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

Building a healthy workspace

Building a healthy workspace

A team of Washington University in St. Louis researchers designed a study — and made a toolkit available to the public — to measure the effects that a deliberately designed environment can have on physical activity, the environment and collaboration.
Time to step it up, America

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.
Listening to the land​

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.​

Books

Physical Activity and Public Health Practice

Presented from both a research and a practice perspective while discussing the best available research, this book provides the basis for planning and implementing physical activity programs that work and can build healthier communities. This hands-on text incorporates learning objectives, real-world examples, case studies, and bulleted lists whenever possible so that the content can be […]