The disconnect between access to healthful built environments and healthy weight is the focus of this investigation. The purpose of this project is to isolate the effect of residential instability on adolescent obesity and to assess how the built environment moderates this effect. A conceptual model derived from cumulative risk and neighborhood disadvantage theories will be used to explore how higher residential instability, exposure to lower-income environments, and the lack of physical activity resources impact the risk of being obese. The study will employ fixed-effect modeling and use Add Health data. Deliverables include submission of several journal manuscripts, conference presentations, and development of a policy brief.
Amount Awarded $75,000.00
Awarded on: 11/11/2011
Time frame: 11/15/2011 - 8/31/2014
Grant Number: 69595