Dr. Winters is a population health researcher interested in the link between health, transportation, and city design. Her research focuses on ways that cities and their infrastructure can play a role in promoting healthy and safe travel, for people of all ages and abilities. Current projects include natural experiments and cross-sectional studies looking at the role of the social and the built environment on the health and mobility of older adults and youth; studies on the impact and equity of public bikeshare initiatives, locally and internationally; and an assessment of data needs related to the integration of health and transportation in practice. Given her focus on knowledge translation, she has been involved in the development of a number of end user tools, including a web-based interactive Cycling Route Planner (www.cyclevancouver.ubc.ca), and a partnership with the US company Walk Score, to launch a “Bike Score” for cities across North America.
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University