Transportation Policy & Planning Work Group
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The PAPREN Transportation Work Group is a platform for community and collaboration among researchers and practitioners interested in research, evaluation and translation to practice at the intersection of health and transportation. Our unique approach emphasizes chronic disease prevention through active transportation, evaluation, and logistical support for projects. The Transportation Work Group will conduct rapid small-scale research and evaluation projects on topics such as impact of transportation system factors like funding, operations, decision making and infrastructure characteristics on physical activity behavior and health outcomes.


Angie Cradock, ScD, MPE
Angie Cradock, ScD, MPE
Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Karin Valentine Goins, MPH
Karin Valentine Goins, MPH
UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Matthew Dean
Matthew Dean
Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
University of Texas at Austin

Panel presentation – November 10

Transportation Research Board (TRB) and PAPREN – Improving physical activity policy research through cross-discipline collaboration


Jeff Whitfield, PhD, CDC Physical Activity & Health Branch of Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity

Eleni Christofa, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts

Keshia Pollack Porter, PhD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health


Upcoming meeting speakers

December 8: Adonia Lugo, PhD (mobility justice)

January 12: Kelly Rodgers (, ITE Transportation & Health)

Meeting Time

2nd Tuesdays 1-2pm ET

For meeting access information, contact Matt Dean (

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