Dr. Kerr enjoys working with graduate students and enthusiastically conveys her passion for research in her teachings and projects. Dr. Kerr’s measurement and intervention work provides opportunities to interact with participants in the real world. She has experience working in many settings from advertising to policy. Her practical approach to project management and intervention development can help students learn about planning and executing research projects. In particular, working with older adults is helping Dr Kerr learn how to appreciate the long term benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
- Physical activity interventions and measurement in older adults in different community setting
- Advanced methods for physical activity pattern recognition
- Built environment correlates of physical activity and health across the world
- Community design projects and advocacy
- Sedentary behavior interventions
- Ecological models of behavior change
- Kozo J, Sallis JF, Conway TL, Kerr J, Cain K, Saelens BE, Frank LD, & Owen N. Sedentary behaviors of adults in relation to neighborhood walkability and income. Health Psychology, in press.
- Kerr J, Rosenberg D, & Frank L. The role of the built environment in healthy aging: community design, physical activity, and health among older adults. Journal of Planning Literature, in press.
- Rosenberg DE, Kerr J, Sallis J, Norman G, Calfas K, & Patrick K. Promoting walking among older adults living in retirement communities. J Aging Phys Act, in press.
- Kerr J, Duncan S & Schipperijn, J. Using global positioning systems in health research a practical approach to data collection and processing. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 41(5), 532-540, 2011.
- Demchak B, Kerr J, Raab F, Patrick K & Kruger I. PALMS: a modern coevolution of community and computing using policy driven development. International System Sciences, in press.
- Kerr J, Carlson JA, Sallis JF, Rosenberg D, Leak CR, Saelens BE, Chapman JE, Frank LD, Cain KL, Conway TL, & King AC. Assessing health-related resources in senior living residences. Journal of Aging Studies, 25, 206-214, 2011.
- Kerr J, Norman GJ, Adams MA, Ryan S, Frank LD, Calfas KJ & Patrick K. Do neighborhood environments moderate the effect of physical activity lifestyle interventions in adults? Health and Place, 16(5), 903-908, 2010.
- Frank L, Kerr J, Rosenberg D & King A. Healthy aging and where you live: community design relationships with physical activity and body weight in older Americans. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 7(Suppl 1), S85-S90, 2010.
- Sallis JF, Kerr J, Carlson JA, Norman GJ, Saelens BE, Durant N & Ainsworth BE. Evaluating a brief self-report measure of neighborhood environments for physical activity research and surveillance: physical activity neighborhood environment scale (PANES). Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 7, 533-540, 2010.
- Rosenberg D, Depp CA, Vahia IV, Reichstadt J, Palmer BW, Kerr J, Norman G & Jeste DV. Exergames for subsyndromal depression in older adults: a pilot study of a novel intervention. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 18(3), 221-226, 2010.