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The PAPREN Transportation Work Group is a platform for community and collaboration among researchers and practitioners interested in research, evaluation and translation to practice at the intersection of health and transportation. Our unique approach emphasizes chronic disease prevention through active transportation, evaluation, and logistical support for projects. The Transportation Work Group will conduct rapid small-scale research and evaluation projects on topics such as impact of transportation system factors like funding, operations, decision making and infrastructure characteristics on physical activity behavior and health outcomes.


Angie Cradock, ScD, MPE
Angie Cradock, ScD, MPE
Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Karin Valentine Goins, MPH
Karin Valentine Goins, MPH
UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Matthew Dean
Matthew Dean
Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
University of Texas at Austin

Presentation – January 12

Evidence and insight for integrating climate protection, public health, and equity into transportation

Kelly Rodgers, MLA, LEED-AP, is the Executive Director of Streetsmart, a non-profit organization that helps civic leaders embed health, climate, and equity considerations into transportation. She is a member of the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation and Public Health (AME70), is the Vice-Chair of the Institute of Transportation Engineers Committee on Health and Transportation, and serves on the American Public Health Association’s Center for Climate, Health, and Equity advisory committee. She also serves on the steering committee of PHEAL (Planning for Health Equity, Advocacy, and Leadership). Kelly is a PhD candidate in Urban Studies who is researching the use and influence of health indicators in transportation. Kelly has a graduate degree in landscape architecture and an undergraduate degree in urban and regional planning.

Meeting Time

2nd Tuesdays 1-2pm ET

For meeting access information, contact Matt Dean (

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