Morteza Asgarzadeh

Research Fellow

Department of Environmental Health

Other Affiliations

Chief Research Fellow, Center for Injury Epidemiology , Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety


Dr. Asgarzadeh considers the built environment as an exposure in his health-related research. He focuses on developing healthy environments that feature less stressful elements and encourage various forms of physical activity especially bicycling. He has over 10 years of experience designing and constructing, consulting, and conducting research on the properties of the built environments. In his Ph.D. research in the Department of Architecture at Tokyo University, he studied the intersection of health, Environment and Behavior (relationships between human behavior and the natural and built environment) and Urban Design (process of designing and shaping cities and towns). Dr. Asgarzadeh has extensive training in GIS and has used his skills to study heat islands in Tokyo and bicycle injuries in the United States. He partners with individuals in public health and related fields to find ways of building safer and more attractive environments for people to live and have meaningful physical activity.


Ph.D (Architecture), Tokyo University

M.P.H, Harvard School of Public Health