Jennifer Whittaker MUP

Jenny Whittaker is a clinical research coordinator at PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Ms. Whittaker provides qualitative and mixed-method research support across multiple projects.
Prior to joining PolicyLab, Ms. Whittaker was a research associate with the Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab where she conducted research on the role of local government policy and planning in facilitating sustainable food systems and healthy communities. She received her Masters in Urban and Regional Planning, concentrating in research methods, from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Her research and professional interests include addressing health equity, rural development and health, and community-based participatory action research. She is dedicated to working at the intersection of planning and public health to create communities that allow people to live full and healthy lives.