As a Health Sciences professor, Dr. Grimes’s area of focus is on the health and social impacts associated with bicycling through all ages as well as the promotion of active transportation. She served as the Principal Investigator (PI) on several bicycle-focused research projects that engage diverse rider populations; an assessment of the barriers and motivators for middle to older-aged cyclists in the Kansas City metropolitan area, an in-depth exploration of the impacts of earn-a-bike programs among homeless men in Kansas City, and impacts of earn-a-bike programs among low-income South African citizens. Dr. Grimes serves on the board of BikeWalkKC since 2013 and is currently the Board President for Bike Share KC - both are nonprofits active in this arena. As an advocate for bike policy and infrastructure, Dr. Grimes participated in the National Bike Summit advocacy day in Washington D.C. to lobby for dedicated spending and policies to promote safe and accessible biking. Additionally, Dr. Grimes has served on the Women Bike KC committee, which is dedicated to increasing women’s ridership and decreasing the disparities between female and other demographics. In this role, Dr. Grimes assisted in the planning of the Women’s Bike Summit, designed to address issues shared by women bicyclists and to encourage and mobilize women to participate in their communities as riders and leaders.
Nursing - General
Region of Interest
Africa North America
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