Ruth Lindberg, MPH, MUP
Health Impact Project
Ruth Lindberg is an officer for the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, designed to promote the use of health impact assessments (HIAs) and support the growth of the field in the United States. In this role, she leads the Project’s federal HIA and health in all policies work and oversees the Project’s evaluation efforts. She has conducted several HIAs to inform federal-level housing policies and food programs, including the designated housing rule, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Before joining the Health Impact Project, Ms. Lindberg served as a program manager for the National Center for Healthy Housing, where she led an HIA of a proposed freight intermodal facility in the state of Maryland and provided technical assistance support to healthy housing practitioners across the country. She also worked as the outreach and education coordinator for the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at the Rhode Island Department of Health, where she initiated and managed the Rhode Island Healthy Housing Collaborative and led the development of a hands-on training program for local nursing students in healthy homes assessment.
Ms. Lindberg has master’s degrees in urban planning and public health from the University of Washington and a bachelor of arts in community health from Brown University.