Semra A. Aytur

Associate Professor
Phone: (603) 862-3415
Office: Health Management & Policy, Hewitt Hall Rm 335, Durham, NH 03824
Semra A. Aytur, Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy


  • Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of North Carolina
  • M.P.H., Health Services Administration, Boston University
  • B.A., Biology/Biological Sciences, Brown University

Courses Taught

  • HMP 501: Epidemiology&Communty Medicine
  • HMP 505: Public Health:Hist & Practice
  • HMP 569: Human Behavior & Public Health
  • HMP 715: Environmental Health
  • HMP 746: Health Policy
  • HMP 796: Independent Study
  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Health Manage&Policy
  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/HealthMgt&Policy
  • PHP 907: Public Health Policy


Aytur, S., Craig, P. J., Frye, M., Bonica, M., Rainer, S., Hapke, L., & McGilvray, M. (2018). Through the Lens of a Camera: Exploring the Meaning of Competitive Sport Participation Among Youth Athletes with Disabilities. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 52(2), 95-125. doi:10.18666/TRJ-2018-V52-I2-8774

Sreedhara, M., Goins, K. V., Aytur, S. A., Lyn, R., Maddock, J. E., Riessman, R., . . . Lemon, S. C. (2017). Qualitative Exploration of Cross-Sector Perspectives on the Contributions of Local Health Departments in Land-Use and Transportation Policy. Preventing Chronic Disease, 14. doi:10.5888/pcd14.170226

Bucci, J. P., Shattuck, M. D., Aytur, S. A., Carey, R., & McDowell, W. H. (2017). A case study characterizing animal fecal sources in surface water using a mitochondrial DNA marker. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 189(8). doi:10.1007/s10661-017-6107-z

Gartska, S., & Aytur, S. A. (2016). Perceptions of youth on health, nutrition, and well-being in their local community: The Somersworth Photovoice Project. Inquiry Journal (UNH). Retrieved from

Aytur, S., Marquis, T., Bors, P., Katz, J., & Bell, R. (2016). The Role of Health-Related Community Investing As a Strategy to Promote Active Living. Environment and Behavior, 48(1), 89-110. doi:10.1177/0013916515614367

Aytur, S. A., Rodriguez, D. A., Evenson, K. R., Catellier, D. J., & Rosamond, W. D. (2007). Promoting active community environments through land use and transportation planning. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH PROMOTION Vol. 21 (pp. 397-407). doi:10.4278/0890-1171-21.4s.397

Aytur, S. A., Rodriguez, D. A., Evenson, K. R., & Catellier, D. J. (2008). Urban containment policies and physical activity: A time-series analysis of metropolitan areas, 1990-2002. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 34(4), 320-332. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2008.01.018

Aytur, S. A., Satinsky, S. B., Evenson, K. R., & Rodriguez, D. A. (2011). Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning in Rural Communities Tools for Active Living. FAMILY & COMMUNITY HEALTH, 34(2), 173-181. doi:10.1097/FCH.0b013e31820e0d47

Evenson, K. R., Aytur, S. A., Satinsky, S. B., & Rodriguez, D. A. (2011). Barriers to municipal planning for pedestrians and bicyclists in North Carolina.. North Carolina medical journal, 72(2), 89-97.

Aytur, S., Butcher, R., Carlson, C., & Schifferdecker, K. (2014). Creating Safe Neighborhoods for Obesity Prevention Perceptions of Urban Youth. In Unknown Book (pp. 362-369). Retrieved from

Most Cited Publications