The Clearinghouse Team

The Built Environment and Public Health Clearinghouse is a collaboration between the Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office of the National Prevention Strategy and Healthy Community Design Program, National Network of Public Health Institutes, the American Planning Association's Planning and Community Health Research Center, and the American Public Health Association. It is coordinated by a multi-institution leadership team with guidance and contributions from a Committee of Champions for Change, a group of professionals working at the nexus of planning and public health who serve as advisors and key experts to share and disseminate tools, best practices, and lessons learned to support the creation of healthier environments through cross-sectoral collaboration. The group works to build bridges between public health and the community design/built environment fields through the development of resources and educational opportunities.

Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology's School of City and Regional Planning is the institutional home for the Built Environment and Public Health Clearinghouse. The School is a leader in sustainable and healthy planning education, and engagement with practitioners nationally and internationally. Its faculty are committed to environment and health planning and thus invests in making the Clearinghouse the go-to resource for this emerging intersection across architecture, health impact assessment, planning, transportation engineering, and public health. 

Partners in development of the Clearinghouse include:

  • American Planning Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • National Network of Public Health Institutes
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Office of the Surgeon General, in advancement of the National Prevention Strategy

Leadership

  • Nisha D. Botchwey, PhD, MCRP, MPH, Associate Professor, School of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Christopher Kochtitzky, MCP, Associate Director for Program Development, Emergency and Environmental Health Services, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Shawn McIntosh, Program Manager, Community Transformation Grants, American Public Health Association
  • Anna Ricklin, MHS, Manager, Planning and Community Health Research Center, American Planning Association

Georgia Tech Graduate Research Assistants

  • Meghan McMullen
  • Kate Wilson

Webmaster

  • Michael Alberghini

Contact Us

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Georgia Institute of Technology
School of City and Regional Planning
245 4th St
Atlanta, GA 30332

The Built Environment and Public Health Clearinghouse was supported by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's Office of the National Prevention Strategy and Healthy Community Design Program and made possible through additional support from the American Public Health Association, the National Network of Public Health Institutes, and the American Planning Association's Planning and Community Health Research Center. Interested in adding to and supporting the Clearinghouse? Contact the Clearinghouse at bephc@gatech.edu.