New Study: Parents’ Attitudes Regarding Their Children’s Play and Sport During COVID-19
Application Deadline Extended for the 2022-2023 HEALYAC!
New Study: Impact of Ontario’s Harmonized Heat Warning and Information System on emergency department visits for heat-related illness in Ontario, Canada: a population-based time series analysis
Applications are Now Open for the HEALYAC 2022-23!
New Study: The Proof Is in the Pudding: Using a Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Long-Term Effectiveness of a Household Food Waste Reduction Intervention During the COVID-19 Pandemic
New Study: Parents’ Attitudes Regarding Their Children’s Play and Sport During COVID-19https://theheal.ca/2022/09/new-study-parents-attitudes-regarding-their-childrens-play-and-sport-during-covid-19/ - copy
New Study: Parents’ Attitudes Regarding Their Children’s Play and Sport During COVID-19

A team of researchers led by Monika Szpunar with Leigh M Vanderloo, Brianne A Bruijns, Stephanie Truelove, Shauna M Burke, , Jennifer D Irwin, and recently published an article entitled: “Parents’ Attitudes...

Application Deadline Extended for the 2022-2023 HEALYAC!https://theheal.ca/2022/09/application-deadline-extended-for-the-2022-2023-healyac/ - copy
Application Deadline Extended for the 2022-2023 HEALYAC!

The HEALab is thrilled to announce that applications for the HEALYAC 2022-23 are now open and that the deadline to apply has been extended!The purpose of the is to integrate youth voices, perspectives,...

New Study: Impact of Ontario’s Harmonized Heat Warning and Information System on emergency department visits for heat-related illness in Ontario, Canada: a population-based time series analysishttps://theheal.ca/2022/09/new-study-impact-of-ontarios-harmonized-heat-warning-and-information-system-on-emergency-department-visits-for-heat-related-illness-in-ontario-canada-a-population-based-time-series-analysi/ - copy
New Study: Impact of Ontario’s Harmonized Heat Warning and Information System on emergency department visits for heat-related illness in Ontario, Canada: a population-based time series analysis

A team of researchers led by Kristin K Clemens with Alexandra M Ouédraogo, Britney Le, James Voogt, Melissa MacDonald, Rebecca Stranberg, Justin W Yan, E Scott Krayenhoff, , Cheryl Forchuk, Rafique Van...

Applications are Now Open for the HEALYAC 2022-23!https://theheal.ca/2022/09/applications-are-now-open-for-the-healyac-2022-23/ - copy
Applications are Now Open for the HEALYAC 2022-23!

The HEALab is thrilled to announce that applications for the HEALYAC 2022-23 are now open!The purpose of the is to integrate youth voices, perspectives, and expertise into research on young people's health...

New Study: The Proof Is in the Pudding: Using a Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Long-Term Effectiveness of a Household Food Waste Reduction Intervention During the COVID-19 Pandemichttps://theheal.ca/2022/08/new-study-the-proof-is-in-the-pudding-using-a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-the-long-term-effectiveness-of-a-household-food-waste-reduction-intervention-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/ - copy
New Study: The Proof Is in the Pudding: Using a Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Long-Term Effectiveness of a Household Food Waste Reduction Intervention During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A team of researchers led by with , , and recently published an article entitled: “The Proof Is in the Pudding: Using a Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Long-Term Effectiveness of a Household...

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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.

Parents’ perceptions of their children’s physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ostermeier, E., Tucker, P., Tobin, D., Clark, A., & Gilliland, J.

Intake of Fruits, Vegetables, and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages among a Sample of Children in Rural Northern Ontario, Canada

Button, B., McEachern, L., Martin, G., & Gilliland, J.

The Proof Is in the Pudding: Using a Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Long-Term Effectiveness of a Household Food Waste Reduction Intervention During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Everitt, H., van der Werf, P., Seabrook, J., & Gilliland, J.