Dr. Samuel Dennis is a geographer, landscape architect, and the Research Director of the Environmental Design Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His work focuses on understanding and creating outdoor environments that support human health and wellbeing. Dr. Dennis has published on community mapping, landscape experience, obesity prevention, and participatory community design. He is currently Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for Landscape Architecture in the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture at UW-Madison. He has affiliate appointments in Environmental Studies and Family Medicine and Community Health.