Stephanie Broyles, PhD

Associate Professor - Research


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Ph.D., Biostatistics, Tulane University, 2004
M.S., Biostatistics, Tulane University, 1998
B.S., Zoology (Certificate in Genetics), Duke University, 1991


Dr. Broyles’s research interests focus on understanding how the different contexts in which we live – e.g., neighborhood, work, parks, social networks – shape our disease risks and health outcomes. Current research includes studying the role that neighborhood parks play in fostering social capital, physical activity, and improved mental health; studying the intersections between social interactions and physical activity in neighborhood parks and how this may differ across park environments and park users; and studying how current neighborhood and social environments, as well as the cumulative effects of neighborhood environments, affect the aging process.


Sisson SB, Broyles ST, Newton RL, Baker BL, Chernausek SD. TVs in the bedrooms of children: Does it impact health and behavior?. Preventive Medicine 2011; 52:104-108.

Broyles ST, Mowen A, Theall KP, Gustat J, Rung A. Integrating social capital into a park use and active living framework. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2011; 40:522-529.

Rung AL, Mowen AJ, Broyles ST, Gustat J. The role of park conditions and features on park visitation and physical activity. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 2011; 8(Suppl 2): S178-S187.

Sisson SB, Broyles ST, Baker BL, Katzmarzyk PT. Television, reading, and computer time: correlates of school-day leisure time sedentary behavior and relationship with obesity in children in the U.S. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 2011; 8(Suppl 2): S188-S197.

Theall KP, Scribner R, Broyles ST, Yu Q, Chotalia J, Simonsen N, Schonlau M, Carlin BP. Impact of small group size on neighborhood influences in multilevel models. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2011; 65:688-695.

Broyles S, Katzmarzyk PT, Srinivasan SR, Chen W, Bouchard C, Freedman DS, Berenson GS. The pediatric obesity epidemic continues unabated in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Pediatrics 2010;125:900-905.

Sisson SB, Broyles ST, Baker BL, Katzmarzyk PT. Screen time, physical activity, and obesity in U.S. youth: National Survey of Children's Health 2003. Journal of Adolescent Health 2010; 47:309-311. ^ top