Chris S. Kochtitzky
Chris S. Kochtitzky is currently the Associate Director for Program Development in CDC’s Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services (DEEHS), which houses the Healthy Community Design Initiative and Healthy Homes Program. He has held several leadership roles at CDC, including being the Deputy Director of the National Center for Environmental Health's Office of Planning Evaluation and Legislation and Deputy Director of both CDC’s Division of Human Development & Disability and Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services. He has also served as a Leader for cross-agency work in the areas of healthy communities, healthy transportation, and healthy homes. Kochtitzky also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Emory University's School of Public Health and has guest-lectured at other schools including Florida State, Georgia Tech, and Ithaca College. Kochtitzky is a Member of the American Public Health Association, the National Environmental Health Association, and the American Planning Association. Over his career, his personal areas of research interest have included environmental public health law, environmental health services, and emergency preparedness for vulnerable populations. Most recently, he has focused on analyzing the impacts of local community design and built environment choices on public health. He has authored book chapters and journal articles, including in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and the American Journal of Public Health. He has presented to organizations such as the AARP Public Policy Institute, American Public Health Association, American Association on Health and Disability, and the Association of State Chronic Disease Directors. Kochtitzky received his M.S. degree from Florida State University in 1992, specializing in environmental planning. Upon completing his degree, he came to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s Office of Policy and External Affairs as a Presidential Management Fellow.
Biography Updated on 8 September 2011