She was the oldest of 11 children, and her family didn’t own a television or a radio. With no modern sources of entertainment, Torres spent most of her childhood roaming through farms, of which there were plenty. Her rural community’s main economic source was agriculture.
While most people tend to spend more time inside, many public health studies focus on the outside world. But when analyzing health risks associated with what researchers call the “built environment,” both venues are important to examine.
So, what makes a park great? Like other public health questions, the short answer is, “it depends.” Defining a great park can be difficult. Just as there is no one typical park user, there is no overarching definition of a great park.
Cities have changed dramatically over the course of my 25-year career. With policy changes, urban planning advances, and new lifestyle trends, cities are drawing more residents with higher levels of education and higher incomes.
This blog post is part one of a three-part series that focuses on the state of racial and ethnic diversity in academia. These posts discuss the need for faculty diversity, barriers to faculty diversity, and steps universities can take to increase diversity.