Over the past six years Kimberley Hodgson's work has focused on the research and design of healthy, sustainable communities. As Manager of the Planning and Community Health Research Center at the American Planning Association, Ms. Hodgson works closely with a network of planning, health, and food policy researchers, organizations and institutions in the research and development of healthy, sustainable communities. She manages several research projects and engages in multiple outreach and education activities, which focus on the integration of community health issues into contemporary urban and regional planning practice. In addition, she has co-taught graduate courses in the Department of Urban Affairs & Planning at Virginia Tech on the overlap between planning, sustainability, nutrition, food policy and public health. Prior to her work with APA, she assisted in the development of the City of Alexandria's sustainability vision and plan, providing the City with expertise in community health and food systems. She has also worked extensively in the research, development and implementation of a variety of food policy and nutrition programs targeting youth and young adults in New York City, Boston and Southwest Virginia—farm to school, school wellness policy, nutrition education, nutrition communication, and health promotion. Kimberley received a Master of Science degree in Food Policy & Applied Nutrition with a concentration in Nutrition Education from Tufts University and a Master of Urban & Regional Planning degree with a specialization in community health and food systems planning from Virginia Tech. She is also a Registered Dietitian.