Catherine Brinkley

Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Development, University of California, Davis

Dr. Brinkley’s research centers around One Health, a concept that considers health shared among humans, animals and the environment. She is a veterinarian (VMD) and a city planner (PhD) who conducts spatial analyses to inform practice-oriented policies. Her work is used internationally by the United National Food Agriculture Organization as well as local communities to guide plans and policies.

Dr. Brinkley’s lab group currently works on two main research questions mapping agricultural networks that create opportunities, such as local food security and renewable energy. Their research seeks to answer the broad question: how do food systems reorient diets and land-uses? Their findings are published in leading planning journals.

Her research is bolstered by the Inspiration Award (2009), the largest monetary award in the veterinary profession ($100,000); a Fulbright Fellowship (2005); and a Watson Fellowship (2004).

Veterinarian
Veterinary Medical Degree. University of Pennslyvania.

PhD
Ph.D., City and Regional Planning. University of Pennslyvania.

Masters
M.S., Virology. Göteborg University, Sweden.

Bachelors
B.A., Biology and Russian Area Studies. Wellesley College.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Development, University of California, Davis

Honours

Fulbright Fellow, Watson Fellow