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WashU: Moving from Surveys to Sidewalks

Researchers can make a significant impact on policy and environmental changes to support physical activity by focusing on three key steps, according to a leading researcher at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

[Photo: Dr. Amy Eyler]

The recently published recommendations are from Dr. Amy Eyler, associate professor and assistant dean for public health at the Brown School. Dr. Eyler examined three case studies of efforts to put research into practice to increase physical activity.

She said the studies showed that to deliver maximum impact, researchers should:

“With better translation, effective research findings can successfully be put into practice, and we can move from surveys to sidewalks that people would actually use,” she concluded.

The commentary was published April 1 in the Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.”

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