Jennifer Roberts Appointed to NASEM Committee on COVID-19 and Ecosystem Services in the Built Environment

JPB Fellow Jennifer Roberts, associate professor of kinesiology at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, was appointed an executive council member for the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Strategy Group on COVID-19 and Ecosystem Services in the Built Environment. Created by the Response and Resilient Recovery Strategic Science Initiative, this group focuses on the pandemic’s impact on the access and use of ecosystem services on our built environments. Specifically, the group studies the physical and mental health impacts of interacting with natural spaces before and after the pandemic, to offer a range of interventions that maximize access to natural spaces. Read more.