Recent Publications

Foot-based audit of streets adjacent to new light rail stations in Houston, Texas: Measurement of health-related characteristics of the built environment for physical activity research.

(Oluyomi AO*, Knell G, Durand CP*, Mercader C, Salvo D*, Sener IN, Gabriel K, Hoelscher DM, Kohl HW. BMC Public Health. 2019, 19:238.)

Prevalence and likelihood of meeting sleep, physical activity, and screen-time guidelines among US youth

(Knell G, Durand CP, Kohl III HW, Wu I, Gabriel KP. JAMA Pediatrics. 2019 February; PMID: 30715096. PMCID: PMC6450269. DOI: doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.4847)

Bikeability: Assessing the Objectively Measured Environment in Relation to Recreation and Transportation Bicycling

(Porter AK, Kohl HW III, Pérez A, Reininger B, Gabriel KP, Salvo D. Environ Behav.)

Effect of media use on adolescent body weight.

(Cha EM*, Hoelscher DM, Ranjit N, Chen B, Gabriel KP, Kelder SH, Saxton DL. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2018, 15:E141. Doi: 10.5888/pcd15.180206)

Long term weight loss and metabolic health in adults concerned with maintaining or losing weight: findings from NHANES

(Knell G, Qing L, Gabriel KP, Shuval K. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2018 November; 93(11):1611-1616. PMID 30119916. PMCID: PMC6526934. DOI: doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2018.04.018.)

Recent News

Research reveals dangerous midlife switch of ditching activity to sit still

People are falling into a trap of greater inactivity during middle age, according to new research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), which calls for its findings to be considered in future national physical activity guidelines.

Higher Income Individuals Undertake Intense Physical Activity; More Sedentary

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New research paper co-authored by Center faculty Dr. Kelley Pettee Gabriel finds that higher income individuals are more likely to be “weekend warriors,” getting most of their activity on only a few days a week, and also spend more time in sedentary pursuits.