Jill Litt is an assistant professor of environmental health in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Colorado School of Public Health and the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Litt received her PhD in environmental health and public policy from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has extensive experience in the area of urban environmental health working over the past decade in the neighborhoods of Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston and Denver on a variety of issues related to the built environment and health including urban brownfields cleanup and redevelopment, lead poisoning, residential demolition, environmental justice, chemical risk assessment, and most recently, housing, community gardens and local food systems. As an interdisciplinary researcher, Dr. Litt utilizes the methods of community-based participatory research, epidemiology, risk assessment, and ethnography to study the relationships between residential environments and health. Dr. Litt is currently the Concentration Director for MPH in Environmental Health at the CSPH and is Past Chair of the Environment Section of the American Public Health Association. She is also active in local organizations and is a Board of Directors member for Groundwork Denver Inc., a local non-profit dedicated to the revitalization of urban neighborhoods and Denver Urban Gardens, a local non-profit dedicated to growing community one garden at a time.