Jason Corburn PhD, MCP

Professor, Public Health
Professor, City and Regional Planning
  • PhD & MCP - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Post-doc - Epidemiology, Columbia University
  • BA - Brandeis University
  • CY PLAN 256: Healthy Cities
  • CY PLAN 251: Environmental Policy and Regulation
  • CY PLAN 254: Sustainable Communities
  • PB HLTH 267: Health Impact Assessment: Nairobi Studio
Research Interests: 
  • Environmental policy & planning
  • Environmental health
  • Urban environmental justice
  • Social & spatial epidemiology
  • Health impact assessment
  • Science & technology studies
  • Social theory
  • Environmental dispute resolution
Research Description: 

Jason Corburn holds a joint appointment with the UC Berkeley Department of City and Regional Planning. His research focuses on urban health equity, place and health, slum health, and urban governance and health. He co-directs the joint Masters in Public Health-Masters in City Planning degree program and he is a core faculty member in the Center for Global Public Health's Slum Health Initiative. Professor Corburn also has major international research projects investigating how policy and planning aimed at improving living conditions for residents of urban informal settlements can address health inequities and help the poor adapt to climate change.

Selected Publications: 

Corburn, J. Healthy Cities. London: Routledge. 2015.

Corburn, J. Toward the Healthy City: People, Place and the Politics of Planning. Cambridge: MIT Press. 2009.

Corburn, J. Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice. Cambridge: MIT Press. 2005.

Other interests: 
  • Winner ACSP 2007 Davidoff Award for best book in field for Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice
Profile Updated: December 13, 2016