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Yeeli
Mui
,
PhD

Assistant Professor
Yeeli Mui

Departmental Affiliations

Primary
Division
Human Nutrition

Yeeli Mui, PhD '17, MPH, examines how urban planning affects healthy food access, including land ownership, transportation, and community development.

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E2539
Baltimore
Maryland
21205
US        

Research Interests

food systems planning; food equity; community health; local government; food policy; obesity prevention; health disparities
Experiences & Accomplishments
Education
PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2017
MPH
Yale University
2010
BS
University of California, Irvine
2008
Overview
My scholarship is driven by a focus to advance health equity through the lens of planning for food systems and healthy communities. I use mixed-methods to examine the structural roots driving disparities in healthy food access and nutrition related problems. To inform more sustainable solutions and policy, I work in partnership with civil society actors and government agencies to build on community assets and strengths. As part of a multi-country project in the Global South, I lead an interdisciplinary research team to mitigate food and health inequities of small-scale farmers experiencing urbanization and climate change pressures in Kerala, India. In the US context, I directed a study to strengthen linkages between neighborhood revitalization efforts and community health through more place- and health-conscious redevelopment strategies in Baltimore, MD.
Honors & Awards
2019- Bloomberg Endowed Professorship of American Health in Obesity and the Food System 2012-2017 Brown Community Health Scholars Program
Select Publications
More recent publications:
  • Mui Y, Khojasteh M, Judelsohn A, Sirwatka A, Kelly S, Gooch P, Raja S. Planning for regional food equity. Journal of the American Planning Association (in press).
  • Mui Y, Hodgson K, Khojasteh M, Raja S. Rejoining the planning and public health fields: Leveraging comprehensive plans to strengthen food systems in an urban versus rural jurisdiction. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. 2018; 8(B):73-93.