Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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.
Doctoral Student Advisees
Stephanie Mayne. Dissertation: “The effect of macro-level factors (policies, prices, and neighborhood social environment) on smoking behavior in two multi-ethnic cohorts of U.S. adults”. Completed August 2016.
David Kern. Dissertation: “The price of unhealthy food relative to healthy food and the association with diet quality, diabetes, and Iinsulin resistance in a multi-ethnic population” Completed 2016-17.
Yichen Zhong, MHS. Completing 2019-20.
- Agent Based Modeling
- Health policy
- Urban health issues
- Air quality
- Cardiovascular disease
- Social and Psychiatric
- Environmental and Built Environment
New publications under review/in press (*mentored student)
Kern DM*,Auchincloss AH, Robinson LF, et al. The variation of healthy and unhealthy food prices across neighborhoods and their association with neighborhood socioeconomic status and proportion black/hispanic. Under review
Kern DM*, Auchincloss AH, Stehr MF et al.. The association between the relative price of healthy versus unhealthy food and dietary quality. Under review
Kern DM*, Auchincloss AH, Robinson LF, Ballester LS. Neighborhood variation in the price of soda relative to milk and its association with neighborhood socioeconomic status and race. Public Health Nutrition. In-press (epub 30 June 2016)
Mayne SL*, Auchincloss AH, Stehr MF, et al. Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of local cigarette prices and smoking bans with smoking behavior in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. Under review
Mayne SL*, Auchincloss AH, Moore K, et al. Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of neighborhood social environment and smoking behavior: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. In-press.
Mayne SL*, Lee BK, Auchincloss AH. Evaluating propensity score methods in a quasi-experimental study of the impact of menu-labeling. PloS one. 2015;10
Gavin K, Bennett A, Auchincloss AH, Katenta A*. A brief study exploring social equity within bicycle share programs. Transp Letters. 2016;8:177-180.
Whitfield GP, Wendel AM, Auchincloss AH. Ecological analysis of parking prices and active commuting in US cities, 2009. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2016;13:E123:1-3
Auchincloss AH, Garcia L. A brief introductory guide to agent-based modeling and an illustration from urban health research. Cadernos de Saúde Pública (Brasil). 2015;31:S65-S78
Peer-reviewed research articles in Google Scholar.