The Urban Health Lab (UHL) is a group of scientists, physicians, and students who believe everyone deserves to live and thrive in a safe and clean neighborhood. We partner with community leaders, non-profit organizations, and policy-makers to advance the science of urban health, particularly for low resourced and minority communities.
The UHL designs and tests neighborhood environmental interventions, including quality green space, blight remediation, structural housing fixes, and more, as well as run observational studies. Our goal is to advance knowledge on the best practices to building healthy neighborhoods.
"I ran into a two groups of kids playing on a huge tree that had come down in a storm in a local Philadelphia park. Hearing their laughter, seeing their smiles, and watching how they connected with each other in nature was inspiring and exemplified the Urban Health Lab mission to build health neighborhoods so all kids and adults can enjoy nature" – Eugenia South, UHL Faculty Director