Our Faculty & Staff
Andrew T Kaczynski, Ph.D.
Co-Investigator, Prevention Research Center; Director, Built Environment and Community Health (BEACH) Laboratory
|Department:||Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
Arnold School of Public Health
Discovery I 545
915 Greene St
Lab website: BEACH Lab
Research and Teaching Interests
Dr. Kaczynski's research is on healthy community design and important health outcomes such as physical activity, obesity and chronic disease. He is the director of the BEACH Lab at USC, which stands for the Built Environment and Community Health Laboratory. In the BEACH Lab, he and his students focus on how the communities in which we live, work, and play affect the health and well-being of residents of all ages. In addition, Dr. Kaczynski's research takes an environmental justice approach to examine whether different population segments or geographic areas have equal access to positive resources (e.g., parks) or protection from negative amenities (e.g., fast food restaurants). A goal of his research is to focus on environmental justice by developing tools and systems to promote positive environmental and policy changes in communities that will lead to better physical activity, healthy eating, and obesity prevention.