Courtney Coughenour is an expert on public health.
Her research focuses on health and place, specifically the influence of community design on health behaviors. She also explores the role that both health and non-health policies may have on public health, which includes the use of Health Impact Assessments (HIAs). Some of her research has focused on opportunities for physical activity — including neighborhood walkability and bikeability, pedestrian safety, food access and community food environments, food waste and food rescue, and health equity issues related to community design.
Coughenour's work has been featured in multiple outlets, including The Washington Post, NPR, The International Business Times, and the New York Post.
- B.S., Behavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University
- Master of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, UNLV
- Ph.D., Public Health, UNLV