Policy Tools

bike ped xing (pedestrian_and_bicycle_crossing.jpg)Factors Associated with Bicycle and Pedestrian Investments

Sidewalks, bicycling infrastructure, and accessible trails and parks are just some of the features communities are seeking to encourage active living. While local and state funding is crucial, federal transportation funding is often a catalyst for improvements to the built environment.


– State summary of federal transportation funding for bicycle and pedestrian programs
– Policy Recommendations

scale_and_measuring_tapeBody Weight Simulator

Understanding the dynamics of human body weight change has important consequences for conditions such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, starvation, and wasting syndromes such as anorexia nervosa and cancer cachexia. By using mathematical modeling to quantitatively integrate metabolism data with body weight and composition data, the Laboratory of Biological Modeling at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aims to substantially improve our understanding of body weight regulation and develop practical tools for research and clinical use.


– Body Weight Simulator