A community-academic partnership
committed to fostering health 
equity in Detroit since 2000

Presentations

2016

Urban HEART @ Detroit: A health equity assessment and response tool for the city of Detroit.
Mehdipanah, R., Schulz, A.J., Israel, B.A., Coombe, C.M., HEP Steering Committee Members.
Presented at the13th International Conference on Urban Health. San Francisco, CA. April 2016.
Schulz, A.J., Mentz. G.B., Israel, B.A., Wilkins, D., DeMajo, R., Larson, L. Mapping Cumulative Risk in the Detroit Tri-County Area: Identifying Priority Areas for Intervention. Presented at the Mayor's Health Equity Summit, Detroit City and Wayne State University, May 2016.

Walk Your Heart to Health: Findings from a Community Based Participatory Approach to Promote Cardiovascular Health.
Gamboa, Schulz, Israel, Mentz, Sand, Diaz, Gaines, Reyes, Rowe.
Presented at the Mayor's Health Equity Summit, Detroit City and Wayne State University, May 2016.

Urban Heart @ Detroit: Evidence and Community Knowledge to Address Health Equity Gaps in the City.
Kahn, Mehdipanah, Schulz, Israel, Sand, Tetteh, Allen.
Presented at the Mayor's Health Equity Summit, Detroit City and Wayne State University, May 2016.

Using GIS to Identify Inequalities in the Distribution of Combined Environmental Hazards in Detroit and SE Michigan.
Schulz, Mentz, deMajo, Ward, Wilkins, Sampson, Anderson. 
Presented at APHA 2016 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, October 31, 2016.

Health equity evaluation of a partnership to promote healthy environments.
Ward, Schulz, Israel, Rice, Markarian.
Presented at APHA 2016 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, October 31,2016.

MI-Environment: Promoting Climate-Related Health within Michigan's Vulnerable Communities.
Koman, Romo, Gray, Sampson, Landfried, Battaglia, Knott, O'Neill, Schulz.
Presented at APHA 2016 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, October 31, 2016.

Building the healthiest nation by promoting health in vulnerable communities: Impact and outcome evaluation of the Walk Your Heart to Health community-based multilevel intervention.
Schulz, Israel, Sand, Gamboa, Gaines, Reyes, Rowe, Mentz.
Presented at the 2016 APHA Conference on November 1, 2016.

Factors impacting leisure-time physical activity in Detroit neighborhoods
Tetteh, Allen, Mentz, Schulz. Presented at the 2016 APHA Conference on November 1, 2016.

Hypertension Medication Use: Implications for Inequities in Cardiovascular Risk & Opportunities for Intervention
LeBron, Schulz, Mentz, Gamboa, Reyes. Presented at the 2016 APHA Conference on November 1, 2016. 


2015

Association of changes in acute discrimination and cardiovascular health of Latinos: Findings from a northern border community following implementation of several restrictive immigration policies.
LeBron, A.M.W, Schulz, A.J., Mentz, G.B., Reyes, A.G., Gamboa, C.E.
Presented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2, 2015.

Green infrastructure as a potential public health intervention in post-industrial citieis: Findings from a community survey.
Sampson, N., Webster, N., Nassauer, J., Schulz, A.J.
Presented at the APHA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2, 2015.

Health impact assessment of strategic renewal strategy on Detroit’s high vacancy neighborhoods: The effects of infrastructure, public lighting, and demolition on disinvested neigbhorhoods.
Coombe, C.M., Reyes, A.G., Wilkins, D., Schulz, A.J., Israel, B.A., Metzger, K., Cave, B., Jacobs, D.
Presented at the APHA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2, 2015.

Perceived unfair treatment and daily cortisol decline among a diverse sample of Detroit residents.
Linnenbringer, E., Geronimus, A., Snow, R., Stokes, C.A., Schulz, A.J.
Presented at the APHA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2, 2015.

Community Action to Promote Healthy Environments: Creating a public health action plan to translate research to action and policy change.
Schulz, A.J., Batterman, S., Reyes, A.G., Williams, G., Rice, K.  Presented at the APHA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2, 2015.

Cardiovascular Disease Inequities: Socio-Ecological Approaches to Interventions.
Schulz, A.J., LeBron, A.  Invited speaker, Presented at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia Symposium. June 2015.

Urban race-based residential segregation and health equity: Variations by geographic scale selection and implication for policy making. 
Mentz, G., Richardson, D.M., Kwarteng, J., Stokes, C.A., Schulz, A.J., de Majo, R.  
Presented at the American Public Health Association Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, Monday, November 2, 2015.


2014

Associations between neighborhood disadvantage and fruit and vegetable consumption in seven countries.
The 20th International Epidemiology Association World Congress of Epidemiology, Anchorage, Alaska. August 18th, 2014


2012

Residential segregation, perceived discrimination, and allostatic load: Examining cross-level interactions.
Richardson, D., Schulz, A., Mentz, G., Johnson-Lawrence, V., Stokes, C. Presented at Annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco CA, October 28, 2012

John Henryism and Blood Pressure among Detroit Residents: The Influence of Socioeconomic Position and Occupational Stressors. Lebron, A., Schulz, A., Mentz, G., White-Perkins, D. Accepted for presentation at Annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco CA, October 28, 2012Walk Your Heart to Health 
Schulz, AJ, Caver, D. Presented at Walk Your Heart to Health Community Walking Event, Detroit, MI, September 9, 2012.

Community Approaches to Cardiovascular Health in Detroit.
Schulz, AJ, Gaines, C, Max, P.
Presented to the Detroit Department of Health & Wellness Promotion, Detroit, MI, June 13, 2012.

Social determinants of health equity
Schulz, AJ, Gamboa, C.  Presented for the Michigan Department of Community Health, Health Disparities Reduction & Minority Health Section, Lansing, MI, April 24th, 2012. Walk Your Heart to Health

Incorporating storytelling in community intervention research:  The Healthy Environments Partnership
Wooley [Lebron], A., Schulz, A.,  Bernal, C., Gamboa, C., Sand, S., Valerio, M., Wright, C. Presented at the International Conference to Advance a Population Health Intervention Research Agenda, Montreal, Canada March 27, 2012 

Conducting Comparative Effectiveness Research to Address Health Disparities
Valerio, M., Griffith, D., Mentz, G., Schulz, A., Wooley [Lebron], A, Johnson, J
Presented at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Health Behavior & Health Education Doctoral Students.  March 12, 2012.

Social Inequality and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Cardiovascual Risk Posters:
Presented at the University of Michigan Rackham Centenial Research Symposium: Michigan Graduate Students in the World, February 16, 2012.

Do neighborhood contexts and perceived discrimination affect hypertension control amon Detroit residents?
Hartfield JA, Schulz AJ, Mentz G, White-Perkins D, Johnson-Lawrence V.

Perceived discriminiation and obesity: Neighborhood racial composition, everday unfair treatment and central adiposity
Kwarteng J, Schulz AJ, Mentz G, White M.

John Henryism and Blood Pressure among Detroit Residents: Findings from the Healthy Environments Partnership
Wooley AM, Schulz AJ, Mentz G, White-Perkins D.


2011

Associations between availability and intake of commonly consumed and culturally specific fruits and vegetables in ethnically diverse urban neighborhoods
Izumi B, Zenk S, Schulz A, Mentz G, Gaines, C., Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington DC, November 2, 2011.

Getting control of hypertension: Social determinants of treatment and control
Hartfield J, Schulz A, Mentz G, White-Perkins D.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington DC, November 1, 2011.

Food environment and unfair treatment in a multiethnic urban sample
Zenk S, Schulz A, Israel B, Miranda T, Mentz G, North D, Odoms-Young, A.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington DC, November 1, 2011.

Building Community Health Promoter (CHP) capacity to promote heart health in Detroit: The Walk Your Heart to Health facilitation training
Matiz-Reyes A, Bernal C, Gamboa C, Diaz G, Washington K, Hoston B, Sand S, Schulz A.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington DC, October 31, 2011.

Associations between perceived healthy food availability and dietary intake: The modifying role of the social environment.
Johnson J, Schulz A, Lachance L, Mentz G, Stokes C.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington DC, October 30, 2011.

Perceived discrimination and obesity among African American women in Detroit: Social support and neighborhood characteristics as effect modifiers.
Kwarteng J, Schulz AJ, Mentz G, White M.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington DC, October 30, 2011.

Particle Pollution & Health.
Schulz AJ.
Presented in Lansing, Michigan on October 3, 2011.

The Healthy Environments Partnership: Cardiovascular Health in Detroit & Particle Pollution, Video Presentation 
Schulz AJ, Reyes A. Presented at Southwest Detroit Town Hall meeting on April, 18, 2011.

How do neighborhoods affect our health?
Schulz A.
Presented at the Genesee County Health Department Public Health Week Conference, Flint Mi. April 5, 2011.

Healthy Environments Partnership: Promoting Cardiovascular Health in Detroit, Video Presentation
Reyes A, Schulz A., Presented to the Regents at the University of Michigan, March 17, 2011.

2010

Walk Your Heart to Health: Early Findings and Lessons Learned from a Community-Based Participatory Research Walking Groups Intervention to Improve Public Health through Physical Activity
Schulz AJ , Israel BA, Sand SL, Diaz G, Gamboa CE, Hoston B, Woods, S , Varick, D.Presented at the Michigan Premier Public Health Conference, Lansing Mi. October 27, 2010.

Walk Your Heart to Health: Examining the role of group cohesion in a community-based walking group program
Izumi B, Schulz AJ, Israel BA, Mentz GB, Reyes AG, Hoston B, Sand SL, Varick D.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Denver, CO, November 10, 2010.

Do observed neighborhood conditions contribute to racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in physical activity?: Findings from a multilevel analysis in a multiethnic urban community
Schulz, AJ, Zenk SN, Mentz G, Kwarteng J, Wilson C.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Denver, CO, November 9, 2010.

Walk Your Heart to Health: Early findings and lessons learned from a community-based participatory research interventions to reduce cardiovascular inequalities
Schulz AJ, Israel BA, Sand S, Diaz G, Gamboa C, Hoston B, Johnson B, Rowe Z, Varick D, Woods S.
Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Denver, CO, November 8, 2010.

Do obesogenic neighborhood food environments exacerbate effects of psychosocial stressors on "comfort" food Intake?
Zenk SN, Schulz AJ, Mentz G, Israel BA, Lockett M.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Minneapolis, MN, June 12, 2010.

Activity-space food environment and diet: Results and methodological opportunities and challenges
Zenk SN, Schulz AJ, Odoms-Young A, Braunschweig C, Stokes C.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Minneapolis, MN, June 10, 2010.


2009

Partnerships for Environmental Public Health: Community Based Participatory Approaches to Research and Action
Reyes AG, Schulz AJ.
Presented at the 137th APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition, November 9, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
Pathways to heart health: A multilevel community-based participatory intervention to promote heart health
Schulz AJ, Israel BA, Sand S, Gamboa C, Varick D, Gaines C, Lockett M, Max P, Reyes A, Rowe Z, Saffar D, Stokes C, White-Perkins D, Wilson C.
Presented at the 137th APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition, November 9, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
Walk Your Heart to Health: Results of a community health promoter training program
Izumi B, Schulz, AJ, Israel BA, Sand S, Varick D, Gamboa C, Weinert J, Lockett M, Reyes A.
Presented at the 137th APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition, November 10, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
Translating findings from Community-Based Participatory Research into policy interventions to promote health: A case study of urban residential neighborhoods and depression
Coombe C, Rowe Z, Schulz AJ, Israel BA.
Presented at the 137th APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition, November 9, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Contributions of accessibility and visibility characteristics to neighborhood typologies and their predictions of physical activity and health
Wineman J, Marans RW, Schulz AJ, van der Westhuizen D, Pierson SG, Max P.
Presented at the Seventh International Space Syntax Conference, June 8-11, 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden.
 
Conceptualization and measurement of activity space environments
Zenk S, Schulz AJ, Wilbur J, Odoms-Young A, Israel B, Braunschweig C, Lockett M.
Presented at the 2009 meeting of the Midwest Nursing Research Society, March 2009, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2008

A community-based participatory approach to promoting greenway use in urban communities
Schulz A, Weir SS.
Presented at the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit, December 2008, Baltimore, Maryland.
 
Inequalities, environments and cardiovascular disease
Schulz  AJ.
Presented at the Nacional y Primera Internacional de Atencion Primaria y Promocion de las Lasud: de la teoria a la practica, November 2008, Bogota Columbia.

Community based participatory research for health promotion
Schulz AJ.
Presented at the Nacional y Primera Internacional de Atencion Primaria y Promocion de las Lasud: de la teoria a la practica, November 2008, Bogota Columbia.
 
Are activity-space environments important for understanding racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in obesity risk? A pilot study
Zenk S, Schulz AJ, Odoms-Young A, Israel BA, Wilbur J, Braunschweig C, Gamboa C.
Presented at the 2008 International Conference on Urban Health, October 2008, Vancouver, Canada.
 
Neighborhood stability, proportion of middle income residents, and major depression in urban environments: a multilevel analysis of effect modification
Coombe C, Schulz AJ, Israel BA, Galea S, Mentz G, Grant-Pierson S.
Presented at the 136th APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition, October 2008, San Diego, California.
 
Built environment as predictor of pedestrian activity: Findings from the Lean & Green in Motown Project
Miranda P, Schulz AJ, Ments G, Demajo R, Zenk SN, Gamboa C, Gaines C.
Presented at the 136th APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition, Octobe 2008, San Diego, California.

Food shopping behaviors in a multiethnic urban population: Implications for measurement and obesity prevention
Zenk S, Schulz AJ, Mentz G, Lachance LL, Lockett M, Odoms-Young A.
Presented at the 136th APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition Octobe 2008, San Diego, California.
 
Walk Your Heart to Health: Results From a Participatory Community Assessment, Planning and Pilot Project to Address Health Disparities
Schulz A, Israel BA, Sand S, Weir SS, Varick D, Gamboa C, Reyes A, Rev Poe C, Rowe Z.
Presented at the 136th APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition Octobe 2008, San Diego, California.
 
Neighborhood socioeconomic structure and major depression in urban environments: The interaction of neighborhood stability and percent middle income
Coombe C, Schulz A, Israel BA, Galea S, Mentz G, Grant-Pierson S.
Presented at the 136th APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition Octobe 2008, San Diego, California.
 
If we build it, will they use it? A collaborative approach to promoting greenway use in an urban community to reduce disparities in cardiovascular health
Weir S,Varick D, Schulz AJ, Israel BA, Erikson D, Max P, Gamboa C, Violich C, Banks M.
Presented at the 136th APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition Octobe 2008, San Diego, California.
 
Activity-space environments and weight-related behaviors
Zenk S, Schulz AJ, Odoms-Young A, Wilbur J, Braunschweig C, Israel BA, Gamboa C.
Presented at the 2008 annual meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, May 2008, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
 
Toward an examination of neighborhood effects on health-related outcomes: A report on the development and use of a neighborhood typology in Detroit
Wineman J, Marans R, Schulz AJ, Van der westhuizen D, Grant S, Max P.
Presented at the Environmental Design Research Association meeting, Veracruz, New Mexico, May 28-June1, 2008.

2007

Community-based participatory research CBPR): Participatory Processes in Data Collection, Interpretation and Action Planning
Schulz AJ, Weir S.
Presented at the RWJF Clinical Scholars Program, Ann Arbor, Mi November 20, 2007.
 
Collaborative approaches to reducing health disparities in urban settings: The Healthy Environments Partnership
Weir S,Varick D.
Presented at Michigan's Premier Health Conference. Dearborn, MI, November 15, 2007.
 
If We Build It: Promoting Greenway Use to Increase Physical Activity - The Lean and Green in Motown Project
Schulz AJ,Weir S, Varick D, Israej BA, Gamboa C, Guthard H.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington DC, November 5, 2007.
 
Mental well-being and neighborhood socioeconomic context: Comparing measures of mental health in a multiethnic urban environment
Coombe C, Schulz AJ, Israel BA, White-Perkins D, Mentz G, Weir S,
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington DC, November 5, 2007.
 
Individual sociodemographics, food environment and fruit and vegetable intake in urban adults
Zenk SN, Schulz AJ, Lachance L, Mentz G, Ridella W.
Presented at the 6th Annual International Conference on Urban Health, Baltimore, MD, November 1, 2007.
 
Community-based participatory research partnerships for health: Lessons learned from the Healthy Environments Partnership
Schulz AJ, Reyes AG.
Presented at the Centre for Urban Health Initiatives, seminar series on urban health, Toronto, on, February 28, 2007.
 
Social support as a mediator between stress and physical activity among African American women
Torres E, Schulz AJ, Israel BA, Mentz G, Lockett M.
Presentation for the Students of Color or Rackham Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, February 15, 2007.

Process and structure for conducting community-based participatory research: The Healthy Environments Partnership
Reyes A, Schulz AJ.
Presentation for scholars in the Transdisciplinary Research Program, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, February 28, 2007.

Community-based participatory research partnerships for health: Lessons learned from the Healthy Environments Partnership
Schulz AJ, Reyes AG.
Presented at the Centre for Urban Health Initiatives, Seminar Series on Urban Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, February 28, 2007.


2006

Lean-Green in Motown Project: Relationships between Visibility along Neighborhood Streets and Observed Use Patterns in Three Detroit Neighborhoods
Van der Westhuizen D, Wineman J, Max P.
May 30, 2006. EDRA38 Conference, Sacramento, California.
 
Built environment and heart health: Community Forum, Eastside Detroit
Grant-Pierson S, Schulz AJ, Hammond D,
October 12, 2006. Warren Conner Development Coalition, Detroit, MI.
 
Built environment and heart health
Gaines C, Schulz AJ, Hammond D.
Community Forum, Northwest Detroit, October 10, 2006. Brightmoor Community Center, Detroit MI.

Built environment and heart health
Reyes A, Schulz AJ, Dvonch JT.
Community Forum, Southwest Detroit, October 5, 2006. Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, Detroit, MI.

Social support as a mediator between.stress and physical activity
Torres E,Schulz AJ, Israel BA, Mentz G, Lockett M.
National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurses Association. March 15-18, San Antonio, Texas.
 
Perceptions of the neighborhood retail food environment: Predictors in an ethnically diverse sample of adults
Zenk SN, Schulz AJ, Lachance LL, Mentz G, Ridella W, Kannan S.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA, November 7, 2006.
 
Equal human rights by eliminating racial disparities in health: Unfair treatment as a mediator between race, ethnicity and multiple cardiovascular risk factors
Miranda P,Schulz AJ, Israel BA, Mentz G, Stokes C, Kannan S.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA, November 6, 2006.

2002

The Healthy Environments Partnership.
Schulz AJ, Kannan S, Dvonch TJ, Benjamin A, Rowe Z, Weir S.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 9, 2002.


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