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 

Evaluation of the Spartanburg Healthy Schools Initiative

Creating healthier school environments to prevent and reduce youth obesity in Spartanburg County, SC.

Funding provided by: