Walkability, Physical Activity and Health: The story of Barbados
The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus
Mr. Kern Rocke's PhD builds on the existing ECHORN Cohort structure in Barbados. ECHORN collects a wealth of data on individuals’ characteristics, their health-related behaviors and health status. Kern’s work looks further upstream and examines built environment characteristics supporting physical activity of the communities in which participants reside. Zooming out even further, he will characterize the built environment using walkability as a proxy at a national level. From his work, we’ll be able better understand how the built environment influences physical activity in an Eastern Caribbean population.
The 9th Annual Faculty of Medical Sciences Graduate Symposium