Maggie Grabow (Koszewski) is a Complementary and Integrative Health Research (CIHR) Fellow in the School of Medicine and Public Health’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the UW Global Health Institute. She works on issues surrounding the built environment and health.
Grabow completed her Ph.D. in environment and resources in 2013 from the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and completed her Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Land Resources from UW-Madison in 2010 and 2007, respectively.
Grabow’s efforts have focused on quantifying and understanding the many health and climate co-benefits of transforming communities to support bicycling and walking opportunities, as well as understanding and evaluating the many predictors of active transportation behaviors. As a CIHR Fellow, she devotes some of her time to the Mindful Climate Action study, led by Dr. Bruce Barrett, which is an education and behavior change program designed to help people reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint while enhancing personal health and happiness. She is also working to advance the notion of “lifestyle prescriptions,” in which medical providers advise lifestyle options such as prescriptions for bikeshare memberships or fruit and vegetable Community Supported Agriculture shares (CSA).