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About

The mission of the Parks and Green Space Work Group is to build a multi-disciplinary network of researchers and practitioners from academia, non-profit organizations, government, and the private sector to:   1) Increase the amount and quality of research and evaluation in the area of parks and recreation policy, physical activity, and health; and 2) Support and facilitate the development and implementation of evidence-informed policies and practices related to parks and green space.

Contacts
Richard W. Christiana, PhD
Richard W. Christiana, PhD
Appalachian State University
Co-chair
Jeanette Gustat, PhD, MPH
Jeanette Gustat, PhD, MPH
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Co-chair
Sandy Slater, PhD, MS
Sandy Slater, PhD, MS
Concordia University Wisconsin
Co-chair
Victoria McDermott
Victoria McDermott
Tulane School of Medicine and Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
MD/MPH Candidate
Fellow

Presentation – December 7

Dr. Courtney Schultz, Research Fellow, Park Rx America

Dr. Schultz holds a PhD in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management from NC State University, where her research focused on integrating nature-based physical activity prescriptions into clinical care settings, making use of community recreation resources. Her Master of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism is from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where Dr. Schultz was instrumental in fostering communication between communities of color and city officials in regards to proposed public park renovations; she also holds a Bachelor of Science from the same department. In addition to her health research and public policy experiences, Dr. Schultz’s early career was grounded in recreation services. She combines these hands-on experiences with her academic studies to inform her real-world research and programmatic protocols. Dr. Schultz currently serves as the Research Fellow for Park Rx America, is a SHIFT Emerging Leader (’19), sits on the advisory council for the SHIFT Emerging Leaders Program, and is Adjunct Faculty for the University of Missouri.

Meeting Time

Last Monday of the month, 11am CT
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