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AUS professor joins Professional Association for Transport and Health board
An AUS faculty member from the College of Engineering has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the newly formed Professional Association for Transport and Health (PATH), based in the US. Dr. Ghassan Abu-Lebdeh, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, has been active with the group since its inception and its inaugural conference on transport and health three years ago.
Speaking about his appointment, Dr. Abu-Lebdeh said, "I am honored to be selected to the team that will guide the organic growth of this new association. PATH was created to give shape to transport and public health and to move it forward as a discipline."
A newly formed global professional association, PATH is a platform for cross-disciplinary and multi-sector professionals working at the intersection of transport and health. The aim of PATH is to share information, exchange ideas, and foster collaboration to improve health and well-being within communities by advocating for the integration of health in the urban and transport agenda.
Dr. Robert J. Houghtalen, Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, said, "I am sure Dr. Abu-Lebdeh will have a lot to contribute to this organization dedicated to the health, safety and welfare of the public, which is the first cannon in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Code of Ethics."
The main objective of PATH is building a systematic problem-solving approach addressing the interaction between all factors influencing the design and development of urban planning and transportation infrastructure projects. PATH adheres to this by promoting the collaboration between cross-disciplinary professionals while providing the platform of sharing information and ideas.