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
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
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
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.
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