Matthew Trowbridge

About Me

Trowbridge is a physician, public health researcher, and assistant professor at
the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Trowbridge’s academic
research focuses on the impact of architecture, urban design, and
transportation planning on public health issues including childhood obesity,
traffic injury, and pre-hospital emergency care. Dr. Trowbridge is currently an
advisor to the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (,
a partnership between multiple federal and private funding agencies, on built
environment and childhood obesity prevention research development.   Previously,
he has served as Chair of the Built Environment & Transportation planning
subcommittee for the 2012 Centers for Disease Control’s Weight of the Nation obesity
prevention conference and as senior advisor on built environment and childhood
obesity prevention research at the National Cancer Institute at NIH.  Dr. Trowbridge was also recently named as the
2013 Ginsberg Fellow by the U.S. Green Building Council for his work to promote
healthier built environments. Dr. Trowbridge is board
certified in both general pediatrics and preventive medicine and obtained his
medical and public health training at Emory University. 

At Medicine X 2015

Saturday, September 17 4:50 pm (LK 101)
Establishing human-centered design as a new competency within medical education: preliminary results from a University of Virginia School of Medicine pilot program
The practice of medicine is changing at an unprecedented rate both at the level of individual physicians and the system as a whole. Today’s student doctors will be called upon to help lead necessary... Read more
Sunday, September 18 10:00 am (Plenary Hall)
Design thinking inside out
This panel of experienced design thinkers will discuss how and why they work to bring design practices to healthcare settings. As stakeholders working from inside of their institutions to bring the “outside”... Read more
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