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).



Rollings, K. A., Dannenberg, A. L., Frumkin, H., & Jackson, R. J. (2024). Built Environment and Public Health: More Than 20 Years of Progress. American Journal of Public Health (1971), 114(1), 27-. View Publication

Jung, M. C., Yost, M. G., Dannenberg, A. L., Dyson, K., & Alberti, M. (2024). Legacies of redlining lead to unequal cooling effects of urban tree canopy. Landscape and Urban Planning, 246. View Publication


Wang, Yiyuan; Shen, Qing; Abu Ashour, Lamis; Dannenberg, Andrew L. (2022). Ensuring Equitable Transportation For The Disadvantaged: Paratransit Usage By Persons With Disabilities During The Covid-19 Pandemic. Transportation Research Part A: Policy & Practice, 159, 84 - 95. View Publication

Dannenberg, A. L., Frumkin, H., & Jackson, R. (Eds.). (2022). Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability (2nd ed.). Island Press. View Publication


Dannenberg, Andrew L.; Rodriguez, Daniel A.; Sandt, Laura S. (2021). Advancing Research In Transportation And Public Health: A Selection Of Twenty Project Ideas From A Us Research Roadmap. Journal Of Transport & Health, 21. View Publication

Abu Ashour, Lamis; Dannenberg, Andrew L.; Shen, Qing; Fang, Xun; Wang, Yiyuan. (2021). Paratransit Services For People With Disabilities In The Seattle Region During The Covid-19 Pandemic: Lessons For Recovery Planning. Journal Of Transport & Health, 22. View Publication

Berrigan, David; Dannenberg, Andrew L.; Lee, Michelle; Rodgers, Kelly; Wojcik, Janet R.; Wali, Behram; Tribby, Calvin P.; Buehler, Ralph; Sallis, James F.; Roberts, Jennifer D.; Steedly, Ann; Peng, Binbin; Eisenberg, Yochai; Rodriguez, Daniel A. (2021). The 2019 Conference On Health And Active Transportation: Research Needs And Opportunities. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, 18(22). View Publication

Bever, Emily; Arnold, Kimberly T.; Lindberg, Ruth; Dannenberg, Andrew L.; Morley, Rebecca; Breysse, Jill; Pollack Porter, Keshia M. (2021). Use Of Health Impact Assessments In The Housing Sector To Promote Health In The United States, 2002-2016. Journal Of Housing And The Built Environment, 36(3), 1277 - 1297. View Publication


Le, Vi T.; Dannenberg, Andrew L. (2020). Moving Toward Physical Activity Targets By Walking To Transit: National Household Transportation Survey, 2001-2017. American Journal Of Preventive Medicine, 59(3), E115 - E123. View Publication


Nkyekyer, Esi W.; Dannenberg, Andrew L. (2019). Use And Effectiveness Of Health Impact Assessment In The Energy And Natural Resources Sector In The United States, 2007 - 2016. Impact Assessment & Project Appraisal, 37(1), 17 - 32. View Publication


Dannenberg, Andrew L.; Burpee, Heather. (2018). Architecture For Health Is Not Just For Healthcare Architects. Health Environments Research & Design Journal (herd) (sage Publications, Ltd.), 11(2), 8 - 12. View Publication


Gase, Lauren N.; Defosset, Amelia R.; Gakh, Maxim; Harris, Celia; Weisman, Susan R.; Dannenberg, Andrew L. (2017). Review Of Education-focused Health Impact Assessments Conducted In The United States. Journal Of School Health, 87(12), 911 - 922. View Publication

Cowling, Krycia; Lindberg, Ruth; Dannenberg, Andrew L.; Neff, Roni A.; Pollack, Keshia M. (2017). Review Of Health Impact Assessments Informing Agriculture, Food, And Nutrition Policies, Programs, And Projects In The United States. Journal Of Agriculture Food Systems And Community Development, 7(3), 139 - 157. View Publication

Mcandrews, Carolyn; Pollack, Keshia M.; Berrigan, David; Dannenberg, Andrew L.; Christopher, Ed J. (2017). Understanding And Improving Arterial Roads To Support Public Health And Transportation Goals. American Journal Of Public Health, 107(8), 1278 - 1282. View Publication


Wier, Megan L.; Schwartz, Michael; Dannenberg, Andrew L. (2015). Health Impact Assessment: Considering Health In Transportation Decision Making In The United States. Tr News (0738-6826), 299, 11 - 16. View Publication


Dannenberg, Andrew L.; Ricklin, Anna; Ross, Catherine L.; Schwartz, Michael; West, Julie; White, Steve; Wier, Megan L. (2014). Use Of Health Impact Assessment For Transportation Planning Importance Of Transportation Agency Involvement In The Process. Transportation Research Record, 2452, 71 - 80. View Publication