Academic Article

Year Title
2018 Through the Lens of a Camera Exploring the Meaning of Competitive Sport Participation Among Youth Athletes with DisabilitiesTherapeutic Recreation Journal.  52:95-125. 2018
2017 Qualitative Exploration of Cross-Sector Perspectives on the Contributions of Local Health Departments in Land-Use and Transportation Policy.Preventing Chronic Disease.  14:E118. 2017
2017 A case study characterizing animal fecal sources in surface water using a mitochondrial DNA marker.Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.  189:406. 2017
2016 Perceptions of youth on health, nutrition, and well-being in their local community: The Somersworth Photovoice ProjectInquiry Journal (UNH)2016
2016 The Role of Health-Related Community Investing As a Strategy to Promote Active LivingEnvironment and Behaviour.  48:89-110. 2016
2015 The Importance of the "Local" in WalkabilityBuildings.  5:1187-1206. 2015
2015 Aligning Climate Change Adaptation Planning with Adaptive Governance: Lessons from Exeter, NHJOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY WATER RESEARCH & EDUCATION.  155:83-98. 2015
2015 Obesity and cardiometabolic disease risk factors among US adolescents with disabilities.World Journal of Diabetes.  6:200-207. 2015
2015 Measuring Physical Activity in Outdoor Community Recreational Environments: Implications for Research, Policy, and Practice.Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports.  9. 2015
2013 Policy, systems, and environmental approaches for obesity prevention: a framework to inform local and state action.Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP.  19:S23-S33. 2013
2013 Spatial and temporal patterns of North Carolina pedestrian and bicycle plans.Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP.  19:S83-S88. 2013
2013 Pedestrian and bicycle plans and the incidence of crash-related injuries.Accident Analysis and Prevention.  50:1252-1258. 2013
2012 Complexity in built environment, health, and destination walking: a neighborhood-scale analysis.Journal of Urban Health.  89:270-284. 2012
2012 Exploring a public health perspective on pedestrian planning.Health promotion practice.  13:204-213. 2012
2011 Planning for Pedestrians and Bicyclists: Results From a Statewide Municipal Survey.Journal of physical activity & health.  8:S275-S284. 2011
2011 Planning for pedestrians and bicyclists: results from a statewide municipal survey.Journal of physical activity & health.  8 Suppl 2:S275-S284. 2011
2011 Pedestrian and bicycle planning in rural communities: tools for active living.Family and Community Health.  34:173-181. 2011
2011 Barriers to municipal planning for pedestrians and bicyclists in North Carolina.North Carolina Medical Journal.  72:89-97. 2011
2011 Health, Transportation, and the Built Environment: Building a Roadmap for Change with Smaller Cities 2011
2010 Examination of trends and evidence-based elements in state physical education legislation: a content analysis.Journal of School Health.  80:326-332. 2010
2010 An analysis of state legislation on community trails.Journal of physical activity & health.  7 Suppl 1:S40-S47. 2010
2010 Master plans for pedestrian and bicycle transportation: community characteristics.Journal of physical activity & health.  7 Suppl 1:S60-S66. 2010
2010 Addressing pedestrian safety: a content analysis of pedestrian master plans in North Carolina.Traffic Injury Prevention.  11:57-65. 2010
2009 Physical activity beliefs, barriers, and enablers among postpartum women.Journal of Women's Health.  18:1925-1934. 2009
2009 Are perceptions about worksite neighborhoods and policies associated with walking?American Journal of Health Promotion.  24:146-151. 2009
2008 Relation of modifiable neighborhood attributes to walking.Preventive Medicine.  47:260-264. 2008
2008 The sociodemographics of land use planning: relationships to physical activity, accessibility, and equity.Health and Place.  14:367-385. 2008
2008 Emergency medical services education, community outreach, and protocols for stroke and chest pain in North Carolina.Prehospital Emergency Care.  12:366-371. 2008
2008 Urban containment policies and physical activity. A time-series analysis of metropolitan areas, 1990-2002.American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  34:320-332. 2008
2007 Promoting active community environments through land use and transportation planning.American Journal of Health Promotion.  21:397-407. 2007
2006 Five-year changes in North Carolina outpatient cardiac rehabilitation.Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention.  26:366-376. 2006
2006 Transport implications of urban containment policies: A study of the largest twenty-five US metropolitan areasUrban Studies.  43:1879-1897. 2006
2004 Effects of a tailored follow-up intervention on health behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes.Journal of Women's Health.  13:557-568. 2004
1999 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND DEPRESSION: A PROSPECTIVE ANALYSISMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports.  31:S394-S394. 1999
Associationas Between Cognitive Decline Risk Factors, Chronic Pain, and Cardiovascular DiseasePreventive Medicine
Core Capabilities for Local Health Departments to Engage in Land Use and TransportationAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine
Integrated Urban Water Management Applied to Climate Change Adaptation.Urban Climate
Isotopic profiles of response to seasonal variation and laboratory controlled ocean acidification conditionsMicrobial Ecology
Motor Programming Treatment of Lexical Stress and segmentation in Childhood Apraxia of SpeechJournal of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The PATH to active living: Promoting Access, Transition, and Health for rural veterans in the home/community environment.American Journal of Health Promotion


Year Title
Capabilities for Public Health Agency Involvement in Land Use and Transportation Decision Making to Increase Active Transportation Opportunity
Health, Transportation, and the Built Environment: Building a Roadmap for Change with Smaller Cities
The impact of public parking fees and fines in U.S. citiesPublic Works Practice Journal


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2014 Health Policy Analysis 2014


Year Title
2014 Creating Safe Neighborhoods for Obesity Prevention Perceptions of Urban Youth.  362-369. 2014
2012 Policy for Physical Activity Promotion.  321-341. 2012

Conference Proceeding

Year Title
2004 Promoting physically active environments through community design: The role of land use and transportation plansMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. S192-S192. 2004
Community-based recreational therapy for Veterans with disabilities: Impacts on functioning and quality of life.

Teaching Activities

  • Public Health Policy Taught course 2018
  • Health Policy Taught course 2018
  • Rsrch Exp/Health Man & Policy Taught course 2018
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/HealthMgt&Policy Taught course 2018
  • Environmental Health Taught course 2018
  • Epidemiology&Communty Medicine Taught course 2018
  • Public Health Policy Taught course 2017
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/HealthMan&Policy Taught course 2017
  • Health Policy Taught course 2017
  • Environmental Health Taught course 2017
  • Epidemiology&Communty Medicine Taught course 2017
  • Public Health Policy Taught course 2016
  • Health Policy Taught course 2016
  • Independent Study Taught course 2016
  • Environmental Health Taught course 2016
  • Human Behavior & Public Health Taught course 2016
  • Health Policy Taught course 2015
  • Rsrch Exp/Health Man & Policy Taught course 2015
  • Public Health Policy Taught course 2015
  • Human Behavior & Public Health Taught course 2015
  • Independent Study Taught course 2015
  • Public Health:Hist & Practice Taught course 2015
  • Rsrch Exp/Health Manage&Policy Taught course 2015
  • Health Policy Taught course 2014
  • Independent Study Taught course 2014
  • Rsrch Exp/Health Man & Policy Taught course 2014
  • Public Health Policy Taught course 2014
  • Human Behavior & Public Health Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Biology/Biological Sciences, Brown University
  • M.P.H. Health Services Administration, Boston University
  • Ph.D. Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Full Name

  • Semra Aytur