Lewis Honors College Capstone Collection

Year of Publication



Health Sciences


Human Health Sciences

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science, Human Health Sciences

First Capstone/Thesis Advisor

Dr. Kevin Schuer


The purpose of this capstone is to conduct a review of existing literature to determine the effects of a variety of geographic variables on health and wellness. The student will use their findings to create a visual aid to displaying these geographic factors and their distributions within Fayette County. Furthermore, the student will analyze the intersection of these variables to predict potential pockets of discrepancy within Fayette County. Based on this analysis, the student will propose possible interventions with a basis in current literature. This project will provide the student with the opportunity to conduct a study of existing literature, research geographic factors influencing health in Lexington, predict possible health discrepancies, and recommend a solution moving forward. Each of these skills is vital for a successful career in research and care within the health field and requires the use of critical thinking skills vital to academic success.