Bio
  • 2012-Present, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver
  • 2010-2012, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2010, PhD City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2006, MCP City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2006, MS Civil and Environmental (Transportation) Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2000, BA Economics (Honors), Brown University

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Colorado Denver, where I joined the faculty in 2012.
I received my doctorate in city and regional planning with a designated emphasis in global metropolitan studies from the University of California, Berkeley. My prior training includes degrees in economics (BA Brown University), urban planning (MCP UC Berkeley), and transportation engineering (MS UC Berkeley). In 2010, I was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars Program in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
My fields of interest include transportation planning, policy, and design; public health; organization theory; and public administration. My research focuses on transportation injury prevention; multi-modal transportation system policy; and how to reduce the negative health, safety, and environmental externalities of the transportation and land use system. I am also interested in the organization of policy communities, policy change, and how community-based collective action can influence policy agendas.
I teach courses in planning history and theory, transportation planning, healthy communities planning, and urban economics that draw students from multiple disciplines.
At CU Denver, I am involved in Women Writing Across Disciplines (CU-WADI) and Active Communities Transportation (ACT) . I am an active member of the Transportation Research Board Health and Transportation Subcommittee , and the Transportation Research Board Committee on Social and Economic Factors in Transportation.