M.P.H., Institute of Public Health at Georgia State University
B.A., Cornell University
Michelle Marcus Rushing is a research associate II at the Georgia Health Policy Center. She is a specialist in health impact assessment (HIA), health promotion, community-based participatory research, and environmental health. In her position, she conducts HIA projects, training, and technical assistance. Michelle also prepares research on links between the built environment and human health. She previously conducted two major HIAs with funding from the Health Impact Project – one focusing on the Aerotropolis Atlanta Brownfield Redevelopment Project and the other focusing on the Atlanta Regional Plan 2040. Additionally, she has led HIA training sessions for the Georgia Department of Public Health, city and regional planners, and local public health districts. She currently chairs the Environment, Transit, Trails, and Transportation task force on the BeltLine Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee. Michelle received her Master of Public Health from the Institute of Public Health at Georgia State University in 2008, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Cornell University.