Pediatrician and environmental health expert Dr. Richard Jackson will discuss how the built environment, architecture and urban planning affect physical, mental and social health. Currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Jackson has co-authored three books and hosted the US Public Television series, Designing Healthy Communities. In March of 2015, he received the Henry Hope Reed Award from the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture for his emphasis on the importance of traditional and sustainable urban design. Formerly, Dr. Jackson served as the Director of the National Center for Environmental Health at the CDC in Atlanta, was the Chief Public Health Officer in the State of California and chaired the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Environmental Health. He serves on the Board of the American Institute of Architects, is an honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and was recently inducted into the US National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine.
All students, faculty, staff, and the public are invited to attend the lecture, followed by a question and answer session.
This lecture is cosponsored by the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, the Center for Social Concerns, the Office of Public Affairs, the Center for Health Sciences Advising, and the Eck Institute of Global Health.