Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, is Professor of Urban Policy and Health, Urban Policy Analysis & Management Program, Milano School for International Affairs, Management & Urban Policy, THE NEW SCHOOL for Public Engagement.
She is a former professor of clinical sociomedical sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, and professor of clinical psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, at Columbia University. Trained at Bryn Mawr College and Columbia University, she has conducted research on AIDS and other epidemics of poor communities and is interested in the links between the environment and mental health. Her research examines the mental health effects of environmental processes such as violence, segregation, and urban renewal.
She has published numerous articles and four books including Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It (2004), The House of Joshua: Meditations on Family and Place (1999), and coauthored Collective Consciousness and Its Discontents: Institutional Distributed Cognition, Racial Policy and Public Health in the United States (2008) and Homeboy Came to Orange: A Story of People's Power (2008). Her title Urban Alchemy was published in 2013 by New Village Press.
Read about how a sense of history and community tugged at the heart of Mindy Fullilove and pulled her back to the Jersey home she'd forsaken in How I Learned to Love My Hometown by Mindy Fullilove and Molly Rose Kaufman featured in YES! Magazine's Summer 2012 issue.
How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America, and What We Can Do About It
Root Shock examines three different U.S. cities to unmask the crippling results of decades-old disinvestment in communities of color and the urban renewal practices that ultimately destroyed these neighborhoods for the advantage of developers and the elite.
Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities
Mindy Thompson Fullilove presents ways to strengthen neighborhood connectivity and empower marginalized communities through investigation of urban segregation from a social health perspective. "Fullilove passionately demonstrates how, through an urbanity of inclusion, we can heal our fractured cities and make them whole again."
What We See|
Advancing the Observations of Jane Jacobs
An enlivening discussion of critical issues affecting our cities and economies, What We See revises the insights of urbanist-activist Jane Jacobs through the fresh observations of leading contemporary thinkers in many fields.