Faculty & Staff

Philip Jay Troped, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Exercise and Health Sciences


photo of Philip Troped

Areas of Expertise

Physical Activity in Adults and Older Adults, Role of the Built Environment, Use of Accelerometers and GPS in research, Physical Activity Interventions


PhD, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (Health Promotion, Education and Behavior)
SM, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA (Health and Social Behavior)
MS, Northeastern University (Clinical Exercise Physiology)
BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (Psychology)

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Dr. Troped’s research interests include examining multi-level determinants of physical activity, design and evaluation of physical activity interventions, and objective assessment of physical activity with accelerometers and portable global positioning system (GPS) units. His NIH-funded research was an investigation of the influence of the neighborhood built environment on physical activity and obesity among older women living in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and California. This study focused on effects of both perceived and objective built environment measures on physical activity outcomes.

Teaching Expertise

Physical Activity and Public Health
Theories of Behavior Change
Research Methods

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

American College of Sports Medicine
American Public Health Association
Delta Omega Society (honorary public health society)

Awards and Accomplishments

Faculty Fellowship for Study in a Second Discipline (multilevel statistics), Purdue University, 2011