As always, host Bob Barrett selects an Academic Minute to air during The Best of Our Knowledge.
Each week this program examines some of the issues unique to college campuses, looks at the latest research, and invites commentary from experts and administrators from all levels of education.
For this week‘s edition, Bob has selected Dr. Kirsten Beyer of The Medical College of Wisconsin’s segment on the health benefits of green space.
Green Space Benefits
Dr. Kirsten Beyer received a PhD in Geography and MPH in Global Health from the University of Iowa, and subsequently completed an MS in Clinical and Translational Science at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Health and Society at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Her primary research interests are in the health impacts of neighborhood environmental characteristics such as green space and residential racial segregation, and the development of interventions to improve health and reduce health disparities through the use of community engaged research approaches.
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