Jason Corburn

Regional Network: 
National Fellows
Class Year: 
2000
Position: 
Assistant Professor
Organization: 
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University

Jason Corburn is an Assistant Professor in the Urban Planning Program of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and the School of International and Public Affairs, at Columbia University. Before joining the faculty of Columbia in 2005, Jason was a fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Health and Society Scholars Program. He is also the former co-director of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at Hunter College, City University of New York and was a senior planner with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. His research and practice explores issues of urban environmental health disparities and how community participation in science and technology policy can address social inequities. His book, Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice (MIT Press, 2005), explores how local knowledge and professional science can improve research and decision-making to promote more technically sound and socially just urban health policy. Corburn is a member of the National Academy of Sciences' Workgroup on Citizen Engagement in Health Emergency Planning and a Harvard Law School dissertation fellowship.