Erica Twardzik, M.P.H.

twardzik Training: B.S. in Movement Science from University of Michigan School of Kinesiology, M.S. in Kinesiology from Oregon State University, College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Research Focus: My research focuses on the role physical and social environments play in the disablement process. To date, I have investigated the association between patient-centered medical homes and state policies on early intervention access, the effect of chronic conditions on mobility, and measurement of the built environment in health research. My work uses innovative methodology to move research out of the lab and into the setting where people live. Within my future research, I will investigate the role of built environments on post-stroke mobility and functional status within the REasons for Geographic And Racial Disparities in Stroke (REGARDS) cohort.

Tags: Disparities, Lifespan and Aging, Neighborhoods, Stroke