UMass Boston

Areas of Expertise

Physical Activity in Adults and Older Adults, Effects of the Built Environment on Physical Activity, Monitoring Activity with Accelerometers and GPS Devices 


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 individual, interpersonal and environmental influences on physical activity, design and evaluation of physical activity interventions, and testing the effects of light intensity physical activity on health outcomes in older adults. His recent research has included studying environmental correlates of bike share use in Boston using spatially dynamic geographic approaches. 

Teaching Expertise

Physical Activity and Public Health
Theories of Behavior Change
Research Methods
Health Promotion Program Planning

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