Semra A. Aytur

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 at Chapel Hill
  • 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 Man. & Policy
  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/HealthMan&Policy
  • PHP 907: Public Health Policy

Selected Publications

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

Evenson, K. R., Aytur, S. A., & Borodulin, K. (2009). Physical Activity Beliefs, Barriers, and Enablers among Postpartum Women. Journal of Women's Health, 18(12), 1925-1934. doi:10.1089/jwh.2008.1309

Rodríguez, D. A., Aytur, S., Forsyth, A., Oakes, J. M., & Clifton, K. J. (2008). Relation of modifiable neighborhood attributes to walking. Preventive Medicine, 47(3), 260-264. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2008.02.028

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. American Journal of Health Promotion, 21(4_suppl), 397-407. doi:10.4278/0890-1171-21.4s.397

Jacobs, A. D., Ammerman, A. S., Ennett, S. T., Campbell, M. K., Tawney, K. W., Aytur, S. A., . . . Rosamond, W. D. (2004). Effects of a Tailored Follow-Up Intervention on Health Behaviors, Beliefs, and Attitudes. Journal of Women's Health, 13(5), 557-568. doi:10.1089/1540999041281016

Sadeh, A., Acebo, C., Seifer, R., Aytur, S., & Carskadon, M. A. (1995). Activity-based assessment of sleep-wake patterns during the 1st year of life. Infant Behavior and Development, 18(3), 329-337. doi:10.1016/0163-6383(95)90021-7

Most Cited Publications