Dr. Catherine Brinkley is an Associate Professor in Human Ecology, Community and Regional Development in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. With a PhD in city and regional planning, a veterinary medical degree, and a masters in virology, her research focuses on health and design. She is a former Fulbright Scholar, Watson Fellow, and National Science Foundation Career Award Winner.
She has published on topics such as healthy food systems, local government planning and decision-making, and sustainable development. Dr. Brinkley currently serves as Director for the Center for Regional Change, a university research center that partners with local governments and non-profits for engaged scholarship that centers social equity. Her public service leadership includes having served on the City of Davis Downtown Planning Commission. 2021 CV for Dr. Brinkley
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