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Associate Professor
Environmental Studies

Office:  SEEC S214

Research Interests:

  • Neighborhood environments and health
  • Risk assessment
  • Environmental justice
  • Community-based participatory research.


Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University


Dr. Litt is an Associate Professor of Environmental Health in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. 
Dr. Litt received her PhD in environmental health and public policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  She has experience in the area of urban environmental health and neighborhood design. She has worked over the past decade in the neighborhoods of Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston and Denver on a variety of issues related to neighborhoods and environment 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. During 2016-2017, Dr. Litt was a visiting scholar at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health. Currently, Dr. Litt is PI of a 4-year community-level clinical trial in Denver, entitled Community Activation for Prevention (CAPS), which aims to evaluate the effectiveness of community gardens in improving diet, physical activity, and physical wellbeing. The study is funded by the American Cancer Society (2017-2020).

A Note to Prospective Graduate Students

Dr. Litt is currently not accepting any new graduate applications at this time.