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Board members of PlaceMatters

Anna Ricklin

Anna Ricklin is the Manager of the Planning and Community Health Research Center at the American Planning Association, focusing on ways to improve community health through livable communities, active transportation, and the built environment. Anna builds partnerships with affiliates to research and address health impacts in planning and urban design, develops outreach and educational materials for APA members and the public, and collaborates on numerous panels and working groups with planners, health professionals and other experts. She focuses particularly on vulnerable populations and best practices for integrating health goals, objectives and policies within planning practice and is the principal manager for Plan4Health, a three-year collaborative project connecting communities working to integrate planning and health. Anna previously worked with the Baltimore City Department of Transportation in roles promoting health, sustainable transportation and green design. Anna holds a Master of Health Science degree from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from American University.