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Call for Papers on Health and Transportation for TRB 2013 

Co-sponsoring Committees: Environmental Justice in Transportation (ADD50), Transportation and Sustainability (ADD40), Urban Data and Information Systems (ABJ30) and Travel Behavior and Values (ADB10)

Select Subject Areas: Policy, Public Health, Safety, Livability/Sustainability

The Health and Transportation Subcommittee seeks research papers and poster presentations on aspects of the connections between health and transportation.


The Health and Transportation Joint Subcommittee, under the auspices of its sponsoring Committees, seeks research papers on aspects of the connections between health and transportation.

The aim of this call for papers is to expand and improve the current understanding and evaluation of transportation policies, procedures and actions that impact health. Given that transportation decisions have various impacts - both positive and negative - on health and health inequities, there is much to be learned.

Specifically, papers are being sought that describe the programs, policies, incentives or disincentives, emerging methods and/or interventions that show the most promising potential to improve health outcomes through transportation decision-making, including planning and/or operations. The Joint Subcommittee is also interested in learning how the health effects are distributed across population groups (e.g., based on factors including income, race and ethnicity, sex, age).

Papers for publication and/or presentation must be submitted before August 1, 2012. Submission of complete papers, conforming to TRB standards and format, is required for consideration. Papers may be submitted for presentation only. Each paper will be peer-reviewed according to TRB procedures. TRB paper specifications are found online (

At the bottom of the TRB paper submission form, please indicate your paper is intended for the Health and Transportation Subcommittee (ADD50-01). Be sure to include this Subcommittee name and number with the paper submission. For more information on this call for papers contact:

Ed Christopher, Federal Highway Administration, (e-mail) or Eloisa Raynault, American Public Health Association, (e-mail).