Elizabeth Garland, MD, MS is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine (DPM) and Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is the Director of the Division of General Preventive Medicine and Community Health in the DPMand isthe Director of the General Preventive Medicine Residency for 20 years. She is core faculty and theHealth Promotion Disease Prevention Track Leader in the Mount Sinai Graduate Program in Public Health.
Dr. Garlandstudies the health impacts of Green building on health. One study in the South Bronx demonstrated that moving to Green affordable housing significantly improves asthma symptoms and decreases health care utilization.Another study on active design looked at change in residents’ physical characteristics, exercise level and stair usage. For this project she won the Steven Hooker Award for Outstanding Research in the field of physical activity at 2015 American Public Health Association conference.