Rebecca Morley, MPP


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Washington, DC

Rebecca Morley is a passionate advocate for and expert in improving the health of underserved places and populations. The substance of her work is on the factors outside of the health care system that affect health—such as the places people live, work, and play and people’s ability to access the services and supports they need to thrive. Most recently, Ms. Morley was Director of the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts. Ms. Morley was director of the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) between 2002 and 2014, where she led efforts to create safer and healthier environments for all people, with a special focus on children and communities that are disproportionately burdened by environmental public health risks. Previously, Ms. Morley worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and in the United States Senate where she was responsible for major children's environmental health laws and regulations. Ms. Morley has authored and edited numerous publications, including the book "Healthy & Safe Homes: Research, Practice, and Policy." She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a graduate of Achieving Excellence, a joint leadership program of NeighborWorks America and Harvard University.

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