Andrew Kaczynski, PhD

Rural and Minority Health Research Center

Phone: 803.777.7063

Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
University of South Carolina
Arnold School of Public Health
915 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Completed Projects - (1)

  • Identifying Obesogenic Communities in the U.S.: An Urban-Rural Comparison
    In this study, we created an obesogenic environment score for all U.S. counties and Census tracts, explored urban versus rural differences in obesogenic environment scores, and examined associations between obesogenic environments and childhood obesity overall and by level of rurality.
    Research center: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Topics: Children and adolescents, Obesity

Publications - (4)




  • Development of a Childhood Obesogenic Environment Index
    Policy Brief
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 08/2019
    The purposes of this study were to describe the development of a childhood obesogenic environment index and examine differences in obesogenic environment index values by rurality and region across the U.S.