Matthew Trowbridge


University Of Virginia School Of Medicine - Associate Professor, Associate Research Director


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Matthew Trowbridge is a physician, public health researcher, and Associate Professor at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine. Dr. Trowbridge’s academic research focuses on the impact of architecture, urban design, and transportation planning on public health.

Dr. Trowbridge is principal investigator for the Green Health Partnership between UVA and the U.S. Green Building Council ( This multi-year initiative, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, seeks to drive increased consideration of health and well-being outcomes within the real estate industry by applying green building principles and tools of market transformation. He is also co-directs the UVA human-centered design and medical innovation program which provides 1st year UVA medical students with training and hands-on experience applying design thinking methods to address top priority healthcare issues (

Dr. Trowbridge is board certified in both general pediatrics and preventive medicine and obtained his medical and public health training at Emory University. He lives in Charlottesville, VA where he is an avid cyclist, highly biased dad of the two most amazing daughters ever, and an unapologetic tech and design geek.

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