Matthew Trowbridge, MD, MPH

Matthew Trowbridge, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Associate Research Director


Matthew TrowbridgeMatthew Trowbridge (lecture2) 

Research Interests:
  •  Impact of the built environment (e.g. urban planning, transportation systems, architecture) on obesity-related health behaviors including physical activity and healthy eating.
  •  Influence of land use patterns, such as urban sprawl, on a) traffic injury rates including motor vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle crashes and b) pre-hospital emergency system (Fire, EMS) performance.
  • Application of emerging sensor, mobile, and data science technologies within built environment and public health research.
  • B.A., Tufts University (1994)
  • M.D., Emory University School of Medicine (2000)
  • Masters of Public Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University (2000)
  • Residency, General Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine (2003)
  • Fellowship, Injury Research, University of Michigan (2007)
  • Residency, Preventive Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine (2010)

Current Activities:

Selected Publications:
  •  Botchwey ND, MJ Trowbridge, Tom Fisher.  Green Health: Urban Planning and the Development of Healthy and Sustainable Neighborhoods and Schools.  Journal of Planning Education and Research.  2014: 34(2) 113-122.
  • Trowbridge MJ*, Thomas Schmid.  Built Environment and Physical Activity Promotion: Place-based Obesity Prevention Strategies.  Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics.  Winter 2013: 44(S2):46-51.
  • Zimmerman S, Kramer K, Trowbridge MJ*.  Overcoming Legal Liability Concerns for School-based Physical Activity Promotion.  American Journal of Public Health. October 2013 Nov; 103(11): 1962-1967. 
  • Trowbridge MJ*, Huang T-T K, Botchwey N, Pyke C, Fisher T, Ballard-Barbash.  Public Health and the Green Building Industry: Partnership Opportunities For Childhood Obesity Prevention.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2013 May; 44(5):489-95.
  • Huang T-TK, Sorensen D, Davis S, Frerichs L, Brittin J, Celentano J, Callahan K, Trowbridge MJ*.  Healthy Eating Design Guidelines for School Architecture.  Preventing Chronic Disease.  2013 Feb; 10:E27.
  • McKinnon RA*, Bowles HR, Trowbridge MJ.  Engaging Physical Activity Policymakers.  Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2011 Jan; 8 Suppl 1:S145-7.  



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