Beyond Walkability: Examining How Urban Built Environments Affect Health & Health Disparities in New York City
Orientation Room at The New School (2 W. 13th St., Manhattan)
Gina Schellenbaum Lovasi, PhD, discusses how intersections between the social and built environments in New York City influence health outcomes, and how these intersections can help us understand health disparities across the urban landscape. Using insights from bioethics and epidemiology, the talk explores the roles of agency and participatory processes in urban health.
Gina Lovasi is an assistant professor in Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Her research examines the effects of how modifiable built and social environments influence cardiovascular and pulmonary health, as well as differences in these effects across population subgroups.