Ph.D., Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.A., Architecture & Art History, Rice University, Houston, Texas
Associate Professor, Departments of Sociology and Public Administration & Policy, American University
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration & Policy, American University
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, American University
Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars, University of Pennsylvania
Honors & Awards
William M. LeoGrande Award, Center for Latin American & Latino Studies, American University
Greg Alexander Outstanding Student Paper Award (with Michelle L.P. Debbink), Maternal and Child Health Section of the American Public Health Association
Christine Croneis Sayres Memorial Art Award, Department of Art and Art History, Rice University
Sallyport Award, Rice University
Using Universal Kriging to Improve Neighborhood Physical Disorder measurement.
Stephen J. Mooney, . Sociological Methods and Research. , Gina S. Lovasi, Kathryn M. Neckerman, Andrew G. Rundle, and Julien O. Teitler49(4):1163-1185.
Development of a Neighborhood Walkability Index for Studying Neighborhood Physical Activity Contexts in Communities Across the U.S. Over the Past Three Decades
Andrew G. Rundle, Yu Chen, James W. Quinn, Neloufar Rahai, Katherine Bartley, Stephen J. Mooney, . Journal of Urban Health. , Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, Gina S. Lovasi, and Kathryn M. Neckerman96(4):583-590.
Talk at the Playground: The Neighborhood Context for School Choice
. City & Community. , Annette Lareau, and Shani A. Evans18(2):483-508.
The Promise, Practicalities, and Perils of Virtually Auditing Neighborhoods Using Google Street View
. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. , Stephen Mooney, Blake Bennett, and Andrew Rundle669(1):18-40.
The Fragmented Evolution of Racial Integration since the Civil Rights Movement
. Sociological Science. and Siri Warkentien3:135-166.
Use of Google Street View to Assess Environmental Contributions to Pedestrian Injury
Stephen J. Mooney, Charles J. DiMaggio, Gina S. Lovasi, Kathryn M. Neckerman, . American Journal of Public Health. , Julien O. Teitler, Daniel Sheehan, Darby Jack, and Andrew G. Rundle106(3):462-469.
Protecting Personally Identifiable Information When Using Online Geographic Tools for Public Health Research
. American Journal of Public Health. , Stephen Mooney, and Andrew G. Rundle106(2):206-208.
Realizing Racial and Ethnic Neighborhood Preferences? Exploring the Mismatches Between What People Want, Where They Search, and Where They Live
Esther Havekes, . Population Research and Policy Review. , and Maria Krysan35:101-126.
Community Attraction and Avoidance in Chicago What's Race Got to Do with It?
. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. and Maria Krysan660(1):261-281.
Development and Deployment of the Computer Assisted Neighborhood Visual Assessment System (CANVAS) to Measure Health-Related Neighborhood Conditions
. Health & Place. , Stephen J. Mooney, Yeonjin Lee, Kathryn M. Neckerman, Andrew G. Rundle, and Julien O. Teitler31:163-172.
Validity of an Ecometric Neighborhood Physical Disorder Measure Constructed by Virtual Street Audit
Stephen J. Mooney, . American Journal of Epidemiology. , Gina S. Lovasi, Kathryn M. Neckerman, Julien O. Teitler, and Andrew G. Rundle180(6):626-635.
Creating Measures of Theoretically Relevant Neighborhood Attributes at Multiple Spatial Scales
. Sociological Methodology. and Jennifer A. Ailshire44(1):322-368.
Comparing Nutrition Environments in Bodegas and Fast-Food Restaurants
Kathryn M. Neckerman, Laszlo Lovasi, Paulette Yousefzadeh, Daniel Sheehan, Karla Milinkovic, Aileen Baecker, . Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. , Christopher Weiss, Gina S. Lovasi, and Andrew Rundle114(4):595-602.
More Neighborhood Retail Associated with Lower Obesity among New York City Public High School Students
. Health & Place. , Ofira Schwartz-Soicher, Darby Jack, Christopher Weiss, Catherine Richards, James W. Quinn, Gina S. Lovasi, Kathryn M. Neckerman, and Andrew G. Rundle23:104-110.
Neighbourhood Food Environments and Body Mass Index among New York City Adults
James Stark, Kathryn Neckerman, Gina Lovasi, Kevin Konty, James Quinn, Peter Arno, Deborah Viola, Tiffany Harris, Christopher Weiss, . Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. , and Andrew Rundle67(9):736-742.
Socio-economic status, neighbourhood food environments and consumption of fruits and vegetables in New York City
Darby Jack, Kathryn Neckerman, Ofira Schwartz-Soicher, Gina S. Lovasi, James Quinn, Catherine Richards, . Public Health Nutrition. , Christopher Weiss, Kevin Konty, Peter Arno, Deborah Viola, Bonnie Kerker, and Andrew Rundle16(7):1197-1205.
Associations Between Body Mass Index and Park Proximity, Size, Cleanliness, and Recreational Facilities
Andrew Rundle, James Quinn, Gina Lovasi, . American Journal of Health Promotion. , Paulette Yousefzadeh, Christopher Weiss, and Kathryn Neckerman27(4):262-269.
Individual- and School-Level Sociodemographic Predictors of Obesity Among New York City Public School Children
Andrew Rundle, Catherine Richards, . American Journal of Epidemiology. , Ofira Schwartz-Soicher, Karen K. Lee, James Quinn, Gina S. Lovasi, Christopher Weiss, and Kathryn Neckerman176(11):986-994.
Body Mass Index, Safety Hazards, and Neighborhood Attractiveness
Gina S. Lovasi, . American Journal of Preventive Medicine. , James Quinn, Kathryn Neckerman, Christopher Weiss, and Andrew Rundle43(4):378-384.
Neighborhood Walkability and Active Travel (Walking and Cycling) in New York City
Lance Freeman, Kathryn Neckerman, Ofira Schwartz-Soicher, Catherine Richards, . Journal of Urban Health. . , Darby Jack, Gina Lovasi, Christopher Weiss, Kevin Konty, Peter Arno, Deborah Viola, Bonnie Kerker, and Andrew Rundle
Retail Grocery Store Marketing Strategies and Obesity: An Integrative Review
Karen Glanz, . American Journal of Preventive Medicine. , and Shally Iyer42(5):503-512.
Reassessing Residential Preferences for Redevelopment
. City & Community. 10(3):311-337.
Local Racial Residential Segregation and Low Birth Weight in Michigan Cities
Michelle L.P. Debbink and . American Journal of Public Health. 101(9):1714-1720.
Reconsidering Access: Park Facilities and Neighborhood Disamenities in New York City
Christopher Weiss, Marnie Purciel, . Journal of Urban Health. , James W. Quinn, Gina Lovasi, Kathryn M. Neckerman, and Andrew G. Rundle88(2):297-310.
Using Google Street View to Audit Neighborhood Environments
Andrew Rundle, . American Journal of Preventive Medicine. , Catherine Richards, Kathryn M. Neckerman, and Julien O. Teitler40(1):94-100.
Disparities in Neighborhood Food Environments: Implications of Measurement Strategies
. Economic Geography. , Marnie Purciel, Paulette Yousefzadeh, and Kathryn M. Neckerman86(4):409-430.
Using Google Earth to Conduct a Neighborhood Audit: Reliability of a Virtual Audit Instrument
Philippa Clarke, Jennifer A. Ailshire, Robert Melendez, . Health & Place. , and Jeffrey D. Morenoff16(6):1224-1229.
Disparities in the Food Environment of New York City Public Schools
Kathryn M. Neckerman, . American Journal of Preventive Medicine. , Catherine Richards, Marnie Purciel, James W. Quinn, Julie Simon Thomas, Caitlin Warbelow, Christopher Weiss, Gina S. Lovasi, and Andrew Rundle39(3):195-202.
Measurement of the Local Food Environment: A Comparison of Existing Data Sources
. American Journal of Epidemiology. , Jennifer A. Ailshire, Jeffrey D. Morenoff, and James S. House171(5):609-617.
Creating and Validating GIS Measures of Urban Design for Health Research
Marnie Purciel, Kathryn M. Neckerman, Gina S. Lovasi, James W. Quinn, Christopher Weiss, . Journal of Environmental Psychology. , Reid Ewing, and Andrew Rundle29(4):457-466.
Racial Blind Spots: Black-White-Latino Differences in Community Knowledge
Maria Krysan and . Social Problems. 56(4):677-701.
Mobility Disability and the Built Environment
Philippa Clarke, Jennifer A. Ailshire, . American Journal of Epidemiology. , Jeffrey D. Morenoff, and James S. House168(5):506-513.
Perceiving the Metropolis: Seeing the City Through a Prism of Race
Maria Krysan and . Social Forces. 86(2):699-733.
Racial Inequality from Aging in Changing Places
, Jennifer A. Ailshire, and Sarah Mawhorter.
Integration by Inertia: White Flight, White Deaths, and the Long-Term Prospects for Stable Racial Integration
Neighborhood Knowledge, Selection, and Segregation. National Science Foundation ($352,000). Co-Investigator. Maria Krysan, Principal Investigator.
Using Google Streetview to Measure Neighborhood Characteristics. National Institute for Child Health & Human Development ($247,888). Co-Investigator. Julien Teitler, Principal Investigator.
Understanding the Economic Concepts and Characteristics of Food Access. National Poverty Center and Economic Research Service (USDA) ($5,000). Co-Investigator. Kathryn Neckerman, Principal Investigator.
Chicago Data Collaboration: An Integrated Approach to Studying Contextual Influences on Health. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program Research Grant in Population Health, University of Pennsylvania ($31,201). Co-Principal Investigator. Laura Tach, Co-Principal Investigator.
Residential Mobility, Social Networks, and Access to Health Care Services: Chicago Public Housing Residents Ten Years after HOPE VI. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program Pilot Grant, Columbia University ($18,828). Co-Principal Investigator. Nancy Davenport and Sudhir Venkatesh, Co-Principal Investigators.
Influence of Racial Residential Segregation and Residential Preferences on Health Disparities. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program Research Grant in Population Health, University of Pennsylvania ($18,710). Principal Investigator.
Value of Farmers' Markets for Food Access in Philadelphia. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program Research Grant in Population Health, University of Pennsylvania ($17,490). Co-Investigator.
Building Capacity in Agent-Based Modeling for Population Health Research. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program Research Grant in Population Health, University of Pennsylvania ($5,500). Co-Investigator.
Spatial Dynamics of the Local Food Environment in the City of Chicago: An Investigation of Data Sources and Methods. Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program at the University of Michigan ($32,680). Co-Principal Investigator. Jennifer Ailshire, Co-Principal Investigator.
Op-Eds, Book Reviews, and Other Writing
- L.A. is resegregating -- and whites are a major reason why. L.A. Times, April 1.
- Linking, Exploring and Understanding Population Health Data. Blog post in Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Human Capital Blog, June 25.
- Health Reform's True Colors. Op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer, December 18.
Findings of the 2016 D.C. Area Survey
- Council of Governments Planning Directors Meeting (Nov 2018)*,
- Annual Dinner of the D.C. Sociological Society (May 2017)*
The Path from Segregation to Inclusion
- Alliance for Housing Solutions 2018 Leckey Forum (Jun 2018)*
Fragmented Evolution of Racial Integration after the Civil Rights Movement.
- Emeriti and Alumni Luncheon, American University (Apr 2018)*,
- NCRC Annual Conference (Apr 2018)*,
- Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development (Oct 2016)*,
- Innovations in the Measurement of Racial Segregation Conference (Sep 2016)*,
- Celebration of College Research, College of Arts and Sciences, American University (Mar 2015)*,
- Minnesota Population Center Seminar Series (Oct 2014)*,
- Penn State Population Research Institute Brown Bag (Mar 2013)*
A Google Street View on the World: Potentials and Pitfalls of Harnessing ‘Big’ Geographic Data for Neighborhood Research
- Urban Health Symposium, Dornsife School of Public Health (Sep 2017)*,
- Innovations in the Measurement of Racial Segregation Conference (Sep 2016)*,
- Interdisciplinary Association of Population Health Science, National Academy of Science (Sep 2015)*,
- Association of Public Data Users (Sep 2015)*,
- Brown Bag Series, National Center for Smart Growth, University of Maryland (Apr 2015)*,
- Rice University Department of Sociology and Kinder Institute Urban Health Program (Sep 2013)*,
- Penn State Changing American Neighborhoods and Communities Working Group (Mar 2013)*
Negative Space of Neighborhood Stigma
- Rice University (Jan 2017)*,
- Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania (Oct 2015)*,
- Urban Speakers Series, Metropolitan Policy Center, American University (Sep 2014)*,
- Yale Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course Workshop (Mar 2013)*
Aging in America’s Changing Places
- Network on Life Course Dynamics and Disparities Annual Meeting (Apr 2016)*
Aging in Disorderly Neighborhoods
- Social Observatories Coordinating Network New Data Linkages Conference (Mar 2016)*
The Negative Space of Stigma: Race, Place, and Health Inequality
- Keynote Address to Connecticut Multicultural Health Partnership (Jun 2013)*
Choosing Homes, Structuring Space
- Russell Sage Foundation Choosing Homes, Choosing Schools Conference (Feb 2013)*
* indicates invited talk
- Growth Curve Modeling (Workshop; Summer 2020, Summer 2018, Summer 2017)
- Topics in Advanced Quantitative Methods (Graduate; Fall 2018)
- Urban Policy and Community Development (Graduate; Fall 2020, Fall 2018)
- Practicum in Sociological Research (Graduate; Spring 2018)
- The City after Civil Rights (Undergrad; Fall 2017, Fall 2016)
- Epidemiology of Everyday Life (Undergrad; Fall 2020, Spring 2017, Fall 2016)
- Power, Privilege, & Inequality (Undergrad; Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012)
- Population Processes (Graduate; Spring 2016)
- Health & the City (Graduate; Spring 2013, Fall 2011)
Section Editor, Trends Department, Contexts.
Member, Communications Committee, Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science.
Section Council Member, Community & Urban Sociology Section.
Website committee member, Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science.
Critic, Author Meets Critics, Pat Sharkey's Stuck in Place.
Organizer, “Best Practices and New Directions in Neighborhood Research,” New York, New York.
- Occasional Reviewer: American Journal of Epidemiology, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, City & Community, Demography, Health & Place, Journal of Urban Health, Public Health Nutrition, Social Forces, Social Problems
Member, Executive Committe, Center on Health, Risk, and Society, American University.
Co-Chair, Graduate Committee, American University.
Member, Search Committee, Department of Sociology, American University (searches in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2016).
Member, Graduate Committee, American University.