Peter James

Associate Professor
Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Trained in environmental health and epidemiology, Peter has focused his research on estimating the influence of spatial factors, including exposure to nature, the built environment, the food environment, air pollution, light pollution, noise, and socioeconomic factors, on health behaviors and chronic disease. He is developing methodologies linking smartphone-based global positioning systems (GPS) and wearable device accelerometry data to understand how spatial factors influence health behaviors. Recently, he is creating novel metrics of spatial factors by applying Deep Learning algorithms to Google Street View imagery.


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