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

Professor Coutts’s CV

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Dr. Coutts is currently:


  • 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
    Minor: Chemistry
    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.