One approach, endless applications.

Our Voice is proud to partner with institutions around the world to launch citizen science projects ranging from environmental justice to age-friendly walking paths. 

Though the Our Voice approach can be tailored to nearly inumerable project topics, recent research topics have included walking environments, food environments, biking environments, social environments, mental health, physical activity, safety and violence prevention, wellbeing and quality of life, age-friendly environments, school & campuses, parks and green spaces, transportation, housing, disability access, work environments, substance abuse, and civic engagement.  


Food Environment

Our Voice NOLA: Leveraging a Community Engaged Citizen Science Method to Contextualize the New Orleans Food Environment

Afaneh H, Fernes PK, Lewis EC, King AC, Banchoff A, Sheats JL. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2022.

Leveraging Citizen Science for Healthier Food Environments: A Pilot Study to Evaluate Corner Stores in Camden, New Jersey

Chrisinger BW, Ramos A, Shaykis F, Martinez T, Banchoff AW, Winter SJ, King AC. Frontiers in Public Health, 2018.

Ethnographic Study of Shoppers’ Experiences at an Urban Farmer’s Market

Associated Project: Urban Farmer's Markets in Arizona

Buman MP, Bertmann F, Hekler EB, Winter SJ, Sheats JL, King AC, Wharton CM.  Public Health Nutrition, 2015.

Rural Food and Physical Activity Assessment: Findings and Opportunities to Catalyze Change

Associated Project: Active Living and Healthy Eating in Rural New York

Seguin RA, Morgan EH, Connor LM, Garner JA, King AC, Sheats JL, Winter SJ, Buman MP. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2015. 

FEAST: Empowering Residents to Advocate for Healthy Food Environments

Sheats JL, Winter SJ, Romero PP, King AC. Journal of Urban Health, 2017.

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