We at PRA (Park Rx America) believe that nature-rich areas should be accessible to all, and incorporated into our daily routines. Spending time in and around nature is the single most important first-step to improving both human and planetary health. PRA is committed to educating healthcare professionals and the public, and to providing the tools to meet each individual's unique needs.
PRA would like to acknowledge that Washington DC (and surrounding area) is the traditional territories of numerous indigenous peoples, including the Nacotchtank (Anacostan), Piscataway, Pamunkey, Nentego (Nanichoke), Mattaponi, Chickahominy, Monacan, and Powhatan peoples.
Dr. Robert Zarr, MD, MPH
Founder & Medical Director
Robert is a physician researcher and public health pediatrician based at Unity Health Care, Inc. He has provided medical attention to BIPOC and immigrant populations for more than 20 years. Robert is also a certified nature and forest therapy guide. You will often find him walking or hiking on nearby trails and spending time near his neighborhood trees.
Dr. Stacy Beller Stryer, M.D.
Associate Medical Director
Dr. Beller Stryer is a board-certified pediatrician working for the federal government and the Maryland task force Project Green Classrooms. She previously developed health promotion/disease prevention programs for the Indian Health Service and Revolution Health, an online healthcare website. She will find any excuse to be outside hiking, biking, or camping.
Chief Technology Officer
Matthew is a DC native "full-stack" developer with knowledge in both front-end to back-end software development. He believes in coding for a cause and finding ways to make technology easy and accessible.