Dr. Richardson’s research is influenced by community-based participatory research principles and explores neighborhood context as a social determinant of health. Specifically, she examines how the neighborhood environment is conceptualized and measured, and how neighborhood characteristics influence and perpetuate health disparities among urban youth as they transition to adulthood. She is particularly interested in the use of participatory spatial and visual methods to capture the social, economic, and physical aspects of neighborhoods that impact health with the aim of developing place-based interventions in response. Dr. Richardson teaches Urban and Community Health and Global Health.