Ryan Petteway is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health. He conducts participatory research at the nexus of public health, public housing, and “placemaking,” making use of information and communication technologies to democratize and enhance research and practice processes.
Petteway’s current work examines place, health, and embodiment among public housing residents — with the aim of facilitating permanent mechanisms for including the voice of residents within local placemaking decisions and processes. Underlying this work are core notions of power, inclusion, and accountability in public health research and practice, and avenues for participatory urban governance. In this spirit, he’s currently developing a STEM-based high school curriculum focused on the social determinants of health, health equity, and participatory research.
Prior to his doctoral training, Petteway served as social epidemiologist and chief epidemiologist at the Baltimore City Health Department.
B.A., University of Virginia, 2006
M.P.H., University of Michigan, 2008
Dr.P.H., University of Caliornia, Berkeley, 2015
Awards and Honors
- 2014-15, Roselyn Lindheim Fellowship in Environmental Design and Public Health
- 2014-15, University of Californi, Berkeley Mentored Research Fellowship
- 2014-15, Mayhew and Helen Derryberry Fellowship in Public Health
- 2011-2014, Kaiser Permanente Dr.P.H. Community Leadership Fellowship
- 2007-8, Master’s Training in Racial Health Disparities Award
- The People’s Social Epi Project, 2014-2017 (PI): An Intergenerational Study of Place, Embodiment, and Health via Participatory Action Research with Residents of Public Housing
- NIH/NCEH, UE1, 2011-2014 (PI): Baltimore City Health Impact Assessment Capacity Development
- Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, 2011 (Co-PI): Baltimore Men’s Health Assessment Project
- United Way of Central Maryland, 2010-2012 (Co-PI): Baltimore Virtual Supermarket Project
- Kresge Foundation, 2010 (PI): Project Food for Thought: Youth Perspectives on a Baltimore Food Desert