Carolyn McAndrews

Position title: 4W Director of Sustainable Transportation and Inclusive Mobility


Phone: (608) 265-3182

201 Music Hall

Carolyn McAndrews

Carolyn (Carey) McAndrews is an associate professor in the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her fields of research are transportation planning, policy, and design.

Her research seeks to understand how emerging health, safety, and environmental goals become part of mainstream transportation decision making. Equity is central to these goals, and her research analyzes the distribution of transportation’s health impacts, as well as how people organize to influence transportation decision making.

Dr. McAndrews received her doctorate in city and regional planning with a designated emphasis in global metropolitan studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her prior training includes degrees in economics (BA Brown University), urban planning (MCP UC Berkeley), and transportation engineering (MS UC Berkeley). In 2010–2012 she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars Program in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Current topics in her research and teaching include:

  • Arterial corridors, transportation technologies, and public health
  • Transportation behavior and policy
  • Smart parking and public management
  • Physical activity, workplaces, and worker health
  • Evaluation of walking and cycling programs
  • Transportation injury prevention for all types of road users
  • Public participation in transportation decision making
  • Leadership in transportation

Affiliations:Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture