A.F., Maltby, A., Tucker, P., Gilliland, J.

Socioeconomic status and adverse birth outcomes: a population-based Canadian sample

Campbell EE, Gilliland J, Dworatzek PDN, de Vrijer B, Penava D, Seabrook JA