Citizen Science for Health Equity

In the Our Voice approach, Citizen Scientists gather and analyze community data, then share their findings with decision makers to advocate for changes in the local environment, with the ultimate goal of advancing health equity.

The Our Voice Vision

A 2-minute animated introduction to Our Voice

Faculty Director

Dr. Abby C. King, Professor of Health Research & Policy (Epidemiology) and Medicine, leads the Our Voice initiative.  This brief video was produced as part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the Stanford Center on Longevity.

Health Equity

Everyone can live a healthy and vital life, regardless of economic or social status.


Our Voice Citizen Scientist

Ordinary people who gather and learn from community data.

Our Voice in Action

The NEAAT (Neighborhood Eating and Activity Advocacy Teams) Study was conducted by the Healthy Aging Research & Technology Solutions (HARTS) Lab (Director, Dr. Abby C. King) at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, within the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Abby C. King speaks at the Health Matters Conference about the role of environment — specifically neighborhoods — in shaping one's health.   

Our Voice Impact

"This experience has changed my life.  I see inadequacies everywhere I go as it relates to pedestrian access and safety.  I even stop [at] construction sites to remind them to be considerate of the handicapped in our community.  Thank you all so much for this awareness and empowerment to require change."

~ Pam Jiner, GirlTrek Advocacy Leader, Denver CO