Professor Coutts’s public health ecology and ecological planning research explore how land use practices and nature conservation support the ecosystem services essential to human health and wellbeing.
- Professor and Chair, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Florida State University (FSU)
- Research Affiliate, Center for Demography and Population Health, FSU
- Fulbright Scholar, 2019, Supporting the Critical Role of Nature Conservation in the Healthy Sustainable Development of Malawi
- PhD Mentor, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar
- Honors Teaching Scholar, Green Global Health, Honors Program, FSU
In the Works
Dr. Coutts is currently:
- Analyzing field data collected in Malawi on forest ecosystem services from remote villages.
- Building collaborations between FSU and universities in Botswana and Malawi
- Collaborating with Dr. Carlton Basmajian to study the land use implications of the disposal of the dead.
- Ph.D., Urban, Technological, & Environmental Planning
University of Michigan, 2006
- M.P.H., Health Behavior and Education
New Mexico State University, 2003
- B.C.H., Community Health Education, Honors Distinction
New Mexico State University, 1997
- U.S. Peace Corps
HIV/AIDS Educator, Malawi, Africa, 1998-2000
- YFU Student Exchange, Australia, 1990
Professor Coutts has visited, worked and/or lived in: Every state in the USA, Australia, Austria, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Guatemala, Iceland, India, Ireland, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, The Netherlands, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.