About the Center

The Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health (CTECH) pursues research and innovation to support sustainable mobility of people and goods while preserving the environment and improving community health. It leverages behavioral and economic sciences, epidemiology, information technology, and environmental and transportation sciences and technologies to address critical issues falling under the FAST Act’s priority area of Preserving the Environment: greenhouse gas reduction, use of alternative fuels and energy technologies, environmentally responsible planning, and impacts of freight movement.

CTECH leverages the existing strength of partner universities to create an innovative, multidisciplinary education program capable of training a workforce that meets the complex challenges at the intersection of transportation, environment, and community health. Beyond the multidisciplinary curriculum designed in parallel with its research, the center administers CTECH pre-college programs to attract motivated undergraduates and high school seniors to transportation, particularly from underrepresented groups. CTECH pursues a wide range of technology transfer activities, from annual meetings to community events. Its strong organizational structure, advisory boards consisting of stakeholder representatives, and dedication to ongoing rigorous evaluation of its performance helps to ensure program efficacy.

Through multi-level, multidisciplinary and institutional collaborations, CTECH aims to advance transportation sustainability in its broader human and environmental contexts.

News and Events

Mayra Chavez won the UTEP CTECH Ph.D. Dissertation award

Mayra Chavez’s Ph.D. Dissertation title is Assessing Children’s Spatiotemporal Exposures to Transportation Pollutants in Near-Road Communities. Chavez is in the Li Research Group and her research addresses CTECH’s focus area of Behavior, Active Transportation,...

Hanjiro Ambrose receives UC Davis CTECH Ph.D. Dissertation Award

Hanjiro Ambrose was recently granted the UC Davis CTECH Ph.D. Dissertation Award. His dissertation is titled “Life Cycle Modelling of Technologies and Strategies for Pollution Abatement: A Study of Heavy Duty Vehicle Systems”. His research in the Kendall Group...