Elea Crockett is passionate about bringing diverse and siloed disciplines together to find creative public health solutions. At HealthxDesign Elea is coordinating project planning and community outreach. She also provides research support to HealthxDesign’s evaluation portfolio.
Elea received her Masters in Public Health from the University of Arizona in August 2011, with a concentration in Health Behavior and Health Promotion.
Julia Lindgren seeks to build social and environmental equity through the practice of thoughtful design and planning. Julia believes that design can serve as a catalyst to support resilient, vibrant, sustainable communities and is interested in the intersection of the built environment and social conditions, particularly in areas where resources are most scarce.
Julia holds a Bachelors of Architecture degree from Lehigh University and a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Washington. Prior to joining the HealthxDesign team, Julia worked for several years as a Design Associate at bcWORKSHOP and as a Construction Supervisor for Flatirons Habitat for Humanity.
Celina Lee – Research Designer
A lover of numbers, Celina specializes in quantitative research techniques. She ensures sound methodological approach for HealthxDesign’s quantitative evaluations. Celina seeks to contribute to our understanding of what works in improve people’s lives– maximize impact through enabling practitioners, donors, policymakers, and other decision-makers to make evidence-based decisions. Over the last 5 years, she has worked on evaluating programs that advance social equity through public health, financial inclusion, market development, and rural development. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as well as a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
FORMER TEAM MEMBERS
Lee Altman, LEED AP
Lee is an urban designer based in New York City. Working with landscape architects, planners, scientists, artists, and visual designers, Lee collaborates on a wide range of projects exploring the role of the designer in the built environment and developing new modes of communication and interaction within the urban ecosystem.In addition, Lee teaches at Parsons The New School for Design, the New York School of Interior Design and Columbia GSAPP.
Lee holds a Bachelors of Architecture from the Israel Institute of Technology and a Masters of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia GSAPP. She has practiced Architecture in Israel and in NYC and been honored in several local and international design competitions.
Anne Escaron, MPH, PhD
Anne Escaron is excited about the tremendous potential of re-designing and re-thinking food stores to promote community health. She worked on an independent study with HealthxDesign in Spring 2011 to begin outlining a conceptual model describing the potential synergy between food retail, public health, and design to rethink the carbon footprint and improve the community presence of food stores.
Anne also works on assessments of and modifications to the community food environment with the overall goal of reducing the burden of chronic diseases. She earned her Master in Public Health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Jessica King, MS Arch
Jessica King was HealthxDesign’s first Fellow. She helped jump start design content for the website and project design content materials. She has moved to Jonathan Caplan’s architecture studio-Project-Space.
Jessica holds a Master’s of Science in Architecture from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Her Master’s thesis, The Global Urbanization of Poverty: Architecture as Empowerment, examined how architecture could empower women porters of the Agbogbloshie Market in Accra, Ghana.