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.
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.
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