Jonathan Heller

Position title: Interim Director, Evidence-Based Health Policy Project

Email: jheller7@wisc.edu

Jonathan Heller recently joined the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin as a Senior Health Equity Fellow. He is the co-founder and until 2020 was the co-director of Human Impact Partners, a national non-profit focused on bringing the power of public health to campaigns and movements for a just society. Under Jonathan‘s leadership for 14 years, Human Impact Partners became a national public health leader focused on changing policies related to the social determinants of health by: supporting community organizing groups and campaigns with research and advocacy; conducting leadership development, capacity building, and political education with public health agencies; organizing the public health community; and supporting narrative change initiatives. HIP is credited for advancing a focus on equity and community power building within public health. Jonathan received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and doctorate from University of California, Berkeley, and he served in the Peace Corps in Papua New Guinea. Jonathan is a co-founder and past president of the Society of Practitioners of Health Impact Assessment (SOPHIA) and serves on the board of Community Change.