Sara Carr, PhD

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Sara Jensen Carr, PhD

Assistant Professor

Academic Degrees

  • PhD (Environmental Planning), University of California Berkeley
  • MLA (Landscape Architecture), University of California Berkeley
  • B. Arch, M. Arch (Architecture), Tulane University

Awards & Honors

  • University of California Dissertation Year Fellow
  • San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Piero N. Patri Urban Design Fellow

Research Interests

I am an urban designer, licensed architect, and researcher who focuses on the connection between built environment and health. In particular, I am interested in the design of the public realm - streets, parks, and other public spaces - and how its quality and distribution is related to chronic disease and health equity. In my capacity as an advisory board member for Design 4 Active Sacramento, I recently advised on how to integrate health into Sacramento County's updated zoning and building guidelines. I currently hold a joint appointment in OPHS and the School of Architecture, and through my teaching and research hope to bring together students from both fields to build a healthier built environment for all.