Amy Eyler

Assistant Professor, Brown School

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Biography

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.

Stories

Time to step it up, America

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.
A group of people examining a dirt sample

Listening to the land​

​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 benefit physical, social health of communities

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.