PRACTITIONER WORKSHOP 2021

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Please join us for the virtual 2021 SOPHIA Practitioner Workshop!


Dates: December 1-2, 2021

Time: 11 am – 1 pm ET each day

Location: Online (links will be sent each morning of the workshop)

We look forward to seeing you online to explore the evolution of health impact assessment practice over SOPHIA’s 10 year history, and explore the future of HIA, HiAP, and implications for SOPHIA.


December 1

11 am ET Welcome from Sandra Whitehead, Assistant Professor and Director at the Sustainable Urban Planning Program and George Washington University; SOPHIA President


(virtual) Social Time


Panel Conversation: The Past and Present. Exploring recent trends in HIA practice

Speakers: Ruth Lindberg, Project Director, Health Impact Project; Keshia Pollack Porter, Vice Dean for Faculty, Johns Hopkins University

Facilitated by Sandra Whitehead, Assistant Professor and Director at the Sustainable Urban Planning Program and George Washington University; SOPHIA President 


Lightning Talks

Bringing HIA to Brownfields, Samantha Shattuck, Public Health Specialist, Pegasus Technical Services, c/o EPA ORD

Evolution of HIA at Los Angeles County Public Health, Will Nicholas, Director, Center for Health Impact Evaluation, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.


December 2

11 am ET Welcome from Tatiana Lin, Team Leader for Population Health, Kansas Health Institute; SOPHIA president, 2014-2016


Panel Conversation: The Future of HIA and HiAP. Explore where the field is potentially headed with three practitioners that have adapted HIA-like tools to their community and organizational contexts

Speakers: Judy Goforth Parker, Commissioner of Health Policy, The Chickasaw Nation; Abe Moland, Health and Transportation Impact Planner, Clackamas County; Hannah Hardy, Manager Chronic Disease &Injury Prevention Program, Allegheny County Health Department

Facilitated by Sandra Whitehead, Assistant Professor and Director at the Sustainable Urban Planning Program and George Washington University; SOPHIA President

Lightning Talks

The Road from HIA to Story Map at the Intersection of Green Infrastructure and Health, Justicia Rhodus, Assistant On-site Technical Manager/HIA Support Lead, Pegasus Technical Services c/o U.S. EPA

Hosting a Health Impact Assessment Case Competition, Kim Khoo, MPH, Medical Student and Research Trainee, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


SOPHIA Call to Action



Register to join us!

Registration levels are by SOPHIA membership status. Log in to check your membership status.


Please contact SOPHIA’s coordinator Oma (coordinator@hiasociety.org) with any questions.


Many thanks to our sponsors!

ASTHO ™ - The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials



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