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A new study led by Dr. Elizabeth A. Dodson (CPHSJ - PhD 2008, MPH 2006), research assistant professor at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, describes ways to offer safe, accessible spaces for all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, through the use of elements such as sidewalks, curb cuts, and designated bike lanes. The study was published in Preventing Chronic Disease.
The Topeka City Council passed its Complete Streets resolution in 2009. Researchers led by Dr. Dodson, interviewed members of the council and other Topeka residents to determine key reasons for passage, including personal narratives to describe the limitations residents faced in getting around, as well as stories about the benefits experienced by people in Complete Streets communities elsewhere. "People often have limited choices for how they get from place to place," Dr. Dodson said. "I agree with the participant who noted, ‘Everyone should be able to choose how they get around.' Lessons learned from the process of passing the Complete Streets resolution in Topeka can apply to other communities."
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Jeffrey Scherrer, PhD. (CPHSJ 2004) is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Saint Louis University. His research has pointed to a link between chronic use of pain-relieving medication and increase in the risk of developing major depression. Read more HERE.
The Association of School and Programs of Public Health, based in Washington, D.C., welcomes Ms. Sarah Weiner as a program manager. Prior to joining ASPPH, Sarah worked at the Heartland Centers at Saint Louis University College for Public Health & Social Justice. Ms. Weiner received her MPH from the College in 2010. She also taught with Teach for America in Memphis Tennessee.