The work of the BEACH Laboratory would not be possible without the support of many funding agencies, community partnerships, and collaborators. Click on the pictures below to learn more about our partners and collaborators.
|The BEACH Lab work would not be possible without the collaboration of colleagues across the United States and globally.|
Gina Besenyi, MPH, PhD
|Gina Besenyi is an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical and Digital Health Sciences and Master of Public Health program at Augusta University and Director of the Physical Activity Research in Community Settings (PARCS) Lab. Her research explores how built environments contribute to active living behaviors and population-level health outcomes across geographic and cultural contexts and how disparities within these relationships might be understood and rectified, including through citizen engagement in creating healthier communities. Within this broader field of environmental health promotion, she has a specific interest in the role of parks, green space, and recreational facilities, and how availability, accessibility, and quality of such community resources influence physical activity, especially among youth. As well, she is a burgeoning expert in how innovative technology such as geographic information systems and mobile applications can be utilized within this public health research agenda to promote community participation