Ph.D. Student Profile
- M.P.P., University of Michigan-Dearborn (2010)
- B.A., Political Science and Sociology, University of Michigan (2007)
Research Interests & Projects
Myra's research interests are understanding how the physical design of urban communities'
impact the likelihood of urban residents meeting appropriate physical activity levels
critical for health. Specifically, she is interested in exploring how the factors
in urban communities (e.g. violence, frequency of crosswalks, presence of parks, among
and other factors) impact a person's willingness and ability to be physically active.
- Sampson, N., Tetteh, M., Schulz, A. Ramirez, E., Wilkins, D., de Majo, R., Mentz,
G., Johnson-Lawrence, V. "Multidirectional Translation of Environmental Health Science
in Community Settings: The Case of Oxidative Stress Pathways," Progress in Community
Health Partnership, 10(2), 2016.
Myra is currently the Co-Chair of the Active Living Work Group for the Detroit Food
and Fitness Collaborative; as well as the Founder and Chair of the Detroit Complete
Streets Coalition. Additionally, she is a Mayoral Appointee to the City of Detroit
Parks and Recreation Commission.