- built environment, chronic disease, developing countries, disparities, epidemiology, GIS, global health, Latinos or Hispanics, observational study, overweight & obesity, physical activity, refugees & immigrants, urban health
Dr. Salvo is affiliated with the Prevention Research Center in St. Louis and an adjunct researcher and faculty member at the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico. Her research interests include the reduction of social and health disparities and the promotion of health equity. Specifically, her work focuses on understanding the context-specific relations between the built environment and health; documenting and ameliorating geospatial health disparities; and using and improving objective measures to quantify physical activity and relevant geospatial exposures (i.e., social & built environment: using GIS, accelerometry, GPS, and other new technologies).