Malo André Hutson, PhD
Malo André Hutson, PhD, is a nationally recognized scholar in the areas of community and economic development, urban policy and politics, and urban health. As an assistant professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley, Hutson conducts research on how neighborhood-, community-, and metropolitan-level factors affect the health and quality of life for urban residents. His research is at the intersection of urban planning and health disparities. He also researches how urban policies affect the development of urban space and health.
Hutson’s current research includes an analysis of metropolitan fragmentation and racial residential segregation, and their relationship to health. He is also the head of the Urban Research Lab group, which is a partnership among a team of researchers at U.C. Berkeley and community-based organizations in Oakland and Richmond, Calif., focused on developing and analyzing community development interventions, strategies, programs, and policies aimed at improving urban health of vulnerable populations. Along with RWJF Health & Society Scholar alumna Gina S. Lovasi, PhD, at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Hutson is also conducting a meta-analysis study of built environments and social context as predicators of physical activity and obesity.
Hutson earned his doctorate in urban and regional planning from the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.