Michelle Eichinger

  • Room 8A-40, NU-building

  • Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), De Boelelaan 1111

    1081 HV Amsterdam

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Michelle Eichinger is a Postdoctoral Research in the Department of Environmental Geography. Prior to earning her PhD, Michelle had a career in public health in the United States. She was administrator for the Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention Program for the Delaware Division of Public Health and Subject Matter Expert in Health in the Built Environment for the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Currently, Michelle coordinates the UrbanFOSC project which examines the effect of climate change and urbanisation in urban food systems which includes case studies in Algeria, Kenya and South Africa. In addition, Michelle applies Bayesian Network modelling to identify scenarios impacting the urban food system. She also incorporates factors of health impact in urban planning research. Michelle supervises MSc theses. 


Food Systems Planning; Food and Nutrition Security; Urban and Spatial Planning; Applied Epidemiology for Public Policy; Public Health; Health Geography; Modelling.


2021: PhD in Planning, Design and the Built Environment, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA.

2010: Master of Public Administration, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA.

2003: Master of Science in Health Promotion, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA.

2000: Bachelor of Science, Physical Education Studies
Major: Exercise and Sport Science, Exercise Physiology
Minor: Disabilities Studies
University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA.

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  • Orbis, Inc | Charlotte | | 2021-07-01 - present

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