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.  


Foundations of Our Voice

Biomedical Citizen Science at the National Institutes of Health

Mintz E, Couch J. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 2022

The "Our Voice" Method: Participatory Action Citizen Science Research to Advance Behavioral Health and Health Equity Outcomes

Pederson M, Wood GER, Fernes PK, Rosas LG, Banchoff A, King AC. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2022.

Integrating Photovoice and Citizen Science: The Our Voice Initiative in Practice

Zha CC, BA, Jansen BE, Banchoff A, Fernes P, Chong J, Castro V, Vallez-Kelly T, Fenton M, Rogers J, King, AC, 2022.

Maximizing the Promise of Citizen Science to Advance Health and Prevent Disease

King AC, Winter SJ, Chrisinger BW, Hua J, Banchoff AW. Preventive Medicine, 2018.

Resident Participation in Neighbourhood Audit Tools — A Scoping Review

Hofland ACL, Devilee J, van Kempen E, den Broeder L. The European Journal of Public Health, 2017.

Theory's Role in Shaping Behavioral Health Research for Population Health

King AC. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2015.

The Stanford Healthy Neighborhood Discovery Tool: A Computerized Tool to Assess Active Living Environments 

Buman MP, Winter SJ, Sheats JL, Hekler EB, Otten JJ, Grieco LA, King AC. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  2013.

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