Courtney Coughenour

Assistant Professor, School of Community Health Sciences
Expertise: Public Health, Community Design, Health Behaviors, Physical Activity

Biography

Courtney Coughenour is an expert on public health.

Her research focuses on health and place, specifically the influence of community design on health behaviors. She also explores the role that both health and non-health policies may have on public health, which includes the use of Health Impact Assessments (HIAs). Some of her research has focused on opportunities for physical activity — including neighborhood walkability and bikeability, pedestrian safety, food access and community food environments, food waste and food rescue, and health equity issues related to community design.

Coughenour's work has been featured in multiple outlets, including The Washington Post, NPR, The International Business Times, and the New York Post.

Education

  • B.S., Behavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University
  • Master of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, UNLV
  • Ph.D., Public Health, UNLV

Courtney Coughenour In The News

Bisnow
June 17, 2019
Nearly 2,780 stores are slated to open nationwide in 2019, and roughly 1,800 of them, more than half, will be part of discount chains.
Retail Dive
June 14, 2019
The fact that discounters are resonating in a strong economy shows just how much shoppers value a bargain. It's also testament to the broadening appeal these stores have, with fresher, higher-quality assortment and updated store layouts reaching consumers higher up the income ladder.
Grocery Dive
June 10, 2019
The fact that discounters are resonating in a strong economy shows just how much shoppers value a bargain. It's also testament to the broadening appeal these stores have, with fresher, higher-quality assortment and updated store layouts reaching consumers higher up the income ladder.
The Epoch Times
April 1, 2019
Food deserts may find an oasis at an unlikely place—the local dollar store

Articles Featuring Courtney Coughenour

TJ Otzelberger at podium during news conference
Campus NewsApril 15, 2019
A collection of stories highlighting UNLV students and faculty who've made news thus far in 2019.
ResearchFebruary 20, 2019
Discount stores offer a good option to both low-income and budget shoppers, UNLV research finds.
Alyssa Crittenden
ResearchDecember 26, 2017
UNLV researchers made international headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a round up of some of our top stories of 2017.
pedestrian exiting a crosswalk on Maryland Parkway
ResearchMarch 15, 2017
UNLV study confirms that motorists are less likely to stop for pedestrians of color.