Welcome to our Research Group

Our research is focused on planning for sustainable food systems and healthy communities.


We investigate public health outcomes around the food-energy-waste nexus. We use qualitative methods along with social network mapping and spatial analytics to understand farm-to-city services such as food supply and waste-to-energy. We are particularly interested in how these networks impact neighborhood socio-economics and greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to support planning around environmental justice. As part of the UC Davis Community and Regional Development Program in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences our education program emphasizes understanding local governance, economic development, and climate change policy.