MaryAnn Sorensen Allacci, PhD, is the Research Project Coordinator for the Rutgers Center for Green building, and a member of NJ Health Impact Collaborative. She received her PhD in Environmental Psychology from the Graduate School & University Center at The City University of New York and focuses on human-environment relationships and sustainability. Her specific interests are in affordable housing design, and environmental health risk factors for chronic disease, including asthma, for which she is published. Her work emphasizes post-occupancy evaluation that addresses sustainability from the three pillars of social well-being, environmental impact, and economic performance. MaryAnn teaches Environment and Behavior at the New York School of Interior Design, where she has also served as the Faculty Liaison for Community Service Collaboration. Additionally, she serves as the Board President of Projects for Environmental Health, Knowledge, & Action, Inc., a non-profit organization with a focus on improving human and environmental well-being through the built environment.