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Ruth Lindberg Project Director

Ruth Lindberg directs the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The project highlights how health is directly influenced by social and economic factors, such as employment, housing, and education.

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Mimi Majumdar Narayan Officer

Debarati “Mimi” Majumdar Narayan is an officer with the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts that encourages state, local, and national organizations to consider health in decisions across sectors. Majumdar Narayan leads research efforts and provides strategic guidance on community-based initiatives designed to improve health outcomes. Prior to her work at Pew, she had her own consulting firm as a health impact assessment practitioner and was an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University. She holds a doctorate in environmental design and planning from Arizona State.

Emily Bever Senior Associate

Emily Bever provides support to the Health Impact Project’s grantee partners, plans and executes convenings, and contributes to the growth of the health impact assessment field through the Society of Practitioners of Health Impact Assessment. Prior to joining the project in 2013, Bever was the assistant for the Center for Military Health Policy Research at the Rand Corp. Bever holds a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Stefanie Carignan Senior Associate

Stefanie Carignan is a senior associate with the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. She leads the project’s efforts to pilot health notes in partnership with state and local legislatures and maintains the cross-sector toolkit for health—an online database of health impact assessments and other resources to advance health in decision-making across sectors. Carignan holds a bachelor’s degree in political studies and Latin American and Iberian studies from Bard College and a master’s in human rights and humanitarian action from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).