In September 2008, Amy H. Auchincloss joined the faculty at Drexel University School of Public Health as Assistant Professor within Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Auchincloss received a M.P.H. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from University of Michigan. Dr. Auchincloss’ work focuses on social and environmental determinants of chronic health conditions. Her work has examined spatial risk factors within residential environments that influence health behaviors related to obesity and type 2 diabetes; the application of novel complex systems modeling that can be used to examine spatial and socio-economic patterning of health behaviors/outcomes; air pollution epidemiology including the contribution of atmospheric conditions (temperature and barometric pressure) and vehicular traffic to air pollution in relation to cardiovascular-related endpoints.
Research Interests: Environmental determinants of health; the contribution of resources in residential environments to health disparities by income and race/ethnicity, and to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diet and physical activity; health effects of air pollution; the use of spatial analysis methods and agent-based models.
PBHL 832: Epidemiology PhD Seminar II (Winter)
PBHL 822: Epidemiology of the Built Environment (Spring 2012)
Neighborhoods and cardiovascular risk in a multiethnic cohort. Role on Grant: Co-Investigator (PI: Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, University of Michigan). Dates: July 2009 - June 2014. Sponsor: NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; R01 HL071759
Modeling Obesity Through Simulation. Role on Grant: Co-Investigator (PI: David Shoham, PhD, Loyola University Chicago). Dates: August 2009 – July 2014. Sponsor: NIH Institute of Child and Human Development; U01 HD061978
Click here for full list of publications in PubMed
Auchincloss AH, Young C, Youngfert A, Wasson S, Chilton M, Karamanian V. Barriers and facilitators of consumer use of nutrition labels at full service restaurant chains. Public Health Nutr. In press.
Namba A, Auchincloss AH, Wootan M, Loenberg B. An exploratory analysis of fast-food chain restaurant menus before and after local calorie labeling policies, 2005-2011. Preventing Chronic Disease. In press.
Auchincloss AH, Moore KA, Moore LV, Diez Roux AV. Improving retrospective characterization of the food environment for a large region in the United States during a historic time period. Health Place. 2012 Nov;18(6):1341-7. Epub 2012 Jul 11.
Shoham DA, Tong L, Lamberson PJ, Auchincloss AH, Zhang J, Dugas L, Kaufman JS, Cooper RS, Luke A. An actor-based model of social network influence on adolescent body size, screen time, and playing sports. PLoS One. 2012;7(6):e39795. Epub 2012 Jun 29.
Auchincloss AH, Mujahid MS, Shen M, Michos ED, Whitt-Glover MC, Diez Roux AV. Neighborhood health-promoting resources and obesity risk (the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Apr 19. [Epub ahead of print]
Auchincloss AH, Gebreab SY, Mair C, Diez Roux AV. A review of spatial methods in epidemiology, 2000-2010. Annu Rev Public Health. 2012 Apr;33:107-22.
Yang Y, Diez Roux AV, Auchincloss AH, Rodriguez DA, Brown DG. Exploring walking differences by socioeconomic status using a spatial agent-based model. Health Place. 2012 Jan;18(1):96-9.
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