Current Research

This page describes several ongoing or recently-completed BEACH Lab projects.  Click on the project name to learn more.


A tool for advancing parks and public health research and practice. 

Funding provided by:


electronic Community Park Audit Tool (eCPAT)

Advancing public park information and technology resources to diverse audiences for healthy communities.

Funding provided by:dnywui04

Development of a Childhood Obesogenic Environment Index

Creating an index to identify obesogenic communities in the United States to make comparisons between urban and rural environments.


Funding provided by:

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy 

Natural experiment to assess health impacts of improved Greenspace in Columbia, SC 

Assessing the impacts of new and improved greenspace on quality of life and physical activity for residents of Columbia South Carolina

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