Tag Archives: Christiaan Abildso

Think Globally, Act Locally: Interview with Cindy Perry

by Christiaan Abildso, PhD Dr. Perry on the Continental Divide Trail in the Wind River Range, Wyoming In the fifth episode of Views from the Front Porch, my guest is Dr. Cindy Perry, the Elizabeth N. Gray Distinguished Professor and an Associate Professor at the Oregon Health and Science University School of Nursing in Portland, Oregon. She loves backpacking, especially

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Role of Rural Libraries in Promoting Physical Activity: Interview with Noah Lenstra

by Christiaan Abildso, PhD “When a librarian gets involved, you don’t know what’s going to happen. But you know something good is gonna happen.” In the fourth episode of Views from the Front Porch, my guest is Dr. Noah Lenstra, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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Walking, Physical Activity, and the Built Environment in Rural America: Interview with Jeff Whitfield

by Christiaan Abildso, PhD In the third episode of Views from the Front Porch, my guest is Dr. Jeff Whitfield, epidemiologist with the Physical Activity and Health Branch at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jeff’s research is guided by personal and professional interests. He grew up Austin,

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Sport and Collaborations for Physical Activity in Rural America: Interview with Mike Edwards

by Christiaan Abildso, PhD In the second episode of Views from the Front Porch, my guest is Dr. Michael B. Edwards, Associate Professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at North Carolina State University. Mike’s research is guided by the idea that developing and managing socially responsible sport and recreational facilities, programs, services, and events will encourage

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Creative Solutions at the Heart of Rural Communities: Interview with M. Renee Umstattd Meyer

by Christiaan Abildso, PhD My first guest is Dr. M. Renée Umstattd Meyer, Associate Professor at Baylor University, and lead author of the paper around which this series, Views from the Front Porch, is centered. Her work focuses on promoting health and health equity through an active living lens. Predominantly rural states commonly lead the nation in unhealthy behaviors and

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