Darija Wiswell is the project manager for the Allegheny County Health Department’s Safe and Healthy Communities Program. This program seeks to improve land use, zoning and community design to enhance the health and safety of Allegheny County residents. Ms.Wiswell  brings her experience in health and nutrition to the subject of the built environment to make healthy lifestyle choices easier. She believes strongly that improving access to non-car transportation could make some of the greatest strides in preventable chronic diseases such as heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and obesity. Ms.Wiswell strives to incorporate walking, bussing and biking into her regular routine. She has a B.S. in Nutrition from Bradley University in Illinois and is a registered dietitian.