Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science

Identifying Causal Effects of the Built Environment on Physical Activity, Diet and Obesity among Children

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Funding

Research Grant: 2011-2013 Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. “Identifying Causal Effects of the Built Environment on Physical Activity, Diet and Obesity among Children.” Value: $545,169. (PI: Jason Gilliland, Co-Investigator: William R. Avison)

Principal Investigator

Jason Gilliland, PhD
Geography, Faculty of Social Science
The University of Western Ontario

Co-investigators

William R. Avison, PhD
Sociology, Faculty of Social Science
The University of Western Ontario

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Principal Investigator:

Jason A. Gilliland, Associate Professor
Director, Urban Development Program
Scientist, Children's Health Research Institute
Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute

Jason Gilliland
  • urban studies
  • health geography
  • children's environments

jgillila@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 ext. 85515
SSC 5327
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Co-Investigators:

William R. Avison, Professor Emeritus
Scientist and Chair, Children’s Health & Therapeutics, Children’s Health Research Institute
Scientist and Assistant Director, Lawson Health Research Institute
Cross-appointed in Dept. of Paediatrics and Dept. of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

William R. Avison
  • Medical sociology
  • Social disparities in maternal and child health
  • Families experiencing stress across the life course

wavison@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 x85515
SSC 5327
office hours: by appointment
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