I am a professor in the department of city and regional planning at UNC Chapel Hill and Senior Associate Dean for Social Science and Global Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. I currently hold the Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Term Chair in Public Policy.
My work is at the intersection of planning and public health. I’m studying how transport technology, policy, and COVID-19 impact road safety, goods movement, and access to healthcare. My previous work has focused on how infrastructure such as schools, roads, and bike lanes impact road safety and physical activity especially for children and young adults. My research is funded by the US Department of Transportation through the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety and Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Education and Development Center.
I received my undergraduate degree from Harvard in engineering and chemistry and my PhD in city planning from UC Berkeley. Prior to becoming a professor, I worked as a consultant for Cambridge Systematics and Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman).