Jason Corburn, Ph.D.

Organization: 
University of California, Berkeley
Position: 
Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning
Department: 
Department of City and Regional Planning
“The university should have a role in its commitment to the community...the first needs to be committing to its neighbors, responding to the needs right here...and the second is to commit to the major social challenges that we’re facing today.”

Jason Corburn is an Associate Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and a member of the Global Metropolitan Studies initiative at the University of California, Berkeley. He co-directs the joint Master of City Planning (MCP) and Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on the links between environmental health and social justice in cities, notions of expertise in science-based policy making, and the role of local knowledge in addressing environmental and public health problems. Professor Corburn’s research and practice works to build partnerships between urban residents, professional scientists and decision-makers in order to collaboratively generate policy and planning solutions that improve the qualities of cities and the well-being of residents, particularly the poor and people of color.  Dr. Corburn received his Ph.D. and M.C.P. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Environmental policy & planning; environmental health; urban environmental justice; social & spatial epidemiology; health impact assessment; science & technology studies; social theory; environmental dispute resolution.

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