Building healthy communities
Dr. Richard Jackson, Chair of the Environmental Health Sciences department, will be featured in a public television series about improving living conditions in major metropolitan areas.
The Syracuse Post-Standard reports that Dr. Jackson is at the center of the five-part series. Jackson has worked with the Center for Disease Control and is currently with the UCLA School of Public Health, focusing on the health effects of communities. He considers things such as how easy it is to walk in a community and how heavily pollution, or illnesses are concentrated. On the show Jackson will partner with medical students to consider the “built environment” of the region and its effects on public health.
“Building Healthy Communities” is planned for broadcast on PBS next year.
To read the full article by Charles McChesney click here.
Published: Wednesday, July 21, 2010