Joanna L. Lombard


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Joanna Lombard, AIA, LEED AP, is a registered architect (Florida) and Professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture with a joint appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine and is a 2019-2020 Abess Faculty Scholar in the Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Tulane University and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. At UM, she is a founding member of the Built-Environment Behavior & Health Research Group with funded projects in the area of neighborhood design and health, currently studying the impacts of streetscape-greening on Miami-Dade Medicare beneficiaries. She is author and co-author of articles, book chapters, and books (most recent book chapter: “The Landscape Design Principles of William Lyman Phillips in the First Heritage Parks,” in Building Eden, The Beginning of Miami-Dade County’s Visionary Park System, ed. by Rocco Ceo, Pineapple Press, 2018). She is co-leader of one of the eleven university-based teams selected as charter members of the American Institute of Architects Design & Health Research Consortium, and a member of the University of Miami U-LINK team exploring “Hyper-localism: Transforming the Paradigm for Climate Adaptation.”

She has worked with colleagues at UM’s Abess Center, Georgetown and Harvard universities to organize a colloquium on climate migration (graphic report). During the summer of 2018 she was a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action: Culture of Health delegation to the One Water Summit 2018, and with colleagues from the University of Minnesota and Portland State, she convened a discussion group on climate migration at the AIA 2018 Collaborative Research Summit. In March of 2019 she participated in Georgetown Climate Center’s Roundtable on Managed Retreat. In addition to teaching in UM’s School of Architecture’s Architecture and Urban Design Programs, she collaborated with colleagues at CLEO and Van Alen to develop and teach a 3-day workshop for the CLEO/Van Alen Institute Climate Design Lab and continues to work with The Nature Conservancy to advance the Miami Cities Program’s Allapattah: Resilient Health District + Wagner Creek Greenspace Project.


Health and Built Environment Committee, Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade, Vice-Chair:

Grove 2030 Parks Advisory Board:

National Recreation & Park Association, Board of Directors member:

Tulane School of Architecture Board of Advisors:

Public, Open-Access Journal, and Presentation:

Op-Ed w/Amy Clement:
“In South Florida, we need to transform our communities to address climate change and sea-level rise,” in “The Invading Sea,” Miami Herald, 25 May 2018 

Journal article with UM Built Environment Behavior & Health Research Group:
“Relationship of neighborhood greenness to mental health outcomes in 249,405 U.S. Medicare beneficiaries,” Kefeng Wang, Joanna Lombard, Tatjana Rundek, Chuanhui Dong, Carolina Marinovic, Gutierrez, Margaret M. Byrne, Matthew Toro, Maria Nardi, Jack Kardys, José Szapocznik, Scott C. Brown, Journal of the American Heart Association. Vol.8(6), 19 March 2019

Panelist, SxSW “Getting a Good Return on Our Health Investments,”
Moderator, Erin Hagan (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), with co- panelists Jennifer Otten (University of Washington) and Atheendar Venkataramani (University of Pennsylvania), 10 March 2019


Graphic Report