Ethan Berke

Ethan Berke, an assistant professor and researcher at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, studies neighborhood walkability as a measurement of the built environment to show that increasing neighborhood walkability is associated with more physical activity and fewer depressive symptoms in older adults. In addition to his experience with spatial analysis and the use of geographic information systems, Berke regularly collaborates with computer scientists on the use of mobile computing and sensing in health. He has worked with colleagues at Intel Research Labs and Dartmouth College to measure physical activity and location using a passive, mobile device, and is currently working on projects to sense social interaction, physical activity, and behavior in older adults using sensors incorporated into smart phones.
  • Speaker PopTech 2011