Rachel Bennett

Program Manager

Email: RachelB_at_preventioninstitute_dot_org

Rachel Bennett, MPH, MURP, works to promote social justice through the framework of public health. As a Program Manager at Prevention Institute, Rachel does research, policy advocacy, trainings, and technical assistance related to healthy and equitable city and regional planning. She manages the Healthy, Equitable, Active Land Use Network (HEALU Network), a multi-sector collaborative working to achieve health equity through land use policies and practices in the nation’s second largest city and largest county, Los Angeles. Rachel has organized convenings on health equity, displacement, violence prevention, transportation safety, and other issues, and has co-authored several Prevention Institute publications including Healthy Development without Displacement, Strategic Opportunities to Achieve a Healthy, Equitable Land Use System in Los Angeles, and Community Safety by Design. Rachel earned dual Master’s degrees in Public Health and Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Davis. Prior to joining Prevention Institute, Rachel worked as a research and teaching assistant to Dr. Richard Jackson, a founder of the Built Environment and Health field; she also did research and policy advocacy with the UCLA Complete Streets Initiative, and coordinated international health programs with Seva Foundation.