Rebecca Morley directs the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Health Impact Project is a national initiative designed to promote the use of health impact assessments (HIAs) as a decision-making tool for policymakers.
Before joining Pew, Morley served as the executive director of the National Center for Healthy Housing, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating healthy and safe housing for children. She led the center’s recovery work in the Gulf Coast region following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and launched and chaired the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition—a multidisciplinary collaboration of non-profits advocating for better quality housing and neighborhoods for the nation’s families.
Previously, Morley worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and in the United States Senate, where she played a key role in negotiating major environmental health laws and regulations. She has an undergraduate environmental science degree from Nazareth College of Rochester and a master's degree in public policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology.