CEE Seminar: Healthier Communities Through Transportation Strategies

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Lisa Losada-Rojas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Meeting ID: 967 0434 7191

Abstract: Transportation and health are undeniably related. As transportation significantly impacts access to healthcare and healthy food, influences safety and air quality, and can promote physical activity, understanding the relationship between these two is crucial for our quality of life. This presentation will offer an overview of the factors interconnecting transportation and health, highlighting their significance and showcasing case studies. The case studies aim to understand transportation capacity to strengthen communities' health. The presentation will also offer a vision for future research, identifying opportunities to integrate better transportation and public health in policy and practice frameworks. 

Bio: Lisa L. Losada-Rojas is an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico's Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering Department. Before UNM, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Mobility Network at the University of Toronto. She obtained her Ph.D. from Purdue University in May 2022. Losada-Rojas’ work aims to develop and advance transportation solutions that positively impact community health through behavioral changes. Currently, she is also the assistant director of the Center for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety (CPBS), a tier-one university transportation center (UTC). Losada-Rojas has been awarded various recognitions, such as being named a 2021 MIT Rising Star.