Assistant Professor, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Matthew Trowbridge is a physician, public health researcher, and assistant professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His academic research focuses on the impact of architecture, urban design, and transportation planning on public health issues including childhood obesity, traffic injury, and pre-hospital emergency care. Dr. Trowbridge is currently an advisor to the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research, a partnership between multiple federal and private funding agencies, on built environment and childhood obesity prevention research development.
Previously, he has served as Chair of the Built Environment & Transportation planning subcommittee for the 2012 Centers for Disease Control’s Weight of the Nation obesity prevention conference and as senior advisor on built environment and childhood obesity prevention research at the National Cancer Institute at NIH. He was also recently named as the 2013 Ginsberg Fellow by the U.S. Green Building Council for his work to promote healthier built environments. Dr. Trowbridge is board certified in both general pediatrics and preventive medicine and obtained his medical and public health training at Emory University.