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Emerging issues in transportation and health research: highlights of the new NCHRP Research Roadmap for Transportation and Public Health
Please join us on Tuesday, March 10 for a presentation by Dr. Andrew L. Dannenberg, Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle and founding member of the HPRG group.
In this presentation, Dr. Dannenberg will discuss how both transportation and public health professionals are increasingly recognizing the links between transportation and public health. A recently released report, the Transportation Research Board National Cooperative Highway Research Program NCHRP Research Report 932: A Research Roadmap for Transportation and Public Health, reviews what is known in this field and provides a plan for funding research over the next decade that can lead to greater consideration of health issues in transportation contexts. Dr. Dannenberg served on the TRB oversight panel for this report (https://www.nap.edu/download/25644) and will provide highlights of the opportunities described in this report for conducting further research related to transportation and public health issues.
Andrew L. Dannenberg, MD, MPH
Andrew L. Dannenberg, MD, MPH, is an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle with faculty appointments in environmental health and in urban planning. Previously, he served as Team Leader of the Healthy Community Design Initiative at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and was one of the founders of the Healthy Places Research Group at Georgia Tech. For the past two decades, his research and teaching have focused on examining the health and equity aspects of community design including land use, transportation, urban planning, architecture, and other issues related to the built environment. He has a particular interest in the use of health impact assessment as a tool to inform community planners about the health consequences of their decisions. He is currently collaborating with Georgia Tech's Nisha Botchwey on the second edition of the book Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability (http://www.makinghealthyplaces.com).
Tuesday, March 10| 7:30 AM- 9:00 AM
The program starts promptly at 7:30.
Serving breakfast and coffee.
Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development
Georgia Institute of Technology
760 Spring Street, | Atlanta, GA 30308
New Room: GTAPS Classroom (#104)
1st floor when you enter the building to your right