Sagar Shah, PhD, AICP,  is Planning and Community Health Center Manager at the American Planning Association. In this role, he currently leads applied research projects connecting urban planning and public health at the APA. His research interest includes investigating the role planners can play in creating healthy communities with emphasis on health equity. In addition to research, he has a passion for data analysis and teaching. Dr. Shah holds a PhD in Regional Development Planning from the University of Cincinnati and a Master’s degree in Planning from the University of Southern California.