Marco Helbich

Marco Helbich is an associate professor in urban geography and geographic information science at Utrecht University. His research is centered on human-environment associations in cities using geocomputational techniques. Through his studies, he addresses a wide spectrum of pressing urban challenges such as health, urban growth, transportation, etc.

He is project leader of the NEEDS project on Dynamic Urban Environmental Exposures on Depression and Suicide funded by the European Research Council. Marco is associate editor of the Journal of Transport and Land Use.

Publications

Measuring environmental exposures in people's activity space: The need to account for travel modes and exposure decay

Lai Wei, Mei-Po Kwan, Roel Vermeulen, Marco Helbich
Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology

Development of an objectively measured walkability index for the Netherlands

Thao Minh Lam, Zhiyong Wang, Ilonca Vaartjes, Derek Karssenberg, Dick Ettema, Marco Helbich, Erik J. Timmermans, Lawrence D. Frank, Nicolette R. den Braver, Alfred J. Wagtendonk, Joline W. J. Beulens & Jeroen Lakerveld
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity volume 19, Article number: 50 (2022)

Marco Helbich

Contact information

M.Helbich@uu.nl

Utrecht University
Geosciences
Human Geography and Planning
Social Urban Transitions

Vening Meineszgebouw A
Princetonlaan 8a
Room 6.16
3584 CB Utrecht

Areas of Expertise

Exposure Assessment Geospatial analyses GIS Mobility Physical Environment Spatial modelling

Decoding the exposome

Decoding the exposome

The environment we live in has a dominant impact on our health. It explains an estimated seventy percent of the chronic disease burden. Where we live, what we eat, how much we exercise, the air we breathe and whom we associate with; all of these environmental factors play a role. The combination of these factors over the life course is called the exposome. There is general (scientific) consensus that understanding more about the exposome will help explain the current burden of disease and that it provides entry points for prevention and ...

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