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Amy Auchincloss, PhD, MPH

Amy Auchincloss

Associate Professor

Phone: 267.359.6054
College: Dornsife School of Public Health
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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BA, History, Wesleyan University; MPH, Population and Family Health, Columbia University; PhD, Epidemiology, University of Michigan


Dr. Auchincloss is a social and environmental epidemiologist. Her research focuses on methods development and social and environmental determinants of chronic health conditions. Her on-going work examines risk factors within residential environments that influence health behaviors related to obesity and type 2 diabetes. Recent work has been focused on studying policies that affect restaurant environments and diet as well as studying new pedestrian/bicycle infrastracture and physical activity outcomes. She has used spatial/GIS methods as well as simulation tools from complex systems modeling in order to examine these topics. She has also studied air pollution epidemiology.

Research Interests

    •     Agent Based Modeling
    •     Nutrition
    •     Health policy
    •     Urban health issues
    •     Air quality
    •     Obesity
    •     Cardiovascular disease
    •     Diabetes
    •     Social and Psychiatric
    •     Environmental and Built Environment


Click here for list of 50 peer-reviewed research articles in Google Scholar.

Below are new publications under review / in press (*mentored student)

Auchincloss AH, Garcia L. A brief introductory guide to agent-based simulation modeling and an illustration from urban health research. Cadernos de Saúde Pública (Brasil). 2015 Under review

Gavin K*, Bennett A, Auchincloss AH, Katenta A*. A brief study exploring social equity within bicycle share programs. Transportation Letters. 2015 Under review.

Christine PJ, Auchincloss AH, Bertoni AG, Carnethon MR, Sánchez BN, Moore K, Adar SD, Horwich TB, Watson KE, Diez Roux AV. Longitudinal relationships between neighborhood physical and social environments and incident type 2 diabetes mellitus: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). JAMA Internal Medicine. In press.

Mayne SL*, Auchincloss AH, Michael YL. Impact of policy and built environment changes on obesity-related outcomes: A systematic review of naturally-occurring experiments. Obesity Reviews. 2015;Mar 5. doi: 10.1111/obr.12269. [Epub ahead of print]