On Tuesday January 31, 2012, the Tavis Smiley Show will feature a talk with Dr. Richard Jackson about his work in assessing the environment’s impact on health. A leading voice for better urban design for the sake of good health, Dr. Richard Jackson is chair of Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA’s School of Public Health and also holds appointments in the Department of Urban Planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
Dr. Jackson, a pediatrician, has done extensive work in the environment’s impact on health, particularly relating to children, and served in many leadership positions, including as California State Health Officer and at the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health.
Jackson is host-narrator of PBS’ new 4-hour series, Designing Healthy Communities, and author of the companion book of the same name.
Link to Tavis Smiley program page (video will be loaded online on 2/1/12):
Link to Dr. Jackson’s documentary page (with excerpt from all four episodes)
Link to companion book page:
Link to recent Chronicle of Higher Education article Dr. Jackson and the documentary:
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