klowrie [at] rutgers.edu
Karen Lowrie is Associate Director for EAC. After earning her Ph.D. in urban planning at the Bloustein School in the mid-1990’s, she managed projects for both the National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelopment and the Center for Transportation Safety, Security and Risk prior to the formation of EAC. Specific past projects have included assessing socioeconomic impacts of large contaminated sites, building local capacity for urban neighborhood planning, addressing health and risk issues with community-based health interventions, producing training videos on security risks, and developing a brownfields redevelopment manual for community-based organizations. More recently, she has led studies of land preservation innovation diffusion, and has conducted health impact assessments related to built environment projects and climate-change mitigation policy and actions. Dr. Lowrie also serves as a Facilitator of the New Jersey Health Impact Collaborative, where she conducts training for professionals in health-in-all-policies and focuses on community-based approaches to advancing health objectives. She is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research. She also teaches graduate classes on the intersection of urban planning and public health and has published book chapters and numerous articles in popular and peer-reviewed publications.