For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Amy Auchincloss, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor

Amy Auchincloss
Phone: 267.359.6054
College: School of Public Health
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
CV: Download CV
Faculty Personal Webpage


BA, History, Wesleyan University; MPH, Population and Family Health, Columbia University; PhD, Epidemiology, University of Michigan


Dr. Auchincloss is a social and environmental epidemiologist. Her research focuses on methods development and social and environmental determinants of chronic health conditions. Her on-going work examines risk factors within residential environments that influence health behaviors related to obesity and type 2 diabetes. Recent work has been focused on studying policies that affect restaurant environments and diet as well as studying new pedestrian/bicycle infrastracture and physical activity outcomes. She has used spatial/GIS methods as well as simulation tools from complex systems modeling in order to examine these topics. She has also studied air pollution epidemiology.

Research Interests

    •     Agent Based Modeling
    •     Nutrition
    •     Health policy
    •     Urban health issues
    •     Environmental determinants of health
    •     Air quality
    •     Obesity
    •     Cardiovascular disease
    •     Diabetes
    •     Social and Psychiatric
    •     Environmental and Built Environment


Click here for full list of publications in PubMed.

Recent publications (*mentored Drexel University student)

Auchincloss AH. Executing simple agent-based models relevant to urban health research. Cadernos. Under review (Methodology section of forthcoming issue “Urban Health - Landmarks, Dilemmas, Prospects, Challenges”)

Mayne SL*, Auchincloss AH, Michael YL. Impact of policy and built environment changes on obesity-related outcomes: A systematic review of natural experiments. Obesity Reviews. Under review

Gavin K, Bennett A, Auchincloss AH, Katenta A*. A study of social equity within bike share programs. Journal of Macromarketing. Under review

Yang Y, Auchincloss AH, Rodriguez DA, Brown DG, Riolo RL, Roux AVD. Modelling spatial segregation and travel cost influences on utilitarian walking: towards policy interventions. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. Under review

Park SK, Adar SD, O'Neill MS, Auchincloss AH, Szpiro A, Bertoni A, Navas-Acien A, Kaufman JD, Roux AVD. Long-term exposure to air pollution and type-2 diabetes in a multi-ethnic cohort. Am J Epidemiol. In press

Auchincloss AH, Weinberger R, Aytur S, Namba A*, Ricchezza A*. Public parking fees and fines: a survey of U.S. Cities. Public Works Management and Policy. 2014 Open Access Epub ahead of print

Auchincloss AH, Leonberg BL, Glanz K, Bellitz S*, Ricchezza A*, Jervis A*. Nutritional value of meals at full-service restaurant chains. J. Nutr. Educ. Behav. 2014;46:75-81

Auchincloss AH, Mallya GG, Leonberg BL, Ricchezza A*, Glanz K, Schwarz DF. Customer responses to mandatory menu labeling at full-service restaurants. Am. J. Prev. Med. 2013;45:710-719.

Namba A*, Auchincloss AH, Wootan MG, Leonberg BL. Exploratory analysis of fast-food chain restaurant menus before and after implementation of local calorie-labeling policies, 2005–2011. Prev Chronic Dis. 2013;10:E101

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). 2013;21:621-628.

Auchincloss AH, Gebreab SY, Mair C, Diez Roux AV. A review of spatial methods in epidemiology, 2000-2010. Annu. Rev. Public Health 2012. 33:107–22.