Elizabeth Garland, MD, MS is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Environmental Medicine and Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is the Director of the Division of Preventive Medicine and Community Health in the Department of Environmental Medicine and has been the Director of the Mount Sinai General Preventive Medicine Residency for 23 years. Dr. Garland has worked in the East Harlem community since 1981, focusing on pediatric health disparities; especially asthma, immunizations and obesity. She examined the positive role of home-based interventions and remediation on reducing asthma exacerbations. She recently published a study in the South Bronx demonstrating that moving to Green affordable housing significantly improves asthma symptoms and decreases urgent health care utilization. This led to multiple partnerships on evaluating active design strategies in affordable housing to improve health and wellbeing, and is a leader of research on the built environment. She directs the NYC site of a 7-year multi-city prospective study on green affordable housing and health. In 2015, Dr. Garland won the Steven Hooker Award for outstanding physical activity research in national award recognition of her research on active design in affordable housing.