UK Expert to Speak on Health Impact Assessment

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Dr. Jennifer Mindell from University College London in the United Kingdom will speak at the first Healthy Places Research Group meeting of the academic year. She will talk about the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) she helped conduct for the congestion pricing program in London.

Initially opposed by many community leaders, the results of the HIA went on to weigh heavily in the decision making process for the program and played a role in the virtual institutionalization of the HIA in London.

Dr. Mindell is Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London (UCL). Her main role is to lead the team from UCL working on the Health Survey for England, the Scottish Health Survey, and the UK-wide Low Income Diet and Nutrition Survey.

She was previously Deputy Director of the London Health Observatory, the national lead regional public health observatory for inequalities, where she led programs on health impact assessment, web-based knowledge management, and access to and use of non-routinely available data, such as from private healthcare providers. She was also an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London, where she worked on methods to quantify health impacts of policies outside the health services.

The main focus of her research for the past decade has been in the field of health impact assessment (HIA). Her particular areas of interest are policies that
affect determinants of health and of inequalities, particularly transport and air quality management; improving the evidence-base for HIA; quantifying health impacts; and the use of path diagram analysis.

Dr. Mindell will speak to HPRG on Wednesday, September 6, 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, 760 Spring Street, Suite 213, Atlanta, GA 30308. Directions are available at There is no fee for this event.


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  • Created By: Joanie Chembars
  • Created: 08/14/2006
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016


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