Andrew Rundle

Dr. Rundle is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the Mailman School of Public Health. He is a member of CPRC’s steering committee and directs the CPRC’s Geographic Information Systems consulting service. Dr. Rundle’s work focuses on the causes, and cancer related consequences, of obesity, with a major focus on how neighborhood built and social environments shape physical activity, dietary patterns, and in turn, obesity risk. He and his team are also developing new methods to measure neighborhood contexts and apply these data to studying neighborhood effects on health. You can visit his team web site, Built Environmental and Health Research Group, here (

Research Interests

Built Environment
Environmental Hazards and Children
Environmental Health
Long Reach of Childhood or Childhood Origins of Adult Health
Social Determinants
Toxic Environmental Exposures
Urban Equity
Urban Health
Urban Planning
Urban Policy


American Community Survey
Administrative Data (state or national)
Decennial Census
Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study
NYC survey data (e.g. Community Health Survey, Housing and Vacancy Survey)
NYC Administrative Data
Vital Statistics Data