Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health, NIH Ruth L. Kirshstein F32 Training Grant, 9/2006 – 8/2010
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 5/2002 – 12/2002
Ph.D. Architecture – Environment and Behavior/Urban Planning, University of Michigan, 2002
M.Sc. Architecture, University of Michigan, 2000
M.A.T. Aesthetics in Housing and Historic Preservation, University of Vermont, 1975
Diplome Fashion Design, Les Ecoles de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, Paris, 1971
Dr. Lusk’s research has focused on comfortable and safe environments that will motivate women, children, seniors, parents with children on their bicycles, and individuals of color, with lower incomes, and from the world to bicycle. She has over 38 years of experience designing, permitting, and funding bicycle facilities and delivering keynotes, consulting, and conducting research on bicycle facilities.
Dr. Lusk’s Ph.D. in Architecture included Environment and Behavior (how people perceive and use space) and Urban Planning (how environments can be built based on policy). Bicycle research involves the associations between policy –>environment –> bicycling behavior -> health outcomes -> costs. Her expertise is bicycle environments and she partners with individuals in public health and related fields to explore the associations between bicycle environments and policy, behavior, costs and health as related to weight control, mobile source air pollution exposure, injury, crashes, crime, motivation, environmental preferences, car and bike parking, Alzheimer’s disease, sustainability, equity, Climate Change, and joy.
- Lusk, A. (2020) Designing Better Cycling Infrastructure: Safe cycling benefits people, the planet, and the local economy. BMJ, March 11. https://www.bmj.com/content/368/bmj.m848
- Li, X, Xia, B, Lusk, A, Liu, X, Lu, N. (2019) The Humanmade Paradise: Exploring the Perceived Dimensions and Their Associations with Aesthetic Pleasure for Liu Yuan, a Chinese Classical Garden. Sustainability. March 4, 11,1350. https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/5/1350/pdf
- Lusk, A, Willett, W, Morris, V, Byner, C, Li, Y. (2019) Bicycle Facilities Safest from Crime and Crashes: Perceptions of Residents Familiar with Higher Crime/Lower Income Neighborhoods in Boston. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health February 7, 16(3), 484. https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/3/484
- Lusk, A, Silva Filho, D, Dobbert, Y. (2018) “Pedestrian and cyclist preferences for tree locations by sidewalks and cycle tracks and associated benefits: Worldwide implications from a study in Boston, MA.” Cities. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S026427511731329X
- Alveano-Aguerrebere I, Javier Ayvar-Campos F, Farvid M, Lusk A. (2017) Bicycle Facilities That Address Safety, Crime, and Economic Development: Perceptions from Morelia, Mexico. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15(1). http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/1/1
- Yuan, C, Sun, Y, Lv, J, Lusk, A. (2017) “Cycle Tracks and Parking Environments in China: Learning from College Students at Peking University.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. August, 14, 930. https://cdn1.sph.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1008/2012/08/ijerph-14-00930-v2.pdf
- Lusk, A, Anastasio, A, Shaffer, N, Wu, J, Li, Y, (2017) “Biking practices and preferences in a lower income, primarily minority neighborhood: Learning what residents want.” Preventive Medicine Reports. January. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211335517300062
- Lusk, A. in partnership with the League of American Bicyclists and the U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) and with support from the Helen and William Mazer Foundation. (2016) “Promoting Bicycling through Creative Design: Innovations for Bicycles and Cycling Facilities.” https://cdn1.sph.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1666/2016/07/Promoting-Bicycling-through-Creative-Design.pdf
- Bonges, H, Lusk, A. (2016) “Addressing electric vehicle (EV) sales and range anxiety through parking layout, policy and regulation.” Transportation Research Part A : Policy and Practice. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965856415002451
- Lusk, A, Asgarzadeh, M, Farvid, M. (2015) “Database improvements for motor vehicle/bicycle crash analysis.” Injury Prevention. http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/early/2015/03/30/injuryprev-2014-041317.full.pdf+html
- Lusk, A, Li Y. (2014) “Bicycling, health and weather-related disasters: Potential data to better predict risk.” Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue. – English
- Lusk, A, Li Y. (2014) “Bicycling, health and weather-related disasters: Potential data to better predict risk.” Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue. – Mandarin
- Asgarzadeh, M, Koga, T, Hirate, K, Farvid, M, Lusk, A. (2014) “Investigating oppressiveness and spaciousness in relation to building, trees, sky and ground surface: A study in Tokyo.” Landscape and Urban Planning. Vol 131 Nov: 36-41.
- Lusk, A., Wen, X., Zhou, L., (2014) Gender and used/preferred differences of bicycle routes, parking, intersection signals, and bicycle type: Professional middle class preferences in Hangzhou, China. Journal of Transport & Health 1, 124-133.
- Lusk, A. (September 20, 2013) “U.S. Federal Highway Administration’s new policy informed by cycle track research.” Injury Prevention. Editor’s Blog/Guest Blog.
- Lusk, A, Morency, P, Miranda-Moreno, L, Willett, W, Dennerlein, J. (August 15, 2013) “Lusk et al. respond to ‘Cycle Track Safety Remains Unproven’.” American Journal of Public Health Letters. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23947311
- Lusk, A, Morency, P, Miranda-Moreno, L, Willett, W, Dennerlein, J. (2013) “Bicycle Guidelines and Crash Rates on Cycle Tracks in the United States.” American Journal of Public Health. http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2012.301043
- Lusk, A. (2012) “A History of Bicycle Environments in China: Comparisons with the US and the Netherlands.” Harvard Asia Quarterly Winter, Second Chapter, Vol. XIV, No. 4, 16-27. https://cdn1.sph.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1008/2016/03/LuskHistoryChinaBikesHAQ.pdf
- Asgarzadeh, M, Lusk, A, Koga, T, Hirate, K. (2012) “Measuring oppressiveness of streetscapes.” Landscape and Urban Planning. 107: 1-11 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204612001028
- Lusk, A, Furth, P, Morency, P, Miranda-Moreno, L, Willett, W, Dennerlein, J (2011) “Risk of injury for bicycling on cycle tracks versus in the street” Injury Prevention.
- Lusk, A, Mekary, R, Feskanich, D, Willett, W. (2010) “Bicycle Riding, Walking, and Weight Gain in Premenopausal Women.” Archives of Internal Medicine. Vol 170 (no. 12) June 28: 1050-1056. http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/short/170/12/1050
- Open review for Reynolds, C, Harris, M, Teschke, K, Cripton, P, Winters, M. (2009) “The impact of transportation infrastructure on bicycling injuries and crashes: A review of the literature” Environmental Health 8:47 October. http://www.ehjournal.net/content/8/1/47
- Lusk, A. (2006) “Promoting Health and Fitness Through Urban Design.” The Humane Metropolis: People and Nature in the 21st Century City. Edited by Rutherford H. Platt. The University of Massachusetts Press: 87-101.
- Lusk, A. (2004) “A Healthy Society Begins with Smart Design.” Structures: A Supplement to Banker & Tradesman and The Commercial Record. (November) 6, 17.
- Lusk, A. Harris, J (2004)Pushing the Design Boundaries: Walk, Bicycle,In-line Skate, & Jog
- Lusk, A. (2003) “Designing the Active City: The Case for Multi-Use Paths.” Progressive Planning: The Magazine of Planners Network. 157 (Fall): 18-21 http://www.plannersnetwork.org/publications/2003_fall/lusk.htm
- Lusk, A. (2003) “BladeNight in Europe: A Weekly Event.” Progressive Planning: The Magazine of Planners Network. 157 (Fall): 34-35.
- Lusk, A. (2003) Progressive Planning: The Magazine of Planners Network. (Theme Editor) 157 (Fall). http://www.plannersnetwork.org/publications/pdfs/2001-2004/PlannersNetwork_No157_062607.pdf
- Lusk, A. and W. Willett. (2003) “A multi-use path downtown.” Op Ed Boston Globe. (August): A15. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-7791774.html
- Lusk, A. (2002) “Twenty-Three Design Guidelines for Greenways” http://www.sigmaworksconsulting.com/annlusk.doc
- Lusk, A. (2001) Bus and Bus Stop Designs Related to Perceptions of Crime. Federal Transit Administration. FTA-MI-26-7004-2001.8.
- Lusk, A. (1998). Review of The Urban Oasis, by Roxanne Warren. Journal of the American Planning Association. 64 (Summer) (3): 369-370.
- Lusk, A. (1996) “ISTEA Funding: Get Your Trail in Gear.” Parks and Recreation Magazine. (August): 58-61. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1145/is_n8_v31/ai_18605299/
- Lusk, A. (1995) “Safewalks: Neighborhood Stroll to Peaceful Existence.” Parks and RecreationMagazine. (August): 44-49
- Lusk, A. (1994) “Safewalks” Planning Commissioner’s Journal. (Fall): 14-15. http://www.plannersweb.com/wfiles/w539.html
- Lusk, A. (1993-1994) “The GreenWAYing of America.” Bicycle Reference Book. Bicycle Institute of America: 11-13.
- Lusk, A., G. Plumb (1993) “The Greening of America.” Parks and Recreation Magazine. (August): 46-51,53,73,75. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1145/is_n8_v28/ai_14214290/pg_6/
- Lusk, A. (1993) “Planning Paths for Your Community.” Planning Commissioners Journal. (May/June). http://www.plannersweb.com/wfiles/w473.html
- Lusk, A. (1993) Case Study No. 6: Analysis of Successful Grassroots Movements Relating to Pedestrians and Bicycles and A Guide on How to Initiate a Successful Program. National Bicycling and Walking Study. U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. FHWA-OD-93-024 http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/data/library/details.cfm?id=2635
- Lusk, A., D. Dustin. (1992) “Greenways for All Seasons.” Winter Cities. Alberta, Canada
- Lusk, (1991) The Grassroots Reach for the Sky. National Park Service. Northeast Recreation Research Symposium. http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/gtr/gtr_ne160/gtr_ne160_010.pdf
- Lusk, A. (1990) “Creating Excellence.” Vermont’s Journal for People in Growing Businesses. (February/March).
- Lusk, A. (1989). “Greenway in Vermont.” Parks and Recreation Magazine. (January): 70-75.
- Lusk, A. (1986) “How to Build a Path in Your Community.” Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation.
2013 Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals – Lifetime Achievement Award. For her 32 year career, she is recognized for drawing attention to design changes that allow women, seniors, and children to feel more comfortable bicycling. http://www.apbp.org/news/news.asp?id=138932
2011 Congress for New Urbanism-New England – Lifetime Achievement Award recognized for
transforming the way bicycle networks are designed and implemented
2008-11 BicycleCity.com Board of Directors – USA
2008-11 Walk and Bike for Life International Advisory Board – Canada
2009 Sponsored and invited by Bikes Belong (bicycle manufacturers) to attend a Research Forum
in Boulder, Colorado of 10 academics who conduct research on bicycle facilities
2008 “Great Place to Work” Award – helping colleagues succeed, Harvard School of Public Health
2008 “Great Place to Work” Recognition Award – enhancing office spaces in the Nutrition
Department, Harvard School of Public Health
2007 “Great Place to Work” Recognition Award – helping organize school-wide lunch walks, Harvard
School of Public Health
2006 “Harvard Vision 2020: A Bridge to Campus Sustainability” – Poster Award for “Physical Activity
Design (PAD)” rating system for green designs, Harvard University
2002 Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Achievement Award in Recognition of
Outstanding Contributions to the Ph.D. Program, University of Michigan
2001 Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Scholarship for Merit, U. of Michigan
2001 Martin L. King Service and Leadership Award, University of Michigan
2000 Real Estate Forum Writing Competition Award, University of Michigan
1998-9 University of Michigan Great Lakes Center for Truck and Transit Research Grant University of
1997-8 Rackham Non-Traditional Fellowship, University of Michigan
1992-6 Appointment by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Card to serve on the National Recreational
Trails Advisory Committee
1992 National Recreation and Park Association “National Voluntary Service” Award, Washington,
1992 Department of Interior “Enjoy Outdoors America” Award, Washington, D.C.
1989 National “Take Pride in America” Finalist Award for promoting greenways nationwide,
1989 119th Point of Light with the Town of Stowe, Vermont for creation of the Stowe Recreation