This August, DPLA welcomed Associate Professor Carolyn (Carey) McAndrews to the department as a new member of the faculty. Dr. McAndrews’ research seeks to understand how emerging health, safety, and environmental goals become part of mainstream transportation decision making. Equity is central to these goals, and her research analyzes the distribution of transportation’s health impacts, as well as how people organize to influence transportation decision making. Currently, she is working on a project with Union Cab that aims to increase access to jobs in and around Dane County, Wisconsin. She is also the secretary of the Transportation Research Board Task Force on Arterials and Public Health, which has developed a national research agenda to advance the consideration of health in the design, operation, and planning of arterial roadways.
Dr. McAndrews received her doctorate in city and regional planning with a designated emphasis in global metropolitan studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her prior training includes degrees in economics (BA Brown University), urban planning (MCP UC Berkeley), and transportation engineering (MS UC Berkeley). In 2010–2012 she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars Program in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. We are thrilled that she has joined the department! Keep up with Carey here: https://dpla.wisc.edu/facstaff/faculty/mcandrews