Who is Involved?
The Family Activity Study was funded by Active Living Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and by the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC).
The study is led by Principal Investigator Professor Jennifer Dill. Dr. Dill teaches courses in transportation policy and planning methods. Her research interests focus on the interactions of transportation planning, travel behavior, health, the environment, and land use, as well as transportation finance. In general, she is interested in answering these questions: How do people make their travel and location decisions? How do those decisions impact the environment? How do our planning decisions impact people's travel and location decisions? Prior to entering academia, she worked as an environmental and transportation planner.
Joe Broach is a PhD student at PSU, specializing in travel behavior modeling, particularly related to biking and walking. Before joining the Family Activity Study team, Joe worked on a research project that developed Portland's new regional bicycle travel model. He holds a master's degree in Economics from the University of Montana.
Nathan McNeil is a Research Associate at the Center for Transportation Studies at PSU, and is a graduate of the PSU Masters in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program.