Friedner D. Wittman, Ph.D., M. Arch., has over
thirty years' experience in community planning
for health and social services, environmental
design, and architectural programming. In addition
to his role as Program Director for the Community
Prevention Planning Program (CPPP), Dr. Wittman
is a Research Specialist at the Institute
for Study of Social Change (ISSC), University
of California, Berkeley. Prevention by Design
is a project of the CPPP, a nationally-recognized
program that focuses on training and research
in outcome-based planning, and on application
of environmental planning approaches to prevent
problems related to the retail, public, and social
availability of alcoholic beverages, tobacco,
and other drugs. Dr. Wittman is also the President
of CLEW Associates, a consulting firm that specializes
in environmental planning and community planning
for health and social services.
Dr. Wittman entered the prevention field as a
Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health
Service, 1967-1972, assigned to the Community
Mental Health Centers Construction Grant Program
of the National Institute of Mental Health. From
1973-1988, he maintained a private practice as
an architectural program consultant primarily
for alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health facilities.
From 1978-1988, he was a Research Specialist with
the Alcohol Research Group in Berkeley, California.
His work includes ten years with two National
Alcohol Research Centers funded by the National
Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
He also served on several NIAAA review committees
since 1972 and was a program consultant to NIAAA's
research demonstration grant program on homelessness
from 1985-1994. From 1983-1988, he was a Project
Director at the Prevention Research Center in
Berkeley, California. Dr. Wittman joined the ISSC
in and founded CLEW Associates in 1988. He also
acted as a consultant to the Prevention Enhancement
Protocols program of the Center for Substance
Abuse Prevention, US Department of Health and
Human Services from 1994-1998.
Dr. Wittman has written over 100 papers, reports,
monographs, and published articles. His subjects
include (1) environmental approaches to preventing
community-level problems of alcohol/drug availability,
and (2) policies, practices, and design of facilities
for alcohol/other drug recovery as well as treatment
of mental health disabilities. His education includes
a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley
College of Environmental Design (1983); an M.
Arch. from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate
School of Fine Arts in Philadelphia (1967); and
a B.A. in Philosophy from Swarthmore College,
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania (1964). Dr. Wittman and
his wife Ruth Ann Henderson Wittman reside in
Berkeley, California. They have two children.