Health isn’t just shaped by hospitals and physician’s offices. It starts in our homes, schools, and communities. From the walkability of our neighborhoods to the availability of affordable and nutritious food, our health is shaped by our access and opportunity as much as it is shaped by our personal decisions. Equity of that access is a universal human right and a goal we should strive for in designing all policy.
Justin Morgan is a research analyst in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute. His research interests include health disparities, chronic disease prevention in marginalized communities, the social determinants of health, and community engaged methods.
Morgan joined Urban from American University, where he graduated with a BS in public health and a certificate in community-based research.