Philip Hurvitz

Philip Hurvitz

Affiliate Associate Professor, Urban Design & Planning

Phil Hurvitz is a research scientist with a primary appointment in the UW Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, and is an Affiliate Associate Professor in Urban Design & Planning in the University of Washington College of Built Environments Urban Form Lab. He received his PhD in 2010, and has been on the faculty since 2012. He specializes in the objective measurement and analysis of the built environment using GIScience methodology. His current research investigates the relationship between health-related behaviors and built environment at fine spatial and temporal scales. Using new-generation devices that measure activity and location in real time, the data are being used to find associations between the types of activities people engage in and the types of environments people use as they go about their daily lives. He collaborates with researchers specializing in nutritional epidemiology, exercise physiology, rehabilitation medicine, and psychology for the purpose of understanding the relationships between built environment, diet, and physical activity. Phil received a Master of Forest Resources degree in 1994 at the UW College of Forest Resources where he helped develop and implement a GIS for the Makah Indian Nation. His Bachelor’s degree (1983) is from Seattle University in Humanities. Prior to his current appointment, he worked as a GIS specialist for the College of Forest Resources, the City of SeaTac, the Seattle Water Department, and an instructor at the University of Washington and Green River Community College.

Publications

2022

Buszkiewicz, James H.; Rose, Chelsea M.; Ko, Linda K.; Mou, Jin; Moudon, Anne Vernez; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Cook, Andrea J.; Drewnowski, Adam. (2022). Associations between Neighborhood Built Environment, Residential Property Values, and Adult BMI Change: The Seattle Obesity Study III. Ssm-population Health, 19. View Publication

Rhew, Isaac C.; Guttmannova, Katarina; Kilmer, Jason R.; Fleming, Charles B.; Hultgren, Brittney A.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Dilley, Julia A.; Larimer, Mary E. (2022). Associations Of Cannabis Retail Outlet Availability And Neighborhood Disadvantage With Cannabis Use And Related Risk Factors Among Young Adults In Washington State. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 232. View Publication

Cruz, Maricela; Drewnowski, Adam; Bobb, Jennifer F.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Moudon, Anne Vernez; Cook, Andrea; Mooney, Stephen J.; Buszkiewicz, James H.; Lozano, Paula; Rosenberg, Dori E.; Kapos, Flavia; Theis, Mary Kay; Anau, Jane; Arterburn, David. (2022). Differences in Weight Gain Following Residential Relocation in the Moving to Health (M2H) Study. Epidemiology, 33(5), 747-755. View Publication

Rhew, Isaac C.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Lyles-riebli, Rose; Lee, Christine M. (2022). Geographic Ecological Momentary Assessment Methods To Examine Spatio-temporal Exposures Associated With Marijuana Use Among Young Adults: A Pilot Study. Spatial And Spatio-temporal Epidemiology, 41. View Publication

Saelens, Brian E., Hurvitz, Philip M., Zhou, C., Colburn, T., Marchese, A., & Moudon, Anne Vernez (2022). Impact of a Light Rail Transit Line on Physical Activity: Findings from the Longitudinal Travel Assessment and Community (TRAC) Study. Journal of Transport & Health, 27. View Publication

Kim, Boeun, Barrington, Wendy E., Dobra, Adrian, Rosenberg, Dori, Hurvitz, Philip, & Belza, Basia. (2022). Mediating Role of Walking between Perceived and Objective Walkability and Cognitive Function in Older Adults. Health & Place, 79. View Publication

2021

Garg, Parveen K.; Platt, Jonathan M.; Hirsch, Jana A.; Hurvitz, Philip; Rundle, Andrew; Biggs, Mary Lou; Psaty, Bruce M.; Moore, Kari; Lovasi, Gina S. (2021). Association Of Neighborhood Physical Activity Opportunities With Incident Cardiovascular Disease In The Cardiovascular Health Study. Health & Place, 70. View Publication

Besser, Lilah M.; Lovasi, Gina S.; Michael, Yvonne L.; Garg, Parveen; Hirsch, Jana A.; Siscovick, David; Hurvitz, Phil; Biggs, Mary L.; Galvin, James E.; Bartz, Traci M.; Longstreth, W. T. (2021). Associations Between Neighborhood Greenspace And Brain Imaging Measures In Non-demented Older Adults: The Cardiovascular Health Study. Social Psychiatry And Psychiatric Epidemiology, 56(9), 1575 - 1585. View Publication

Robinson, Jamaica R. M.; Phipps, Amanda, I; Barrington, Wendy E.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Sheppard, Lianne; Malen, Rachel C.; Newcomb, Polly A. (2021). Associations Of Household Income With Health-related Quality Of Life Following A Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Varies With Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, 30(7), 1366 - 1374. View Publication

Buszkiewicz, James H.; Bobb, Jennifer F.; Kapos, Flavia; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Arterburn, David; Moudon, Anne Vernez; Cook, Andrea; Mooney, Stephen J.; Cruz, Maricela; Gupta, Shilpi; Lozano, Paula; Rosenberg, Dori E.; Theis, Mary Kay; Anau, Jane; Drewnowski, Adam. (2021). Differential Associations Of The Built Environment On Weight Gain By Sex And Race/ethnicity But Not Age. International Journal Of Obesity, 45(12), 2648 - 2656. View Publication

Buszkiewicz, James H.; Bobb, Jennifer F.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Arterburn, David; Moudon, Anne Vernez; Cook, Andrea; Mooney, Stephen J.; Cruz, Maricela; Gupta, Shilpi; Lozano, Paula; Rosenberg, Dori E.; Theis, Mary Kay; Anau, Jane; Drewnowski, Adam. (2021). Does The Built Environment Have Independent Obesogenic Power? Urban Form And Trajectories Of Weight Gain. International Journal Of Obesity, 45(9), 1914 - 1924. View Publication

Duncan, Glen E.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Moudon, Anne Vernez; Avery, Ally R.; Tsang, Siny. (2021). Measurement Of Neighborhood-based Physical Activity Bouts. Health & Place, 70. View Publication

Kerfeld, Cheryl I.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Bjornson, Kristie F. (2021). Physical Activity Measurement In Children Who Use Mobility Assistive Devices: Accelerometry And Global Positioning System. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 33(2), 92 - 99. View Publication

2020

Buszkiewicz, James; Rose, Chelsea; Gupta, Shilpi; Ko, Linda K.; Mou, Jin; Moudon, Anne, V; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Cook, Andrea; Aggarwal, Anju; Drewnowski, Adam. (2020). A Cross-sectional Analysis Of Physical Activity And Weight Misreporting In Diverse Populations: The Seattle Obesity Study Iii. Obesity Science & Practice, 6(6), 615 - 627. View Publication

Jones-smith, Jessica C.; Walkinshaw, Lina Pinero; Oddo, Vanessa M.; Knox, Melissa; Neuhouser, Marian L.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Saelens, Brian E.; Chan, Nadine. (2020). Impact Of A Sweetened Beverage Tax On Beverage Prices In Seattle, Wa. Economics & Human Biology, 39. View Publication

Mooney, Stephen J.; Bobb, Jennifer F.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Anau, Jane; Theis, Mary Kay; Drewnowski, Adam; Aggarwal, Anju; Gupta, Shilpi; Rosenberg, Dori E.; Cook, Andrea J.; Shi, Xiao; Lozano, Paula; Moudon, Anne Vernez; Arterburn, David. (2020). Impact Of Built Environments On Body Weight (the Moving To Health Study): Protocol For A Retrospective Longitudinal Observational Study. Jmir Research Protocols, 9(5). View Publication

Muni, Kennedy; Kobusingye, Olive; Mock, Charles; Hughes, James P.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Guthrie, Brandon. (2020). Motorcycle Taxi Programme Increases Safe Riding Behaviours Among Its Drivers In Kampala, Uganda. Injury Prevention, 26(1), 5 - 11. View Publication

Mooney, Stephen J.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Moudon, Anne Vernez; Zhou, Chuan; Dalmat, Ronit; Saelens, Brian E. (2020). Residential Neighborhood Features Associated With Objectively Measured Walking Near Home: Revisiting Walkability Using The Automatic Context Measurement Tool (acmt). Health & Place, 63. View Publication

Rhew, Isaac C.; Duckworth, Jennifer C.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Lee, Christine M. (2020). Within- And Between-person Associations Of Neighborhood Poverty With Alcohol Use And Consequences: A Monthly Study Of Young Adults. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 212. View Publication

2019

Scully, Jason Y.; Moudon, Anne Vernez; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Aggarwal, Anju; Drewnowski, Adam. (2019). A Time-based Objective Measure Of Exposure To The Food Environment. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, 16(7). View Publication

Drewnowski, Adam; Aggarwal, Anju; Rose, Chelsea M.; Gupta, Shilpi; Delaney, Joseph A.; Hurvitz, Philip M. (2019). Activity Space Metrics Not Associated With Sociodemographic Variables, Diet Or Health Outcomes In The Seattle Obesity Study Ii. Spatial And Spatio-temporal Epidemiology, 30. View Publication

Eisenberg-guyot, Jerzy; Moudon, Anne V.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Mooney, Stephen J.; Whitlock, Kathryn B.; Saelens, Brian E. (2019). Beyond The Bus Stop: Where Transit Users Walk. Journal Of Transport & Health, 14. View Publication

Duncan, Glen E.; Avery, Ally; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Moudon, Anne Vernez; Tsang, Siny; Turkheimer, Eric. (2019). Cohort Profile: Twins Study Of Environment, Lifestyle Behaviours And Health. International Journal Of Epidemiology, 48(4), 1041. View Publication

Muni, Kennedy; Kobusingye, Olive; Mock, Charlie; Hughes, James P.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Guthrie, Brandon. (2019). Motorcycle Taxi Programme Is Associated With Reduced Risk Of Road Traffic Crash Among Motorcycle Taxi Drivers In Kampala, Uganda. International Journal Of Injury Control & Safety Promotion, 26(3), 294 - 301. View Publication

Moudon, Anne Vernez; Huang, Ruizhu; Stewart, Orion T.; Cohen-cline, Hannah; Noonan, Carolyn; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Duncan, Glen E. (2019). Probabilistic Walking Models Using Built Environment And Sociodemographic Predictors. Population Health Metrics, 17(1). View Publication

Drewnowski, A.; Arterburn, D.; Zane, J.; Aggarwal, A.; Gupta, S.; Hurvitz, P. M.; Moudon, A., V; Bobb, J.; Cook, A.; Lozano, P.; Rosenberg, D. (2019). The Moving To Health (m2h) Approach To Natural Experiment Research: A Paradigm Shift For Studies On Built Environment And Health. Ssm-population Health, 7. View Publication

2018

Kang, Mingyu; Moudon, Anne V.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Saelens, Brian E. (2018). Capturing Fine-scale Travel Behaviors: A Comparative Analysis Between Personal Activity Location Measurement System (palms) And Travel Diary. International Journal Of Health Geographics, 17(1). View Publication

Kang, Bumjoon; Moudon, Anne V.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Saelens, Brian E. (2018). Increased Walking's Additive And No Substitution Effect On Total Physical Activity. Medicine & Science In Sports & Exercise, 50(3), 468 - 475. View Publication

Goh, Charlene E.; Mooney, Stephen J.; Siscovick, David S.; Lemaitre, Rozenn N.; Hurvitz, Philip; Sotoodehnia, Nona; Kaufman, Tanya K.; Zulaika, Garazi; Lovasi, Gina S. (2018). Medical Facilities In The Neighborhood And Incidence Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Resuscitation, 130, 118 - 123. View Publication

Mooney, Stephen J.; Lemaitre, Rozenn N.; Siscovick, David S.; Horvitz, Philip; Goh, Charlene E.; Kaufman, Tanya K.; Zulaika, Garazi; Sheehan, Daniel M.; Sotoodehnia, Nona; Lovasi, Gina S. (2018). Neighborhood Food Environment, Dietary Fatty Acid Biomarkers, And Cardiac Arrest Risk. Health & Place, 53, 128 - 134. View Publication

2017

Kang, Bumjoon; Moudon, Anne V.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Saelens, Brian E. (2017). Differences In Behavior, Time, Location, And Built Environment Between Objectively Measured Utilitarian And Recreational Walking. Transportation Research: Part D, 57, 185 - 194. View Publication

Scully, Jason Y.; Moudon, Anne Vernez; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Aggarwal, Anju; Drewnowski, Adam. (2017). GPS or Travel Diary: Comparing Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Visits to Fast Food Restaurants and Supermarkets. Plos One, 12(4). View Publication

James, Peter; Hart, Jaime E.; Hipp, J. Aaron; Mitchell, Jonathan A.; Kerr, Jacqueline; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Glanz, Karen; Laden, Francine. (2017). Gps-based Exposure To Greenness And Walkability And Accelerometry-based Physical Activity. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, 26(4), 525 - 532. View Publication

Quistberg, D. Alex; Howard, Eric J.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Moudon, Anne V.; Ebel, Beth E.; Rivara, Frederick P.; Saelens, Brian E. (2017). The Relationship Between Objectively Measured Walking And Risk Of Pedestrian--motor Vehicle Collision. American Journal Of Epidemiology, 185(9), 810 - 821. View Publication

2016

Baek, So-ra; Moudon, Anne Vernez; Saelens, Brian E.; Kang, Bumjoon; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Bae, Chang-hee Christine. (2016). Comparisons Of Physical Activity And Walking Between Korean Immigrant And White Women In King County, Wa. Journal Of Immigrant & Minority Health, 18(6), 1541 - 1546. View Publication

Hwang, Liang-dar; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Duncan, Glen E. (2016). Cross Sectional Association Between Spatially Measured Walking Bouts And Neighborhood Walkability. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, 13(4). View Publication

Drewnowski, Adam; Aggarwal, Anju; Tang, Wesley; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Scully, Jason; Stewart, Orion; Moudon, Anne Vernez. (2016). Obesity, Diet Quality, Physical Activity, And The Built Environment: The Need For Behavioral Pathways. Bmc Public Health, 16. View Publication

Stewart, Orion T.; Carlos, Heather A.; Lee, Chanam; Berke, Ethan M.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Li, Li; Moudon, Anne Vernez; Doescher, Mark P. (2016). Secondary Gis Built Environment Data For Health Research: Guidance For Data Development. Journal Of Transport & Health, 3(4), 529 - 539. View Publication

James, Peter; Jankowska, Marta; Marx, Christine; Hart, Jaime E.; Berrigan, David; Kerr, Jacqueline; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Hipp, J. Aaron; Laden, Francine. (2016). Spatial Energetics Integrating Data From Gps, Accelerometry, And Gis To Address Obesity And Inactivity. American Journal Of Preventive Medicine, 51(5), 792 - 800. View Publication

2015

Berrigan, David; Hipp, J. Aaron; Hurvitz, Philip M.; James, Peter; Jankowska, Marta M.; Kerr, Jacqueline; Laden, Francine; Leonard, Tammy; Mckinnon, Robin A.; Powell-wiley, Tiffany M.; Tarlov, Elizabeth; Zenk, Shannon N.; The Trec Spatial And Contextual Measures And Modeling Work Group. (2015). Geospatial And Contextual Approaches To Energy Balance And Health. Annals Of Gis, 21(2), 157 - 168. View Publication

Jiao, J.; Moudon, A. V.; Kim, S. Y.; Hurvitz, P. M.; Drewnowski, A. (2015). Health Implications Of Adults' Eating At And Living Near Fast Food Or Quick Service Restaurants. Nutrition & Diabetes, 5. View Publication

Quistberg, D. Alex; Howard, Eric J.; Ebel, Beth E.; Moudon, Anne V.; Saelens, Brian E.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Curtin, James E.; Rivara, Frederick P. (2015). Multilevel Models For Evaluating The Risk Of Pedestrian–motor Vehicle Collisions At Intersections And Mid-blocks. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 84, 99 - 111. View Publication

Kang, Bumjoon; Scully, Jason Y.; Stewart, Orion; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Moudon, Anne V. (2015). Split-match-aggregate (sma) Algorithm: Integrating Sidewalk Data With Transportation Network Data In Gis. International Journal Of Geographical Information Science, 29(3), 440 - 453. View Publication

2014

Aggarwal, Anju; Cook, Andrea J.; Jiao, Junfeng; Seguin, Rebecca A.; Moudon, Anne Vernez; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Drewnowski, Adam. (2014). Access To Supermarkets And Fruit And Vegetable Consumption. American Journal Of Public Health, 104(5), 917 - 923. View Publication

Drewnowski, Adam; Aggarwal, Anju; Rehm, Colin D.; Cohen-cline, Hannah; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Moudon, Anne V. (2014). Environments Perceived As Obesogenic Have Lower Residential Property Values. American Journal Of Preventive Medicine, 47(3), 260 - 274. View Publication

Hurvitz, Philip M.; Moudon, Anne V.; Kang, Bumjoon; Fesinmeyer, Megan D.; Saelens, Brian E. (2014). How Far From Home? The Locations Of Physical Activity In An Urban Us Setting. Preventive Medicine, 69, 181 - 186. View Publication

Saelens, Brian E.; Moudon, Anne Vernez; Kang, Bumjoon; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Zhou, Chuan. (2014). Relation Between Higher Physical Activity And Public Transit Use. American Journal Of Public Health, 104(5), 854 - 859. View Publication

Duncan, Glen E.; Mills, Brianna; Strachan, Eric; Hurvitz, Philip; Huang, Ruizhu; Moudon, Anne Vernez; Turkheimer, Eric. (2014). Stepping Towards Causation In Studies Of Neighborhood And Environmental Effects: How Twin Research Can Overcome Problems Of Selection And Reverse Causation. Health & Place, 27, 106 - 111. View Publication

Doescher, Mark P.; Lee, Chanam; Berke, Ethan M.; Adachi-mejia, Anna M.; Lee, Chun-kuen; Stewart, Orion; Patterson, Davis G.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Carlos, Heather A.; Duncan, Glen E.; Moudon, Anne Vernez. (2014). The Built Environment And Utilitarian Walking In Small U.s. Towns. Preventive Medicine, 69, 80 - 86. View Publication

2013

Moudon, Anne Vernez; Drewnowski, Adam; Duncan, Glen E.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Saelens, Brian E.; Scharnhorst, Eric. (2013). Characterizing The Food Environment: Pitfalls And Future Directions. Public Health Nutrition, 16(7), 1238 - 1243. View Publication

Kang, Bumjoon; Moudon, Anne V.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Reichley, Lucas; Saelens, Brian E. (2013). Walking Objectively Measured: Classifying Accelerometer Data With Gps And Travel Diaries. Medicine & Science In Sports & Exercise, 45(7), 1419 - 1428. View Publication

2012

Hurvitz, Philip M.; Moudon, Anne Vernez. (2012). Home Versus Nonhome Neighborhood: Quantifying Differences In Exposure To The Built Environment. American Journal Of Preventive Medicine, 42(4), 411 - 417. View Publication

Jiao, Junfeng; Moudon, Anne V.; Ulmer, Jared; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Drewnowski, Adam. (2012). How To Identify Food Deserts: Measuring Physical And Economic Access To Supermarkets In King County, Washington. American Journal Of Public Health, 102(10), E32 - E39. View Publication

Drewnowski, Adam; Aggarwal, Anju; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Monsivais, Pablo; Moudon, Anne V. (2012). Obesity And Supermarket Access: Proximity Or Price? American Journal Of Public Health, 102(8), e74 - e80. View Publication

Rehm, Colin D.; Moudon, Anne V.; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Drewnowski, Adam. (2012). Residential Property Values Are Associated With Obesity Among Women In King County, Wa, Usa. Social Science & Medicine, 75(3), 491 - 495. View Publication

2011

Moudon, Anne Vernez; Cook, Andrea J.; Ulmer, Jared; Hurvitz, Philip M.; Drewnowski, Adam. (2011). A Neighborhood Wealth Metric For Use In Health Studies. American Journal Of Preventive Medicine, 41(1), 88 - 97. View Publication

2010

Bassok, Alon; Hurvitz, Phil M.; Bae, C-h. Christine; Larson, Timothy. (2010). Measuring Neighbourhood Air Pollution: The Case Of Seattle's International District. Journal Of Environmental Planning & Management, 53(1), 23 - 39. View Publication