Todd Courtenay

Global Health Undergraduate Programs, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences


PhD, Geography, UW-Madison

Todd currently serves as the Associate Director for the Global Health Undergraduate Programs at UW-Madison.  His undergraduate degree was in International Studies and Spanish from the University of Oregon, and his MS and PhD is in human and urban geography from the University of Wisconsin.  He has taught courses on globalization, human geography, environmental conservation, and urban geography, and his research areas have explored the history of urban planning in relation to public health, tourism, and archaeology.  He is especially interested in the intersections between public health and urban planning, and how the form and function of cities in our rapidly urbanizing planet shape health outcomes across the globe.  Todd has lived and worked for extended periods in Costa Rica, Italy, and Germany.