SUZANNE HOLT BALLARD, PH.D.
Behavioral scientist, and an innovation psychologist, specializing in the design.
Suzanne is a behavioral scientist, and an innovation psychologist, specializing in the design, creation and evaluation of policy, programs, courses, interventions, departments, platforms and labs. She is the Professor of Culture, Epistemology and Medicine at Ohio University in the US, and co-founder of Future Cities Lab and Rise.Health Solutions. She designed the international project, PULSE (Participatory Urban Living for Sustainable Environments), funded by the European Commission, and undertaken in the EU, US and SE Asia.
Suzanne has domain expertise in urbanism, sustainability, community, resilience and design. She specializes in the nexus between media, technology, and the built environment. Suzanne is recognized by the American Psychological Association (APA) as one of America’s leading social scientists in the field of design and cities.
Suzanne has an extensive background in scholarship, consultancy and policy development regarding issues that impact cities. The goal of all her professional endeavors is to work toward future-proofing the city on all levels: individual; social; cultural; economic; and environmental.