Philip Noyes

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BACKGROUND Regular physical activity such as biking can help prevent obesity and chronic disease. Improvements in cycling infrastructure are associated with higher overall cycling rates, but less is known about bike lane utilization in low-income urban neighborhoods. METHODS During the summer of 2009, 4 Central Brooklyn streets with bicycle lanes were(More)
In 2010, the Brooklyn Active Transportation Community Planning Initiative launched in 2 New York City neighborhoods. Over a 2-year planning period, residents participated in surveys, school and community forums, neighborhood street assessments, and activation events-activities that highlighted the need for safer streets locally. Consensus among residents(More)
Background Breastfeeding rates vary widely around the world, and change over time. Currently, as summarised in the recent Lancet series, poorer women in low and middle-income countries have higher rates of breastfeeding than richer women. In contrast, in high-income countries infants in poorer families are less likely to be breastfeed than infants in more(More)
Women of color in the United States, particularly in high-poverty neighborhoods, experience high rates of poor birth outcomes, including cesarean section, preterm birth, low birthweight, and infant mortality. Doula care has been linked to improvements in many perinatal outcomes, but women of color and low-income women often face barriers in accessing doula(More)
OBJECTIVE Identify factors involved in food shopping among older urban adults. DESIGN A qualitative study of 30 in-depth interviews and 15 "tagalong" shopping trip observations were conducted. SETTING Brooklyn, New York. PARTICIPANTS Black, white, and Latino men and women aged 60-88 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Transcripts were coded inductively to(More)
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