CUBES: Children's Use of the Built Environment for Physical Activity Study.
- Centers & Specialties
- Clinical Interests
- Obesity medicine
- Environmental health
- Medical Education
- MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
- MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
- Residency, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center
- Board Certifications
- Internal Medicine
- Foreign Languages
- Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Revere: MGH Revere HealthCare Center
- Patient Gateway
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- Insurances Accepted
- Aetna Health Inc.
- Beech Street
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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- Cigna (PAL #'s)
- Fallon Community HealthCare
- Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
- Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
- Humana/Choice Care PPO
- Medicare - ACD
- Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
- Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
- OSW - Maine
- OSW - New Hampshire
- OSW - Rhode Island
- Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
- Railroad Medicare
- Railroad Medicare - ACD
- Senior Whole Health
- Tufts Health Plan
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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- Patient Age Group
- Adult and Pediatric
- Research Summary
- My research interests are to better understand how physical space and design (the "built environment") affect and influence human health, especially energy balance and chronic disease, among both children and adults. My research has involved large database studies, survey studies, as well as clinical studies, and I am currently the principal investigator on an NIH patient-oriented career development award (1K23HL103841-01) that incorporates a clinical intervention assessing how adolescents use the built environment for daily physical activity. My work is multidisciplinary and seeks to foster collaboration among health researchers and design professionals such as architects and urban planners.
A program encouraging overweight or obese adolescents to increase their physical activity through use of their everyday environment, rather than organized classes or sports programs, produced significant increases in daily physical activity that were sustained for at least three to four months.
Childhood obesity continues to be a major public health problem, and national trends indicate insufficient and declining levels of physical activity in children and adolscents. The design of buildings and neighborhoods, known collectively as the built environment, has the potential to influence physical activity.
Pediatrician Nicolas Oreskovic, MD, MPH, and researcher Alison Hoppin, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist offer tips to counter "globesity."
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