Andrew Dannenberg, MD, MPH
Team Lead, Healthy Community Design Initiative in the National Center for Environmental Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Andrew Dannenberg, MD, MPH, is Team Lead for the Healthy Community Design Initiative and Associate Director for Science in the Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services in the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Dr. Dannenberg oversees activities in NCEH related to examining the health aspects of community design including land use, transportation, urban planning, and other issues related to the built environment. He has a particular focus on the use of a health impact assessment as a tool to inform community planners about the health consequences of their decisions. Dr. Dannenberg is an adjunct professor of epidemiology and of environmental and occupational health at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. Previously he 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 School of Public Health in Baltimore, and as a cardiovascular epidemiologist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. Dr. Dannenberg received an MD from Stanford University and an MPH from Johns Hopkins University, and completed a family medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina.