Andy Dannenberg

Andy Dannenberg

Affiliate Professor, Urban Design & Planning

Andy Dannenberg holds joint appointments in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and in the Department of Urban Design and Planning where he teaches courses on healthy community design and on health impact assessment. He has a particular interest in the use of health impact assessments as tools to inform community planners about the health consequences of their decisions. For the past decade, Dannenberg’s research and teaching have focused on examining the health aspects of community design, including land use, transportation, urban planning, and other issues related to the built environment.

Before coming to Seattle, Dannenberg served as Team Leader of the Healthy Community Design Initiative in the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. He has served as Director of CDC’s Division of Applied Public Health Training, as Preventive Medicine Residency Director and as an injury prevention epidemiologist on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in Baltimore, and as a cardiovascular epidemiologist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dannenberg completed a residency in family practice at the Medical University of South Carolina and was board certified in Family Practice (1982-1989). He is board certified in Preventive Medicine (1986-present).