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.  


Physical Activity

How Can Sport-Based Interventions Improve Health among Women and Girls? A Scoping Review

Pederson M, King AC. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2023.

Our Voice in the Ciclovía: exercising recreation and health rights through Citizen Science 

Higuera-Mendieta D, González SA, Chrisinger B, Castañeda NR, Rosas LG, Banchoff A, García J, Mejía-Cancelado C, Triana CA, King AC, Sarmiento OL. Taylor & Francis Online, 2022

Testing the effectiveness of community-engaged citizen science to promote physical activity, foster healthier neighborhood environments, and advance health equity in vulnerable communities: The steps for change randomized controlled trial design and methods

King AC, Campero MI, Garcia D, Blanco-Velazquez I, Banchoff A, Fierros F, Escobar M, Cortes AL, Sheats JL, Hua J, Chazaro A, Done M, Rodriguez-Espinosa P, Vuong D, Ahn DK. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 2021.

A Citizen Science Approach to Determine Perceived Barriers and Promoters of Physical Activity in a Low-Income South African Community

Odunitan-Wayas FA, Hamann N, Sinyanya NA, King AC, Banchoff A, Winter SJ, Hendricks S, Okop KJ & Lamber EV. Global Public Health, 2020.  

Leveraging Citizen Science and Information Technology for Population Physical Activity Promotion

King AC, Winter SJ, Sheats JL, Rosas LG, Buman MP, Salvo D, Rodriguez N, Seguin RA, Moran M, Garber R, Broderick B, Zieff SG, Sarmiento OL, Gonzalez SA, Banchoff AW, Dommarco JR. Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, 2016.

Older Adults Using Our Voice Citizen Science to Create Change in Their Neighborhood Environment

Tucket AG, Freeman A, Hetherington S, Gardiner PA, King AC, and on behalf of Bernie Brae Citizen Scientists. Environmental Research and Public Health, 2018.

Talking the walk: Perceptions of neighborhood characteristics from users of Open Streets Programs in Latin America and the United States

Associated Projects: Open Streets San FranciscoOpen Streets Latin America

Zieff SG, Musselman E, Sarmiento OL, Gonzales SA, Aguilar N, Hipp JA, Winter SJ, King AC. J Urban Health, 2018.

Citizen science applied to building healthier community environments: advancing the field through shared construct and measurement development

Hinckson E, Schneider M, Winter SJ, Stone E, Puhan M, Stathi A, Porter MM, Gardiner PA, Lopes dos Santos D, Wolff A, King AC. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2017.

Harnessing Technology and Citizen Science to Support Neighborhoods that Promote Active Living in Mexico

Associated Project: Walkability in Cuernavaca, Mexico

Rosas LG, Salvo D, Winter SJ, Cortes D, Rivera J, Rodriguez NM, King AC. Journal of Urban Health, 2016.


Using Citizen Scientists to Gather, Analyze, and Disseminate Information about Neighborhood Features that Affect Active Living

Winter SJ, Goldman RL, Padilla R, Sheats JL, Buman MP, Baker C, King AC. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 2015.

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