Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Agenda

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 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
James F. Sallis, Ph.D., Director, Active Living Research

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. ALR & CDC - Moving in the Same Direction to Increase Physical Activity for All
Joan M. Dorn, PhD, CDC Physical Activity and Health Branch Chief

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

Using Evidence to Create Active Communities: Stories from the Field

Panel Members

  • Adam B. Becker, Ph.D., M.P.H., Executive Director, Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children
  • Christine T. Bozlak, Ph.D., M.P.H., Advocacy Program Manager, Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children
  • Sarah Strunk, M.H.A., Director, Active Living by Design and Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities


10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break and Group Physical Activity

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

SESSION 1 - Built Environment and Adult Physical Activity
a) Adaptation of the IPEN Project for Implementation in a Latin American Context: IPEN-MEXICO, Deborah Savo, B.S., Emory University
b) Contribution of Neighborhood SES and Physical Activity Resource Quality to Changes in Physical Activity in Minority Women, Rebecca Lee, Ph.D., University of Houston
c) The Relationship between Outdoor Activity and Health in Older Adults, Jacqueline Kerr, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
d) Combinations of Perceived Built Environmental Factors Differentiating Physically Active vs. Non-Active Adults: A Decision Tree Classification Approach, Yue Liao, M.P.H., University of Southern California

SESSION 2 - School Policy
a) Evaluation of Boston's 'Active School Day' Policy Interventions, Angie Cradock, Sc.D., Harvard School of Public Health
b) Simulated Effects of School Policy Changes in After-School Sports on Sport Participation Rates among North Carolina Middle School Students, Michael Edwards, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
c) School Sport Participation under Two School Sport Policies: Comparisons by Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Socioeconomic Status, Michael Kanters, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
d) School Physical Activity Policy Assessment, Monica Lounsbery, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas

SESSION 3 - Methodological Advances
a) Sensitivity of Objective Measures of Pedestrian Access to the Inclusion of Off-Street Pedestrian Pathways: Methodological and Policy Implications, Larry Frank, Ph.D., University of British Columbia and Josh van Loon, Ph.D., M.Sc., University of British Columbia
b) Using Street View to Audit the Built Environment: Is it Reliable?, Cheryl Kelly, Ph.D., University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
c) A Preliminary Investigation of Residential Self-Selection in Smart Growth Versus Urban Sprawl Communities, Mark Lamm, B.S., University of Southern California
d) Neighborhood Environment Profiles Related to Physical Activity and Weight Status among Seniors: A Latent Profile Analysis, Marc Adams, Ph.D., San Diego State University

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

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Presentations Sessions

SESSION 1 - Disparities and Parks
a) Gender Differences in Physical Activity and Park and Recreation Facility Use among Latinos, Jonathan Casper, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
b) Effects of Poverty on Park Use in Southern California, Deborah Cohen, M.D., M.P.H., RAND Corporation
c) Environmental Justice and Physical Activity: Examining Disparities in Park Availability and Features Across Kansas City, MO, Katherine Vaughn, B.S., Kansas State University

SESSION 2 - Crime, Safety and Disorder
a) Neighborhood Disorder and Screen Time among 10 - 16 Year Old Canadian Youth, Valerie Carson, M.A., Queen's University
b) Safety and Aesthetic Amenities as Determinants of Walking and Bicycling in New York City, Gina Lovasi, Ph.D., Columbia University
c) Using Ecological Momentary Assessment to Examine Perceptions of Safety, Aesthetics and Physical Activity in Adults, Genevieve Dunton, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of Southern California

SESSION 3 - School Policy Evaluations
a) Evaluation of the Los Angeles Unified School District Physical Education Policy Implementation Plan, Mariah Lafleur, M.P.H., Samuels & Associates
b) Nutrition and Physical Activity in Child Care Centers: The Impact of a Wellness Policy Initiative on Environmental and Policy Assessment (EPAO) Outcomes, Rodney Lyn, Ph.D., Georgia State University
c) Safe Routes to School & School Siting: The Challenge of Supporting Diverse, Walkable Schools, Sara Zimmerman, B.A., J.D., Public Health Law & Policy

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Presentations Sessions

SESSION 1 - Interventions to Increase Physical Activity
a) Does Neighborhood Walkability Moderate the Effects of Mass Media Communication Strategies to Promote Regular Physical Activity?, Rosanne Barnes, B.Hlth.Sc., B.Com., The University of Western Australia
b) Increased Walking Following a Culturally Adapted Obesity Intervention Program for Low-Income Latino Mothers and their Preschool Children, Melinda Bender, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
c) School Leadership's Readiness for Change After the Ready for Recess Intervention in 17 Midwest Elementary Schools, Diane Ehlers, M.A., University of Nebraska-Omaha

SESSION 2 - GPS Methods and Findings
a) Locations of Joint Physical Activity in Parent-Child Pairs Based on Accelerometer and GPS Monitoring, Genevieve Dunton, Ph.D., University of Southern California
b) Feasibility Study to Simultaneously Objectively Assess Activity and Location of Hispanic-American Preschool Children, Teresia O'Connor, M.D., M.P.H., Baylor College of Medicine
c) Neighborhood Activity Hotspots for Multi-Ethnic Youth in Copenhagen, Denmark - Using GPS, Accelerometry and GIS: The WCMC Study, Jasper Schipperijn, Ph.D., University of Southern Denmark

SESSION 3 - Active Travel to School
a) Beyond Distance: Children's School Travel Mode Choice, Chanam Lee, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
b) Walkable Distance for Elementary School Children and Impacts of Individualized Objective Environment on Active School Transportation, Chanam Lee, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
c) Attitudes Towards Walk/Bike Issues and Its Influence on Students' Travel Behavior: Evidence from NHTS, 2009, Mintesnot Woldeamanuel, Ph.D., California State University, Northridge

3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 Wrap-Up Discussion and Give-Away Prizes
James F. Sallis, Ph.D., Director, Active Living Research