Professor Coutts's public health ecology research examines the influence of ecologically-sensitive land use practices on health and health behavior. The thrust of his ecological planning research explores how nature supports the ecosystem services essential to human health and well-being.


-Professor, Department of Urban & Regional Planning
-Research Affiliate, Center for Demography and Population Health
-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

Professor Coutts's CV

Florida State University
113 Collegiate Loop
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2280
(850) 644-5015
(850) 645-4841 (fax)


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.