Dr. Lee's research focuses on linking the built environment with public health outcomes. Her expertise is in 'active living research,' a transdisciplinary area of research that deals with environmental and policy approaches toward promoting physical activity.
Dr. Lee's contributions to this relatively new area of scholarship is significant in: (a) developing methodological and theoretical foundations, (b) bringing attention to high-risk populations, and (c) translating research into tools/guides to facilitate evidence-based policy/design interventions.
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Hurst, Kenneth Rolf (2016-12).
The Attractiveness of Universal Design in Public Play Environments for People of All Abilities.
Kim, Eun Jung (2007-08).
Health disparity and the built environment: spatial disparity and environmental correlates of health status, obesity, and health disparity.
Kim, Hyung Jin (2011-12).
School-Community Relations, Social Capital and Children's Walking to School Behaviors.
Kim, Jun Hyun (2010-05).
The Role of Landscape Spatial Patterns on Childhood Obesity and Quality of Life: A Study of Hispanic Children in Inner-City Neighborhoods.
Kim, Young Jae (2014-12).
Safety and Thermal Comfort Concerns for Active Travel to School: As Mediators and Correlates.
Kwon, Mizzo (2016-08).
Sociospatial Relations: The Role of Neighborhood Walkability on Community Currency Activities.
Lee, Kanghyun (2016-08).
The Relationship Between Urban Sprawl and Disaster Resilience: An Exploratory Study.
Lee, Sangkug (2006-08).
The correlational and causal investigation into the land use-transportation relationships: evidence from the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
Lee, Sungmin (2018-08).
The Impact of the Neighborhood Environment on Falls Among Older Adults.
Lu, Wenhua (2014-08).
Examining the Influence of Psychological Characteristics on Children's Active Commuting to School using Theoretical Perspectives.
Wieters, Kathleen M. (2009-08).
Integrating Walking for Transportation and Physical Activity for Sedentary Office Workers in Texas.
Won, Jae Woong (2016-08).
From Crisis to Recovery: A Study of Walkability Impacts on Foreclosure in Los Angeles, California.
Xu, Minjie (2015-08).
The Economic Benefits of Built Environment Supportive of Active Living in Dallas Tax Increment Financing Districts.
Yi, Young-Jae (2012-08).
Urban Form and Travel Patterns at the Regional Scale Considering Polycentric Urban Structure.
Yoon, Jeong Jae (2017-08).
Neighborhood Walkability and Safety Considerations in Neighborhood Choices.
Yu, Chia-Yuan (2014-08).
Built Environmental Correlates of Traffic Collisions.
Zhu, Xuemei (2008-12).
Community environments and walking-to-school behaviors: multi-level correlates and underlying disparities.