Dr. Andrew L. Dannenberg
Affiliate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, and in the Department of Urban Design and Planning, College of Built Environments, at the University of Washington in Seattle
Dr. Andrew Dannenberg of the University of Washington presents highlights of the recently published TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program’s NCHRP Research Report 932: A Research Roadmap for Transportation and Public Health (http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/179959.aspx). Written by a team at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, this report was developed to support the increasing interest in the links between transportation and health both in state and local transportation agencies and in the academic transportation community. Dr. Dannenberg served on the TRB NCHRP oversight panel for this report, which describes key opportunities and challenges associated with transportation and health, indicates why they are important to transportation agencies, identifies gaps in knowledge and practice, and outlines specific research projects needed to address these gaps.
Andrew L. Dannenberg, MD, MPH, is an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, and in the Department of Urban Design and Planning, College of Built Environments, at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he teaches courses on healthy community design and on health impact assessment. Among other activities, he serves as a member of the Health and Transportation Subcommittee of the Transportation Research Board and as a member of the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board. Previously, he served as Team Leader of the Healthy Community Design Initiative at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. For the past two decades, his research and teaching has 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 a health impact assessment as a tool to inform community planners about the health consequences of their decisions. He has worked in public health for over 35 years, including conducting research in cardiovascular epidemiology at the National Institutes of Health and in injury prevention at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Dr. Dannenberg is the lead author, with Howard Frumkin and Richard Jackson, of the book Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability (http://www.makinghealthyplaces.com).