The University of Memphis School of Public Health, in partnership with the UofM Department of Architecture, has been named by the Architects Foundation, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) as a member of the AIA Design & Health Research Consortium. The consortium helps translate research on design’s influence on public health into architectural practice for the public, policy makers, and design and public health professionals.
In addition to the department of architecture, the University of Memphis School of Public Health is pleased to partner with the Departments of City & Regional Planning, Engineering, and Criminology & Criminal Justice, as well as the Shelby County Health Department. The School of Public Health will spearhead local research to increase the connection between design of the built environment and public health in order to promote walkable, safe, cohesive urban communities. Dr. Marian Levy, assistant dean of the School of Public Health (pictured), serves as the principal investigator. Co-investigators from the School of Public Health include Dr. Debra Bartelli and Dr. Yong Yang.