Robert Ogilvie, PhD

Vice President, Strategic Engagement

ChangeLab Solutions

Oakland, CA

Robert Ogilvie serves as the Vice President for Strategic Engagement at ChangeLab Solutions. Over the past 20 years he has worked extensively in community development and planning to help improve low- and middle-income neighborhoods.

Prior to joining ChangeLab Solutions, he served as a faculty member in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley; as a consultant to city and county governments, nonprofit organizations, and neighborhood activists; and as Director of Volunteers at the Partnership for the Homeless in New York City. He is the author of Voluntarism, Community Life, and the American Ethic (Indiana University Press, 2004), co-author of Opening School Grounds to the Community After Hours: A Toolkit on Joint Use, and editor of Community Development Approaches to Improving Public Health (Routledge, 2013).

Robert has served on the Editorial Board of Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society. He is also a member of the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Public Health Law Research Program, is a member of the Institute of Medicince (IOM) Committee on Post-Disaster Recovery of a Community’s Public Health, Medical and Social Services, and he serves on the steering committee of the Strategic Alliance for Healthy Food and Activity Environments. Robert is a member of the American Planning Association, the American Public Health Association, the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, and the Urban Land Institute.

Robert holds a PhD in political science from Columbia University and is a graduate of
Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and the University of South Carolina.

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