The overall purpose of NCHH’s research is to advance the proposition that the well-being of all people can improve by treating housing as a platform for health. At a macro level, our research increases our understanding of the relationships between the worlds of affordable housing and healthcare and documents how cross-sector collaboration can improve housing quality, public health, and can generate significant cost savings. At the micro level, our research evaluates cost-effective methods to assess and address environmental hazards in housing. NCHH strives to be a valued provider of practical information for advocates and implementers of healthy housing.

Since 2002, NCHH has engaged its Science Advisory Committee to counsel NCHH on its research agenda. The committee meets periodically to review NCHH’s work, recommend new research opportunities, and help build a practical agenda for scientific action. The committee is composed of esteemed researchers working in the fields related to healthy housing including medicine, epidemiology, gerontology, environmental health, environmental assessment, healthcare and housing economics, and housing policy.

Science Advisory Committee Members

Gary Adamkiewicz, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Leader, Healthy Cities
Senior Research Scientist
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Asa Bradman, Ph.D., M.S.
Associate Director for Exposure Assessment
Center for Environmental Research and Children’s HealthSchool of Public Health/UC Berkeley

Dorr G. Dearborn, Ph.D., M.D.
Mary Ann Swetland Professor Emeritus
Chair Emeritus, Department of Environmental Health SciencesCase Western Reserve University, School of Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics (ret.)
Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Michael D. Eriksen, Ph.D., M.A.
Assistant Professor of Real Estate
Carl H. Lindner College of Business
University of Cincinnati

Perry Gottesfeld, M.P.H.
Founder and Executive Director
Occupational Knowledge International

James Krieger, M.D., M.P.H.
Executive Director
Action for Healthy Food

Bruce P. Lanphear, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Children’s Environmental Health, Simon Fraser University
Clinician Scientist, British Columbia Children’s Hospital

Jeffrey Lubell
Director of Housing Initiatives
Abt Associates

Angela D. Mickalide, Ph.D., MCHES
President-Elect
Society for Public Health Education

David Ormandy
Professor and Visiting Academic
Division of Health Sciences
Warwick Medical School
University of Warwick
, UK

Janet Phoenix, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Research Professor
George Washington University
Milken Institute School of Public Health

Jon Pynoos, Ph.D.
UPS Foundation Professor of Gerontology, Policy, and Planning
Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
University of Southern California

Felicia A. Rabito, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Megan Sandel, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health
Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health

Thomas Schlenker, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Director
Interlex

Madeleine A. Shea, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Office of Minority Health
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Dean G. Smith, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Public Health
LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans
Louisiana State University

Rosalind J. Wright, M.D.
Vice Chair, Clinical/Transitional Research and Mentoring
Horace W. Goldsmith Professor of Child Health Research
Department of Pediatrics
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai