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Anne Lusk

Research Scientist
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

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Research and Background

Dr. Lusk’s research has focused on comfortable and safe environments that will motivate women, children, seniors, parents with children on their bicycles, and individuals of color, with lower incomes, and from around the world to bicycle. She has over 37 years of experience designing, permitting, and funding bicycle facilities and delivering keynotes, consulting, and conducting research on bicycle facilities. Dr. Lusk’s Ph.D. in Architecture included Environment and Behavior (how people perceive and use space) and Urban Planning (how policy directs environments). Her expertise is bicycle environments and she partners with individuals in public health, transportation, and related fields to explore the associations between bicycle environments and policy, behavior, costs and health as related to weight control, mobile source air pollution exposure, injury, crashes, crime, motivation, environmental preferences, car and bike parking, Alzheimer’s disease, sustainability, Climate Change, and joy.

Contact Info

Anne Lusk
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Building II Room 31, 665 Huntington Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02115


1975 Aesthetics in Housing and Historic Preservation, M.A.T., University of Vermont; 2000 Architecture - Environment and Behavior, M.S.Arch, University of Michigan; 2002 Architecture - Environment and Behavior, Ph.D., University of Michigan


Lusk, A. Anastasio, A, Shaffer, N, Wu, J, Li, Y. “Biking Practices and preferences in a low income, primarily minority neighborhood: Learning what residents want.” Preventive Medicine Reports, 2017.

Bonges, H, Lusk, A. “Addressing electric vehicle (EV) sales and range anxiety through parking layout, policy and regulation.” Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 2016; 83: 63-73.

Lusk, A,* Asgarzdeh, A,* Farvid, M. Database improvements for motor vehicle/bicycle crash analysis. Injury Prevention. 2015; 21: 221-230.

Lusk, A, Furth, P, Morency, P, Miranda-Moreno, L, Willett, W, Dennerlein, J. Risk of injury for bicycling on cycle tracks versus in the street. Injury Prevention. 2011; Feb 9 17: 131-135.

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