Friday, February 20, 2009 Agenda

Friday, February 20, 2009 Agenda

7:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Conference Registration

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
Sarah Lee, Ph.D., Program Committee Chair, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent & School Health (DASH)

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Introduction to the RWJF Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Mildred Thompson, Senior Director, PolicyLink and Deputy Director, RWJF Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Panel Presentation

Economics Drives Policy: Harnessing Economic Research for Active Living

Like it or not, money talks and economics drives policy. The more sophisticated our research on the economics of active living, the more impact it is likely to have. Unfortunately, economics research is very limited in our field. This panel discussion by leading economists in the areas of active living, obesity, and health behaviors will provide models of economics research methods and examples of useful studies.

Frank J. Chaloupka, Ph.D., Health Policy Center, University of Illinois at Chicago

Panel Members
Physical Activity: Economic and Policy Factors [pdf], Judith Shinogle, Ph.D., Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Obesity: The Business Case for Intervention [pdf], Justin Trogdon, Ph.D., Research Economist, Public Health Economics Program, RTI International
Lessons from Alcohol Taxation: Research and Persuasion [pdf], Philip J. Cook, Ph.D., ITT/ Sanford Professor of Public Policy, Duke University

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Presentation Sessions

SESSION 1 - Frontiers of Active Living Research
a) Adolescent Screen Time: Correlates Differ for TV Watching and Computer Use, Susan Babey, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
b) Explaining Gender Differences in Bicycling Behavior, Susan Handy, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
c) Associations between the Built Environment and Location-Based Physical Activity, Philip Troped, Ph.D., Purdue University
d) The Role of Nonprofit Organizations in Creating Active Communities, Pascale Joassart-Marcelli, Ph.D., San Diego State University

SESSION 2 - Methods for Active Living
a) An Environmental Audit Tool for Rural Communities, Anush Yousefian, M.S., University of Southern Maine, Institute for Health Policy
b) CycleSense: Sensing and Mapping for Better Biking, Peter Capone-Newton, M.D., M.P.H., University of California, Los Angeles
c) Walkability Assessment Using Principal Components Analysis, Michael Bader, M.A., Columbia University
d) 'Do You See What I See?' Correlates of Multidimensional Measures of Neighborhood Form and Perceived Physical Activity-Related Neighborhood Barriers and Facilitators in Urban Youth, Alice Fang Yan, M.D., University of Maryland

SESSION 3 - Youth Physical Activity
a) Perceived Environment and Active Commuting to School in Brazilian Adolescents, Rodrigo Reis, Ph.D., Pontiff Catholic University of Parana
b) Active Commuting to School and Association with Physical Activity and Weight Status among U.S. Youth, Jason Mendoza, M.D., M.P.H., Baylor College of Medicine
c) Reducing Physical Inactivity and Promoting Active Living: From the Voices of East African Girls, Nicole LaVoi, Ph.D., Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch Discussion Tables

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Plenary Presentations
1) Influence of the Social Environment on Children's School Travel in Walkable Neighborhoods, Noreen McDonald, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2) Self-Efficacy as a Moderator in the Relationship between Physical Activity and Perceived Social and Physical Environmental Factors in Older Adolescents, Benedicte Deforche, Ph.D., Ghent University

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m Break and Group Physical Activity

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Plenary Presentations
1) Community Healthy Living Index (CHLI): Tools to Create a Healthy Environment for the Prevention of Obesity, Soowon Kim, Ph.D. and Deborah Balfanz, Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
2) An Economic Evaluation of Health-Promotive Transportation Infrastructure, Jessica Guo, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Funders Update

4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks and Give-Away Prizes
James F. Sallis, Ph.D., Director, Active Living Research