Dear H+T friends,
The Health and Transportation Subcommittee of the Transportation Research Board in cooperation with the Traveler Behavior and Values Committee seeks research papers enhancing the use of transportation and land use modelling tools in examining health outcomes. We welcome both development of theoretical frameworks and innovative use of theory in practical applications to improve our knowledge.
Examples of research questions in the context of this call may include but are not limited to:
* How do the models, methods or tools help bridge the gap between health and transportation?
* How do transportation networks (local, regional, and global) affect disease spread/vectors?
* What role does transportation play in enabling access to health care and medical facilities, and are there any systematic inequalities?
Please check the attached 'HealthPaperCall' for more detailed information on potential research questions. The call is also posted on the H&T Subcommittee website: http://www.trbhealth.org/trb-meetings/trb-2016.
Papers for publication and/or presentation must be submitted by August 1, 2015. Submission of complete papers, conforming to TRB standards and format, is required for consideration. Papers may be submitted for presentation only. Each paper will be peer-reviewed according to TRB procedures. TRB paper specifications and submittal information can be found online at (https://www.mytrb.org/?PressAmpTarget=/Paper/Instructions).
When submitting your paper, please make sure to complete the section on the form that identifies that the paper is in response to a "Call for Papers". Check the ADB10 - Public Health Analysis box. Also, to make sure that the paper gets submitted to the Joint Health Subcommittee for review enter ADD50 Standing Committee on Environmental Justice in Transportation in the "Requested Committee" area of the form.
For more information on this call for papers contact: Ed Christopher, Federal Highway Administration, edc(a)berwyned.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>; Eloisa Raynault, Planning Communities, eraynault(a)planningcommunities.com<mailto:email@example.com>; or Ipek Sener, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, i-sener(a)ttimail.tamu.edu<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Ipek Nese Sener, PhD
Assistant Research Scientist
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
505 E Huntland Dr, Suite 455
Austin, TX 78752
Tel 512.407.1119 | Fax 512.467.8971
i-sener(a)ttimail.tamu.edu<mailto:email@example.com> | http://tti.tamu.edu<http://tti.tamu.edu/>
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