Torsha Bhattacharya, PhD

Director of Research
Rails to Trails Conservancy

Dr. Bhattacharya is the Director of Research at Rails to Trails Conservancy- the country’s largest trails and active-transportation advocacy organization. In her position here, she oversees research that support trail building, increased walking and bicycling among all sections of society. She is especially interested in the health, equity and sustainability impacts of active transportation and trails. Prior to her work here, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii, Manoa where she studied impacts of public transit accessibility to the local population and tourists. Dr. Bhattacharya completed her PhD from Florida State University.


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