Brian Cole

A Short Biography:

Brian Cole, Dr.P.H., is program manager and lead analyst for the Health Impact Assessment Group at the UCLA School of Public Health, conducting and providing technical assistance on HIAs on a wide range of public policies and projects, including Living Wage Ordinances, urban redevelopment, school programs and transportation projects. Overlapping this work in HIA, Dr. Cole is also engaged in research on the environmental determinants of physical activity in school, workplace and community settings. He teaches courses in school-based health education and community organization for public health promotion. He earned his Doctor of Public Health degree from the UCLA School of Public Health and Bachelor degrees in Environmental Science and Biology from Washington State University.

Work Titles
UCLA Assistant Professor In-Residence, Environmental Health Sciences Assistant Professor In-Residence, Health Equity
Dr.P.H., Community Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles
M.P.H., Health Education and International Population & Family Health, University of California, Los Angeles

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UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
650 Charles E. Young Drive South, 5127 Life Sciences
Los Angeles, CA 90095


A selected list of publications:

Yancey AK, Cole, BL, McCarthy WJ   A graphical, computer-based decision-support tool to help decision makers evaluate policy options relating to physical activitiy, Am J Prev Med, 2010; 39(3): 273-9.
Yancey AK, Cole BL, Brown R, Williams JD, Hillier A, Kline RS, Ashe M, Grier SA, Backman D, McCarthy WJ   A cross-sectional prevalence study of ethnically targeted and general audience outdoor obesity-related advertising, Milbank Q, 2009; 87(1): 155-84.
Hillier A, Cole BL, Smith TE, Yancey AK, William JD, Greier SA, McCarthy WJ   Clustering of unhealthy outdoor advertisements around child-serving institutions: A comparison of three cities, Health Place, 2009; 15(4): 935-45.
Dannenberg AL, Bhatia R, Cole BL, Heaton SK, Feldman JD, Rutt CD   Use of Health Impact Assessment in the United States: 27 Case Studies, 1999-2007, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2008; .
Cole BL, Fielding JE   Health impact assessment: A tool to help policy makers understand health beyond healthcare , Annual Review of Public Health, 2007; (28): 393-412.
Dannenberg AL, Bhatia R, Cole BL, et al.   Growing the Field of Health Impact Assessment in the United States: An Agenda for Research and Practice , American Journal of Public Health, 2006; 96(2): 262-270.
Rutt CD, Pratt M, Dannenberg AL, Cole BL   Connecting health professionals: Health Impact Assessment, Places, 2005; 17(1): 86-87.
Cole BL, Shimkhada R, Fielding JE, Kominski G, Morgenstern H   Methodologies for realizing the potential of health impact assessment, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2005; 28(4): 382-389.
Cole BL, Shimkhada R, Morgenstern H, Kominski G, Fielding JE, Wu S   The projected health impact of the Los Angeles City Living Wage Ordinance, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 2005; (59): 645-650.
Cole BL, Wilhelm M, Long PV, Fielding JE, Kominski G, Morgenstern H   Prospects for Health Impact Assessment in the United States: New and Improved Environmental Impact Assessment or Something Different?, J Health Politics, Policy and Law, 2004; 26(4): 1153-1186.
Cole BL, Brown MP   Action on worksite health and safety problems: A follow-up survey of workers participating in a hazardous waste worker training program, Am J Ind Med, 1996; 30(6): 703-743.
Cole BL, Shatkin JP, Delp L, Brown MP   A cross-sectional survey of workers and their training needs at 29 hazardous waste sites, Applied Occup and Env Hygiene, 1994; 9(9): 605-611.
Li VC, Cole BL, Zhang SZ, Chen CZ   HIV-related knowledge and attitudes among medical students in China, AIDS Care, 1993; 5(3): 305-312.

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