The technical content displayed on this website is based on the following set of research papers:

Jacobson, S.H., McLay, L.A., 2006, "The Economic Impact of Obesity on Automobile Fuel Consumption," The Engineering Economist, 51(4), 307-323.

Jacobson, S.H., King, D.M., 2009, "Measuring the Potential for Automobile Fuel Savings in the US: The Impact of Obesity," Transportation Research Part D (Transport and Environment), 14(1), 6-13.

Jacobson, S. H., King, D. M., Yuan, R., 2011, "A Note on the Relationship Between Obesity and Driving" Transport Policy, 18(6), 772-776.

Behzad, B., King, D.M., Jacobson, S.H., 2013, "Quantifying the Association Between Obesity, Automobile Travel, and Caloric Intake," Preventive Medicine, 56(2), 103-106.

Contact Professor Sheldon H. Jacobson (see below) if you are interested in reading more about our research.


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This is a student-driven project supervised by Professor Sheldon H. Jacobson (Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Dr. Douglas M. King (Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

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Phone: (217) 244-7275

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