Eyler conducts research as part of the Prevention Research Center in St. Louis. She is the principal investigator and coordinator of the Physical Activity Policy Research Network, integrating the work of 16 research sites studying the nature and extent of physical activity policy in a variety of settings. She also conducts analyses on state-level policies as they relate to childhood obesity, cancer prevention, and chronic disease. Her work on these two projects as well as others inform teaching activities in Research Methods and Health Policy classes.
The United States earns failing grades when it comes to the number of people walking to work and school and the number of walkable communities, finds a new national report. Amy Eyler, associate professor at the Brown School, serves on the advisory panel for the National Walking and Walkable Communities Report Card, released Sept. 14.
Exercise. Eat right. Make time to relax. Most of us know what it takes to keep our bodies healthy. But what makes a building healthy? Amy Eyler, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, wants to find out. Using the Brown School’s new Hillman Hall as a laboratory, Eyler […]
Victims of chronic flooding, dozens of homes in Baden neighborhood will be demolished this summer. But a team of Washington University in St. Louis researchers, together with the City of St. Louis, the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Missouri Department of Conservation, are determined to help the community create something better in the neighborhood.
Open Streets initiatives temporarily close streets
to automobile traffic, so that people may use them for walking,
bicycling, dancing, playing and socializing. Although the movement
is gaining popularity in the United States — more than 100 different
cities have hosted Open Streets events since 2008 — little is known
about planning and implementing them. Brown School researchers Amy Eyler,
PhD, and J. Aaron Hipp, PhD, explore the development and implementation
of Open Streets initiatives and make recommendations for increasing the
capacity of organizers to enhance their success.