Biometric evaluation of the health impacts of children’s environmental exposure
Biometric evaluation of the health impacts of children’s environmental exposure

Dr. Jennifer Vanos from the University of San Diego presents 'Biometric evaluation of the health impacts of children's environmental exposure'The Children’s Health and the Environment Workshop & Symposium...

Inclusive outdoor spaces to support community & child health and well-being
Inclusive outdoor spaces to support community & child health and well-being

Dr. Nicole Yantzi from Laurentian University presents 'Inclusive outdoor spaces to support community & child health and well-being'The Children’s Health and the Environment Workshop & Symposium...

Rethinking Risk: The importance of outdoor risky play for children’s health
Rethinking Risk: The importance of outdoor risky play for children’s health

Dr. Mariana Brussoni from the University of British Columbia and the BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit presents 'Rethinking risk: The importance of outdoor risky play for children's health'The Children’s...

How does the built environment relate to preventing cancer? A multidisciplinary scoping review
How does the built environment relate to preventing cancer? A multidisciplinary scoping review

Globally, the increasing rate of preventable cancers suggests a need to understand how features of the built environment shape exposures to and distributions of cancer risk among various populations. In...

Considering the impact of contact with nature on attention in children
Considering the impact of contact with nature on attention in children

Dr. Dan Rainham from Dalhousie University presents 'Considering the impact of contact with nature on attention in children'The Children’s Health and the Environment Workshop & Symposium (CHEWS) was...

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The Human Environments Analysis Laboratory is a state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary research and training environment based at Western University 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.

HEAL faculty and students come from various academic disciplines, including geography, sociology, urban planning, engineering, landscape architecture, health sciences, epidemiology & biostatistics, neurosciences, paediatrics, and food and nutritional sciences.

We specialize in applications of geographic information science (GIS) for addressing critical planning and public health issues. We also specialize in community-based research and strive to build authentic and mutually-beneficial partnerships with local community organizations, especially non-profits and charities.

Our Mission 

The HEAL develops and connects highly-skilled researchers to create, disseminate, and mobilize knowledge for making healthy, thriving communities.

Is cancer prevention influenced by the built environment? A multidisciplinary scoping review

Wray, A. J. and Minaker, L. M.

Is Active Travel a Breath of Fresh Air? Examining Children’s Exposure to Air Pollution During the School Commute

Gilliland, J., *Maltby, M., *Loebach, J., Xu, X., Luginaah, I., Shah, T.

Promoting Active School Travel in Elementary Schools: A Regional Case Study of the School Travel Planning Intervention

*Buttazzoni A, *Clark A, Seabrook J, Gilliland J.