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Professor of Architecture | University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Lynne M. Dearborn


Professor Lynne M. Dearborn PhD, AIA, leads curricular development in Health and the Built Environment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture. Her undergraduate and graduate design studios focus on the creation of healthy and socially sustainable communities through the application of evidence-based and participatory processes. She teaches graduate courses and post-professional certifications exploring research and research methods at the nexus of environmental design and health. Her Ph.D. advisees in architecture and landscape architecture undertake innovative research studying environmental determinants of health. She has authored numerous book chapters and articles growing from her engaged scholarship exploring social justice and equity among minority peoples, and engaging physical, social, economic, and political aspects of the environment to address human health and well-being. Her current study, Assessing Healthier Housing, examines health equity and inclusion and their links to housing policy and the physical design of neighborhoods and housing.