Adriana Modesto de Sousa
MSc Health Sciences
University of Brasília, Brazil
Adriana is a PhD student in the Postgraduate Program in Transport (Circulation and Road Safety); Master of Science in Health; and Specialist in Health Management. She currently works as a researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Transportation Studies (http://www.ceftru.unb.br/), linked to the University of Brasília. Is a member of the scientific research groups; behavior and new technologies in transport and Road Safety. Adriana's area of research include: epidemiology of traffic, road safety, occupational health, behaviors in transport, urban mobility, public policy, social participation, and traffic education.
North Dakota State University
Bukola is a Ph.D. student in the Transportation and Logistics program at North Dakota State University (NDSU), Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute. She is one of the 40 doctoral scholars selected nationwide as the first cohort for the Health Policy Research Scholars, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program led by the Johns Hopkins University. She received Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) Accounting degree from Georgia State University, Master of Accounting (MA) degree from Kennesaw State University, and a Professional Graduate Certificate in Health and Humanitarian Supply Chain Management from Georgia Institute of Technology. She taught undergraduate accounting courses in the University System of Georgia for six years as an adjunct faculty and did consulting work with clients in the area of health care management, medical transportation, immigration law, and business. Her past and current leadership roles and fellowship include leadership in the Hope Worldwide HIV/AIDS campaign, Goodwill of North Georgia, International Rescue Committee, Treasurer for the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, EFT’s Disrupt Logistics Hackathon at the 3PL Summit and Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum, Cass-Clay Food System Initiatives, Planning Committee National Transportation Week for the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, Tri-College NEW Leadership Fellow, Coordinator Academic and Professional Development Committee for Association of Transportation and Logistics, and a member of the Governance and Finance Committee Graduate Student Council (GSC) at NDSU.
Beatriz Mella Lira
Bartlett School of Planning
University College London
Beatriz is currently pursuing her PhD at the Bartlett School of Planning, at University College London. She is a Chilean architect with a master’s degree in Urban Development from P. Universidad Catolica de Chile. Her primary research interests are on transport planning, mobility and social equity in transportation. Beatriz has recently worked as a Visiting Lecturer at University of Westminster, and as a research assistant at UCL for the British Council Newton Fund research project ‘Sustainable Cities and Resilient Transport’. She has also worked as PGTA in both MSc in Transport and City Planning (BSP) and MSc in Social Development Practice (DPU) at UCL. Earlier in Chile, she performed as a lecturer, researcher and private consultant, leading projects related to urban infrastructure, participatory urban design and sustainable development.
University of Twente
Razieh is a PhD candidate at University of Twente, the Netherlands. She has Master’s degree in urban design and bachelor’s degree in architecture. She is highly interested in the multidisciplinary topics related to the urban environment and society, especially ‘urban environment and health’. She has applied knowledge on healthy urban planning, universal urban design, environmental justice, spatial inequality, age friendly city, and walkability. Her PhD research is about ‘healthy urban planning: the influence of the built environment on older adults’ outdoor walking (as a type of physical activity)’. She was granted an European Union Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for doing this research.
Razieh has done research and attended in conferences since 2003 and she has publications in English and Persian. She has good knowledge on subjective and objective measures of built environment attributes and has used qualitative method, quantitative method, mixed-method approach, and multilevel approach (e.g., hierarchical analyses) in her research. In addition to her experience in research, she has a five-year professional work experience in architecture and urban design.