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, 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 course, Honors Program, FSU

Professor Coutts's CV

Florida State University
113 Collegiate Loop
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2280
(850) 644-5015


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, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.