Meghan Winters is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU), and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar. She leads the Cities Health and Active Transportation Research (CHATR) lab, with a research program focused on how community design impacts how people get around and connect with each other. She is a population health intervention researcher, with topics spanning span smart cities to public bike share, social connectedness to school travel, vision zero to age-friendly cities. In partnership with cities and stakeholders, she aims to address real-world challenges, and provide evidence on ways that cities and their infrastructure can play a role in promoting healthy and safe transportation, for people of all ages and abilities.
She holds funding from CIHR, SSHRC, the City of Vancouver, BC Clean Air Research Foundation, and the Bullitt Foundation, amongst others. She leads a CIHR team grant INTErventions, Research, and Action in Cities Team (INTERACT) uncovering how the design of our cities is shaping the health and well-being of Canadians from coast to coast.