New HEAL Study: Environmental influences on E-cigarette use among young people: A systematic review
HEALYAC Awarded Acorn Fund For Youth
New HEAL Study: Supporting children’s participation in active travel: developing an online road safety intervention through a collaborative integrated knowledge translation approach
New HEAL Study: Dietary Changes of Youth during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Review
Catching Up with the 2023/2024 HEALYAC
New HEAL Study: Environmental influences on E-cigarette use among young people: A systematic reviewhttps://theheal.ca/2024/03/new-heal-study-environmental-influences-on-e-cigarette-use-among-young-people-a-systematic-review/ - copy
New HEAL Study: Environmental influences on E-cigarette use among young people: A systematic review

A teams of researchers led by Zoe Askwith with , Mariam Ismail, , , , and recently published an article entitled: “Environmental influences on E-cigarette use among young people: A systematic review.”E-cigarettes...

HEALYAC Awarded Acorn Fund For Youthhttps://theheal.ca/2024/03/healyac-awarded-acorn-fund-for-youth/ - copy
HEALYAC Awarded Acorn Fund For Youth

We are thrilled to announce that the HEAL Youth Advisory Council () has been awarded a 2023 Acorn Fund For Youth from the London Community Foundation to support their ongoing work and contributions to...

New HEAL Study: Supporting children’s participation in active travel: developing an online road safety intervention through a collaborative integrated knowledge translation approachhttps://theheal.ca/2024/03/new-heal-study-supporting-childrens-participation-in-active-travel-developing-an-online-road-safety-intervention-through-a-collaborative-integrated-knowledge-translation-approach/ - copy
New HEAL Study: Supporting children’s participation in active travel: developing an online road safety intervention through a collaborative integrated knowledge translation approach

A team of researchers led by Adrian Buttazzoni, Julia Pham, , Emma Fabri, Andrew Clark, Danielle Tobin, and recently published an article entitled: “Supporting children’s participation in active travel:...

New HEAL Study: Dietary Changes of Youth during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Reviewhttps://theheal.ca/2024/03/new-heal-study-dietary-changes-of-youth-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-a-systematic-review/ - copy
New HEAL Study: Dietary Changes of Youth during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Review

A team of researchers led by , , , Shauna Burke, , and recently published an article entitled: “Dietary Changes of Youth during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Review.”The coronavirus disease 2019...

Catching Up with the 2023/2024 HEALYAChttps://theheal.ca/2024/02/catching-up-with-the-2023-2024-healyac/ - copy
Catching Up with the 2023/2024 HEALYAC

The HEAL YAC 2023/2024 members have been hard at work this year brainstorming topics that are important to the well-being of youth in London and beyond!  Some topics that have been of interest so far include,...

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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.

The Campus Food Environment and Postsecondary Student Diet: A Systematic Review

Caruso, O., Schaafsma, N., McEachern, L., & Gilliland, J.

The impact of smartphone app–based interventions on adolescents’ dietary intake: a systematic review and evaluation of equity factor reporting in intervention studies

Schaafsma, H., Jantzi, H., Seabrook, J., McEachern, L., Burke, S., Irwin, J., Gilliland, J.

“It Helped Me Feel Like a Researcher”: Reflections on a Capacity-Building Program to Support Teens as Co-Researchers on a Participatory Project

Ferguson, K., Coen, S., & Gilliland, J.