This project aims to develop and validate a framework for city officials to guide decision-making related to the health impacts of new mobility. The framework will be developed through using a combination of epidemiology and simulation modeling. To give our work practical application, we will develop and apply the framework in the context of a pilot implementation of a new mobility intervention in South Baltimore as part of the South Baltimore Go! Project. This project has the overall goal of improving access to jobs, healthy foods, and medical services using new mobility services.
Our research plan is structed as: (1) Identify new mobility deployment scenarios that will improve health outcomes. (2) Simulate new mobility deployment scenarios and assess impacts on health outcomes. (3) Validate the simulation models using real-world data of the South Baltimore Go! pilot project.
Our long-term goal is to establish a series of national demonstration projects designed to maximize the health benefits of new mobility. To the best of our knowledge, this is one of the first evaluations of a ‘mobility intervention’ at the community level.
Research Investigators (PI*)
Johnathon Ehsani*, Johns Hopkins University
CARTEEH Focus Area
Transportation System, Alternative Technologies
Policy and Decision Making
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
University Transportation Centers Program
Department of Transportation
Washington, DC 20590 United States
Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg School of Public Health
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218