B.S., Environmental Health Science, Indiana State University
M.P.H. University of Michigan
Assessment of Built Environment
Public Health Administration
Addressing environmental injustice
Built environment and health impacts
Health benefits from physical activity
John A. Steward is Senior Academic Professional Emeritus in the Department of Population Health Sciences, School of Public Health. Mr. Steward previously taught courses in environmental health, urban health, built environment, and public health foundations. He administered the Partnership for Urban Health Research. He was affiliated with the GSU Urban Health Institute and the Center of Excellence on Health Disparities Research. Mr. Steward is a retired Captain in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service, serving 30 years. He was an environmental health scientist and program manager assigned to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry for 20 years. He managed and participated in injury prevention, chronic disease prevention, toxic substances exposures in communities, and public health administration programs and research. He also served for 10 years with the Indian Health Service (http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/) on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona and in the California area office. He also served as a USPHS emergency responder and response team leader. (http://www.ihs.gov/)
Torres A, Stauber C, Lyn R, Steward J, Strasser S. Atlanta Streets Alive: A Movement Building a Culture of Health in an Urban Environment. 2016. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 13, 239-46.
Steward J, Bryan J. Characteristics and factors influencing bicycling at an urban university: results of a campus survey. Presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference. November 2015.
Ponder-Brookins P, Witt J, Steward J, Greenwell D, Chew G, Samuel Y, Kennedy C, Brown M.
Incorporating Community-Based Participatory Research Principles into Environmental Health Research: Challenges and Lessons Learned From a Housing Pilot Study. 2014. Journal of Environmental Health. 76(10): 8-17.
Steward J, McCurdy L. People Active and Out in Nature: Roles for Environmental Health Professionals. Presentation at the National Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference, Crystal City Virginia. July 2013.
Steward J. Health Professional Credentialing. Invited presentation at the Alabama Public Health Association Annual Education Conference, Birmingham Alabama. April 2013.
Henderson S, Tanner R, Klanderman N, Mattera A, Martin Webb L, Steward J. Safe Routes to School: A Public Health Practice Success Story—Atlanta, 2008-2010. 2013. Journal of Physical Activity and Health.
Steward J, Maddox M, Webb L. Trends in Bicycling for Transportation at an Urban University. Accepted for presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference, San Francisco California. November 2012.
Ganguly, M, Steward J. Health benefits of the Atlanta BeltLine project on poor underserved neighborhoods: Case study of NPU-V neighborhoods. Accepted for presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference, San Francisco California, November 2012.
Steward J, Barnes B, Burke K. Atlanta Beltline Project Presents Opportunities for Reducing Health Disparities. Accepted for presentation at the International Conference on Urban Health, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, November 2011.
Dai D, Taquechel E, Steward J, Strasser S. The Impact of the Built Environment on Pedestrian Crashes and the Identification of Crash Clusters. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2010: 11:3.
Strasser S, Annang L, Muilenburg J, Steward J, Noibi Y, Hooker M, and Gallashaw C. Building a New Vision for South Atlanta: Starting with Resident Concerns. Presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference, Denver Colorado, November 2010.
Dai D, Steward J, Moore A. Using Geospatial and Statistical Methods to Evaluate the Effects of
Personal Factors and Environmental Conditions on Pedestrian Injury Risk and Identifying High Risk Road Segments. Presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference, Denver Colorado, November 2010.
Steward J, Lynch V. Investigating and Addressing Pedestrian Safety on an Urban College Campus. Presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference, Denver Colorado, November 2010.
Steward J, Lynch V, Stauber C, Pope N, and Martin L. Bicycling for Transportation: Challenges for an Urban Campus. Presentation at International Conference on Urban Health. New York, New York. October 2010.
Chew G, Witt J, Mason J, Steward J, Greenwell D, Samuel Y, Ponder P, Curtis G, Neri A, Kennedy C, and Brown M. Green Housing: How can we better assess exposure and health outcomes. Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2009, Syracuse, New York, paper # I2-082.
Hooker M, Noibi Y, O’Quinn K, Steward J. South Atlanta Residents CARE about their Environment. Presentation at the National Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference, Atlanta Georgia, June 2009.
Steward JA , Chew G, Witt J, and Greenwell D. Comparison of Biogenic Agents in “Green” Versus Conventional Housing. Journal of Urban Health. 2009: 86:03.
Steward JA. Perception of Public Housing Built Environment. Abstract in Journal of Urban Health. 2009: 86:03.
Steward J and Eriksen M. University Initiative Encourages Urban Health Research. Abstract in Journal of Urban Health. 2007: 84:06.
Steward J. Community Exposure to Hazardous Substances and ATSDR Response. Presentation at Purdue University Industrial Hygiene Senior Seminar. West Lafayette Indiana. December 2000.
Steward J, Brown D, Bove F, and White L. Identifying Types of Data Useful to the Public Health Community. Panel presentation in Right to Know Conference Proceedings. National Environmental Health Association. 1999.
Steward J, La H, and Harris C. Health Hazards of Hazardous Waste Sites Identified Through Petitions for Public Health Assessments. Presentation at Second Annual International Congress on the Health Effects of Hazardous Waste. Atlanta Georgia. May 1995.
Steward J, Phillips L, and Harris C. Responding to Concerns Regarding a Contaminated Creek. Presentation at National Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference. Ft. Worth Texas. June 1994.
Allred P, Harris C, Steward J, Lee C, Edmonds B. Setting Priorities for ATSDR Public Health Assessments: A Site Ranking Scheme. Hazardous Waste and Public Health: International Congress on the Health Effects of Hazardous Waste. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Princeton: 1994.
Unintentional Injuries and Violence and Abusive Behavior. In Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 1991. DHHS Publication (PHS) 91-50212.
Steward J, Short D, Smith R, and Bailey B. The Role of Roadway and Roadside Environment in Motor Vehicle Crashes Among Native Americans. Poster presentation at First World Conference on Accident and Injury Prevention. Stockholm Sweden. September 1989.
Oke C, Lynch L, and Steward J. Injury Mortality in DeKalb County, Georgia. Presentation at Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference. Atlanta Georgia. April 1989.
Unintentional Poisoning Mortality- United States, 1980-1986. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Centers for Disease Control. Atlanta. 1989:38:10.
O’Carroll P, Mercy J, and Steward J. CDC Recommendations for a Community Plan for the Prevention and Containment of Suicide Clusters. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Supplement. 1988.
Steward J. CDC Addresses Injury in America. Presentation at Georgia Environmental Health Association Educational Conference. Jekyll Island Georgia. June 1988.
Steward J. Environmental Health Perspective on Suicide Prevention. Presentation at National Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference. Cleveland Ohio. June 1988.
Steward J, Sniezek J, and Graitcer P. Epidemiologic Surveillance Using Sentinel Injury Events. Presentation at U.S.P.H.S. Professional Conference. Las Vegas Nevada. November 1987.
Unintentional Ingestions of Prescription Drugs in Children Under Five Years Old. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Centers for Disease Control. Atlanta. 1987: 36:124.
Steward J, et al. The Navajos and Their Environment. Journal of Environmental Health. 1978: 41:68.
Manuscripts in Preparation/Under Review
Bryan JM, Steward J. The effect of bicyclist typology on health-related quality of life: physical activity or cycling for transportation?
Bryan JM, Steward J. Patterns of environmental factors to increase likelihood of cycling for transportation: does bicyclist typology impact the patterns of destination environment perception? A latent class analysis.
Bryan JM, Steward J. The relationship between route environment profiles and cycling for transportation: does route profile affect the likelihood of cycling for transportation? A latent profile analysis.
Sandwich, J, Okosun S, Steward J. Public Health Faculty Perceived Importance of Skin Cancer Relative to Other Health Problems. An Analysis of US Public Health Faculty. Submitted for publication (under review).
Conboy L, Moore C, Steward J, Okosun S. Disparities in Oral Health in America: A Review of the Literature. Submitted for publication (under review).