Although Health Impact Assessments (HIA) have been used in Europe for some time, they are just now emerging as a powerful tool in the US. HIA provides decision-makers with information about how any policy, program or project may affect the health of people. Join Dialogue4Health (D4H) for an interactive Web Forum that brings together well known experts from across the country who will share perspectives from city planning, local government, community, and the Centers for Disease Control.


Gil Kelley

Senior Research Fellow

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies

Portland, OR

  • Lincoln Loeb Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy,

Gil Kelley is an urban and strategic planning consultant based in Portland, OR advising city, county and regional governments on strategies for addressing climate change, sustainable urban development and organizational aspects of local planning and development functions. Prior to this, Gil served as Director of Planning for the City of…

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Rajiv Bhatia, MD, MPH

Director, Occupational and Environmental Health

San Francisco Department of Public Health

San Francisco, CA

Rajiv Bhatia has served as the Director of Occupational and Environmental Health for the San Francisco Department of Public Health since 1998. Trained in medicine, epidemiology, and environmental health, he has developed and implemented environmental health policy for San Francisco and broadened his agency’s environmental health practice to extend to…

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Jonathan Heller, PhD

Director and Co-Founder

Human Impact Partners

Oakland, CA

Under Jonathan's leadership, Human Impact Partners has become a national leader on research, advocacy, and capacity building focused on changing policies related to the social determinants of health, with a strong reputation for its commitment to equity and community empowerment. Since co-founding HIP, Jonathan has used a public health lens…

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Andrew Dannenberg, MD, MPH

Team Lead, Healthy Community Design Initiative in the National Center for Environmental Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Atlanta, GA

Andrew Dannenberg, MD, MPH, is Team Lead for the Healthy Community Design Initiative and Associate Director for Science in the Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services in the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Dr. Dannenberg oversees activities in…

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Jennifer Lucky, MPH

Research Associate

Human Impact Partners

Oakland, CA

Jennifer Lucky, MPH, is a Research Associate at Human Impact Partners. In addition to conducting Health Impact Assessments, Jennifer currently leads HIP’s HIA Training program, which aims to build capacity among community organizations, public agencies and other stakeholders to conduct HIA and apply findings and recommendations to effectively bring health…

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Matthew Marsom

Vice President, Public Policy and Programs

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

As Vice President for Public Policy and Programs for the Public Health Institute (PHI), Matthew works to advance and support the public policy goals of the organization’s domestic and global health programs. He is responsible for designing and implementing strategy for monitoring and influencing public policy, legislation and regulations affecting…

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