Elea Crockett is passionate about bringing diverse and siloed disciplines together to find creative public health solutions. She is especially interested in the intersection of health and design and believes these disciplines are particularly suited to compliment and enhance one another. At HealthxDesign Elea is synthesizing research to inform the development of conceptual models, metrics, linking built environment and design strategies to health outcomes.
Elea received her Masters in Public Health from the University of Arizona in August 2011, with a concentration in Health Behavior and Health Promotion.
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.
FORMER TEAM MEMBERS
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 – Design Fellow 2011
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.