Articles & Reports

Recent journal articles on health impact assessment practice in the U.S., including articles from outside the U.S. with information on issues particularly relevant to HIA in the U.S.


Committee on Health Impact Assessment of the National Academy of Sciences; National Research Council of the National Academies. 2011. Improving Health in the United States: The Role of Health Impact Assessment. The National Academics Press.

Gottlieb L, Egerter S, Braveman P. 2011. Issue Brief Series: Exploring the Social Determinants of Health: Health Impact Assessment: A Tool for Promoting Health in All Policies. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Nazelle A, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Anto JM, Brauer M, Briggs D, Braun-Fahrlander C, Cavill N, Cooper AR, Desqueyroux H, Fruin S, Hoek G, Panis LI, Janssen N, Jerrett M, Joffe M, Andersen ZJ, Kempen E, Kingham S, Kubesch N, Leyden KM, Marshall JD, Matamala J, Mellios G, Mendez M, Nassif H, Ogilvie D, Peiro R, Perez K, Rabl A, Ragettli M, Rodriguez D, Rojas D, Ruiz P, Sallis JG, Teroert J, Toussaint JF, Toumisto J, Zuurbier M, Lebret E. 2011. Improving health through policies that promote active travel: a review of evidence to support integrated health impact assessment. Environmental International. 37:766-77

Wernham A. 2011. Health impact assessments are needed in decision making about environmental and land-use policy. Health Affairs. 30(5):947-56.


Lhachimi SK, Nusselder WJ, Boshuizen HC, Mackenbach JP. 2010.  Standard tool for quantification in health impact assessment a review.   Am J Prev Med. 38(1):78-84.


Briggs DJ, Sabel CE, Lee K.  2009.   Uncertainty in epidemiology and health risk and impact assessment.  Environ Geochem Health 31(2):189-203.

Collins J, Koplan JP.  2009.  Health impact assessment: a step toward health in all policies. JAMA 302(9):946.;302/3/315

Kuo T, Jarosz CJ, Simon P, Fielding JE.  2009.  Menu labeling as a potential strategy for combating the obesity epidemic: a health impact assessment.  Am J Public Health 99(9):1680-6.

O'Connell E, Hurley F.  2009.  A review of the strengths and weaknesses of quantitative methods used in health impact assessment.  Public Health 123(4):306-10.

Schram-Bijkerk D, van Kempen E, Knol AB, Kruize H, Staatsen B, van Kamp I.  2009.   Quantitative health impact assessment of transport policies: two simulations related to speed limit reduction and traffic re-allocation in the Netherlands.   Occup Environ Med 66(10):691-8.

Wise M, Harris P, Harris-Roxas B, Harris E.  2009.  The role of health impact assessment in promoting population health and health equity.  Health Promot J Austr. 20(3):172-9.


Bhatia R, Wernham A. 2008. Integrating Human Health into Environmental Impact Assessment: An Unrealized Opportunity for Environmental Health and Justice.  Environmental Health Perspectives 116(8).

Farhang L, Bhatia R, Scully CC, Corburn J, Gaydos M, Malekafzali S.  2008.  Creating tools for healthy development: case study of San Francisco's Eastern Neighborhoods Community Health Impact Assessment. J Public Health Manag Pract. 14(3):255-65.

Dannenberg AL, Bhatia R, Cole BL, Heaton SK, Feldman JD, Rutt CD.  2008. Use of health impact assessment in the U.S.: 27 case studies, 1999-2007. Am J Prev Med. 34(3):241-56.

Patz J, Campbell-Lendrum D, Gibbs H, Woodruff R.  2008. Health impact assessment of global climate change: expanding on comparative risk assessment approaches for policy making.  Annu Rev Public Health. 29:27-39.


Bhatia R.  2007. Protecting health using an environmental impact assessment: a case study of San Francisco land use decisionmaking. Am J Public Health. 97(3):406-13.

Cole BL, Fielding JE. Health impact assessment: a tool to help policy makers understand health beyond health care. Annu Rev Public Health. 2007;28:393-412.

Corburn J, Bhatia R. 2007.  Health impact assessment in San Francisco: Incorporating the social determinants of health into environmental planning.  Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 50(3):323-341.