Chris Kochtitzky is Senior Advisor in CDC’s Physical Activity and Health Program.
Chris’s personal areas of research interest have included health policy analysis, environmental public health law, environmental health services, and vulnerable sub-populations. Most recently, he has focused on analyzing the impacts of local community design and built environment choices on public health areas such as physical activity, environmental health, disability-related accessibility, aging-in-place, and injury prevention.
Chris has held several CDC leadership roles, including Deputy Director of the Division of Human Development and Disability and Deputy Associate Director of the National Center for Environmental Health’s (NCEH) Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Legislation. He has also served as coordinating lead for cross-agency work in healthy communities, healthy transportation, and healthy homes. Chris is a member of the American Planning Association, the American Public Health Association, and the National Environmental Health Association.
He has authored several book chapters, as well as journal articles in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, American Journal of Public Health, Preventing Chronic Disease, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, and others. He holds an MS in Urban and Regional Planning and is also adjunct faculty in Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health.