About this Event
8 S. Dunlap Street, Memphis, TN 38163
We are delighted to host Dr. Yingling Fan, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs, on Thursday, March 24 for a Conversation on Health Disparities. Please join us in GEB A102 at 5:30 pm for a bite to eat, followed by an engaging look at how transportation planning and policy choices affect health and equity outcomes at 6:00 pm.
Transportation is a crucial contributor to health: it not only directly shapes the social and physical environments in myriad ways but also determines the type of places where people could live, learn, work and play in their everyday life. In this presentation, Dr. Fan will extend the social determinants of health framework to include three major pathways through which transportation infrastructure operates on health and equity outcomes. The three pathways are namely behavior health, environmental health, and social exclusion. The presentation will further illustrate how understanding the multiple pathways between transportation and health can reduce misinformed transportation infrastructure investments that either have limited health benefits or unintended consequences that harm specific population groups.
Please RSVP via Engage here. This event is open to anyone affiliated with UTHSC, and counts as Conversation on Health Disparities credit on the Social Determinants of Health Co-Curricular Certificate.
About Dr. Fan: Yingling Fan is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. Her research identifies place-based solutions for building healthy and just communities. Her current projects include public transport and shared mobility strategies for social inclusion, placemaking for well-being optimization, and physical activity promotion in low-income urban neighborhoods. She has held leadership positions in multiple professional and academic organizations, including the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, the World Society for Transport and Land Use Research, and the World Transport Convention. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Urban Studies--a leading international journal for urban scholarship.
This event is open to anyone affiliated with UTHSC, and counts as Conversation on Health Disparities credit on the Social Determinants of Health Co-Curricular Certificate.