Thanks Ed - another of potential interest
Quistberg, D. A., Howard, E. J., Hurvitz, P. M., Moudon, A. V., Ebel, B. E., Rivara, F. P., & Saelens, B. E. (2017). The Relationship Between Objectively Measured Walking and Risk of Pedestrian-Motor Vehicle Collision. American Journal of Epidemiology, 185(9), 810-821. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwx020
Safe urban walking environments may improve health by encouraging physical activity, but the relationship between an individual's location and walking pattern and the risk of pedestrian-motor vehicle collision is unknown. We examined associations between individuals' walking bouts and walking risk, measured as mean exposure to the risk of pedestrian-vehicle collision. Walking bouts were ascertained through integrated accelerometry and global positioning system data and from individual travel-diary data obtained from adults in the Travel Assessment and Community Study (King County, Washington) in 2008-2009. Walking patterns were superimposed onto maps of the historical probabilities of pedestrian-vehicle collisions for intersections and midblock segments within Seattle, Washington. Mean risk of pedestrian-vehicle collision in specific walking locations was assessed according to walking exposure (duration, distance, and intensity) and participant demographic characteristics in linear mixed models. Participants typically walked in areas with low pedestrian collision risk when walking for recreation, walking at a faster pace, or taking longer-duration walks. Mean daily walking duration and distance were not associated with collision risk. Males walked in areas with higher collision risk compared with females, while vehicle owners, residents of single-family homes, and parents of young children walked in areas with lower collision risk. These findings may suggest that pedestrians moderate collision risk by using lower-risk routes.
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Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:19:56 -0500
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This article may be of interest.
Transportation and Land Use as Social Determinants of Health: Analysis of Exposure to Traffic in the Denver Metropolitan Region http://www.ugpti.org/resources/reports/downloads/mpc17-326.pdf
The report examines residential exposure to traffic at the regional and neighborhood levels while incorporating the impacts of race and socioeconomic status. The study focused on how transportation and land use may influence residents' exposure to traffic and adverse health outcomes.
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Mary Fox (Health Policy and Management Department) and Kirsten Koehler (Environmental Health and Engineering Department) in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, have an opening for a post-doctoral researcher in the field of occupational and environmental exposure and risk assessment. The successful candidate will have a leadership role in a multi-disciplinary research project focused on personal exposure assessment in transportation microenvironments. Research will occur under the supervision of Dr. Mary Fox (http://www.jhsph.edu/faculty/directory/profile/1610/mary-a-fox) and Dr. Kirsten Koehler
The candidate will have a doctoral degree in a quantitative environmental health science and will have research experience in air pollution exposure assessment and statistical programming. Candidates familiar with the social determinants of health and cumulative risk assessment and analysis concepts preferred. The selected candidate will have demonstrated communication skills (written and oral), organizational and time management skills, and the ability to work independently and within collaborative teams.
The position is full-time with a multi-year duration, contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding. Salary as determined by the NIH National Research Service Award. Johns Hopkins University is located in Baltimore, MD. To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list three references to Mary Fox (mfox9(a)jhu.edu). For full consideration, applications should be received by August 31, 2017; the position will remain open until filled.
Mary A. Fox, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
Co-Director, Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
This article may be of interest.
Transportation and Land Use as Social Determinants of Health: Analysis
of Exposure to Traffic in the Denver Metropolitan Region
The report examines residential exposure to traffic at the regional and
neighborhood levels while incorporating the impacts of race and
socioeconomic status. The study focused on how transportation and land
use may influence residents' exposure to traffic and adverse health
Transportation Planning Consultant
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Transportation for America<http://t4america.org/> (T4America) — a program of Smart Growth America – is seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual with deep knowledge, experience and interest in transportation policy development and state or local level implementation to help lead the organization’s policy work.
This high profile position reports to the Director of T4America and works in close partnership with the Outreach Director and Communications Director.
Candidates must demonstrate an ability to work successfully with limited supervision, independently and within a team. The policy director must also help deliver motivated and credible local leaders armed with the right research and proposals to advance a winning policy agenda. The policy director will continue our success in developing policies in close cooperation with our national and local civic, elected, business and non-profit partners, backing them up with research, and mobilizing diverse and compelling voices.
§ Manage policy-related activities in partnership with targeted constituent groups both in DC and on the state level in other locations;
§ Lead our transportation policy development, analysis and implementation efforts at multiple levels of government;
§ Supervise the work product of a high-functioning policy team, which includes content creation, tracking legislation and project management;
§ Develop tactics and strategy for a number of distinct policy initiatives working closely with T4A’s Outreach and Communications teams;
§ Work with our partner cities across the U.S. to help them prepare policies for emerging new technological innovations in mobility from ridesharing to car-sharing to data platforms;
§ Build the capacity of our partners to engage with state and federal leaders on our policy agenda;
§ In select states, work with local partners working to promote progressive transportation policies and transportation funding efforts;
§ Travel and speak on behalf of T4A and its coalition, including workshops, conferences and other events.
Special knowledge and skills
§ Minimum of five years experience working in the transportation arena or a closely related policy field;
§ Knowledge of the legislative process at multiple levels of government, as well as the ability to think strategically and work across party lines;
§ Staff management and project management skills and experience;
§ Excellent time management and organization, research skills, and verbal and written communication skills;
§ Ability to strategically prioritize their workload and complete multiple tasks and high volume of work;
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§ Comfortable with working in a collaborative team environment;
§ Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with a wide variety of individuals;
§ The candidate must have good interpersonal skills, and be able to work independently with minimal supervision; and,
§ Must be proficient with the Microsoft Office suite and comfortable working with OSX and iOS.
§ Experience working within a state or local transportation agency at the local, MPO or state level;
§ An advanced degree in public policy, political science, planning or other related field is required;
§ Previous experience in local, state and federal policy as it relates to our subject matter; and,
§ Experience working with diverse populations.
Salary is commensurate with experience and includes benefits. The position is full-time, based in Washington, DC and available starting immediately. Please send a cover letter and resume to alicia.orosco(a)t4america.org<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> with “T4America Policy Director” in the subject line.
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