Jonathon Vivoda, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Gerontology
Scripps Research Fellow

Education

PhD, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan
MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan
BA, Psychology, University of Michigan

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Vivoda earned his PhD and master's degree in Health Behavior and Education, and his bachelor's degree in Psychology, all from the University of Michigan. His research interests are related to aging, driving/transportation, the built environment, and health. His research assess how a variety of factors affect older adults' decisions about transportation and driving, and how those decisions affect health, quality of life, and social engagement. His recent work applies a Social Ecological perspective to understand the role played by the transportation environment in this process. Dr. Vivoda teaches both undergraduate and graduate-level courses in the department, including an introductory course in gerontology and a course in quantitative methods. 

Current Research

Vivoda, J.M., Connell, C.M., Grengs, J.D., Schulz, A.J., Heeringa, S.G., The influence of the transportation environment on driving reduction and cessation among older adults.

Vivoda, J.M., Connell, C.M., Schulz, A.J., Heeringa, S.G., & Grengs, J.D. Environmental influences on driving reduction and cessation behaviors by gender, race, and ethnicity.

Vivoda, J.M., Connell, C.M., Schulz, A.J., Heeringa, S.G., & Grengs, J.D. Roadway congestion, driving, and depressive symptoms in the older adult population.

Vivoda, J.M., Schulz, A.J., Connell, C.M, The environmental moderator hypothesis.