Devan Morris is a Data Analyst and Cartographer for the Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability in the Environmental Health Branch of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, where he performs geospatial and data analysis for several public health projects, including San Francisco’s Vision Zero policy. He is the lead developer on TransBASEsf.org, an innovative database management system designed to access, manage, and apply spatial data to inform solutions to transportation problems. Prior to SFDPH Mr. Morris worked on CEQA reports analyzing the environmental impacts of the California High Speed Rail and helped develop spatial datasets for the Port of Oakland’s web security portal. He teaches beginner and intermediate GIS classes through CCSF’s GIS Education Center.
Leilani Schwarcz, MPH is an Epidemiologist in the Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability in the Environmental Health Branch at SFDPH, where she is spearheading efforts to develop a citywide comprehensive Transportation-related Injury Surveillance System to support the City’s Vision Zero policy. This system will gather and link existing transportation-related injury and fatality data collected by City and County of San Francisco agencies into a database that will be used to inform the City’s traffic safety projects, including evaluation and monitoring of progress. Leilani is also stationed part-time at the Trauma Center at San Francisco General Hospital to utilize hospital and trauma registry data to analyze the burden of traffic injuries, factoring in cost and healthcare resources. Leilani has over 3 years of public health experience, working as an Epidemiologist in New Mexico Department of Health’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Program on childhood blood lead surveillance and biomonitoring studies related to heavy metal exposures through groundwater sources. Leilani also has over 4 years of experience as an environmental engineer, where she worked on water quality improvement projects, storm drain system design and other civil improvement projects. Leilani has an MPH with an emphasis in Epidemiology and a BS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Mimi Tam is a Research Assistant in the Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability in the Environmental Health Branch at SFDPH, where she supports the efforts of Vision Zero severe and fatal injury reporting, updates and creates datasets for TransBASESF.org, and researches transportation, transit and health care access with a focus on urban issues, impact and solutions. She also works closely with the Senior Epidemiologist and Lead for Land Use Planning and Health to update the SF Indicator Project, a neighborhood-level data system that measures how SF performs in eight dimensions of a healthy, equitable community. Previously Mimi held an internship with TransForm, a transportation advocacy group, where she created the Best Practices Library, a public, online resource for advocates, staff and elected officials at metropolitan planning organizations, cities, counties, and other related agencies to use and share best practices for how to better incorporate health and equity into transportation planning decisions. Mimi graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Environmental Economics and Policy with a minor in City and Regional Planning in 2014.
Meg Wall Shui
Meg Wall Shui, MPH, is the Lead for land use planning and health for the Environmental Health Section. Meg acts as the Section's primary liaison to the Planning Department on built environment and health issues. Meg is also the Department's designee to the Western SoMa community planning task force. In 2012, she managed a comprehensive review and update of the SF Indicator Project. Meg routinely uses SF Indicator Project measures and other research to respond to questions on the built environment and health from city planners and community residents. In 2012, she also produced two comprehensive environmental conditions analyses for Bayview Hunters Point Public Housing and the Central Corridor Plan area. Meg's research pursuit is developing and testing innovative spatial measures of access to parks, schools, food, and transit for use in land use planning assessments.
Megan Wier, MPH is Director of the Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability in the Environmental Health Branch at SFDPH, where she and her team develop and apply innovative approaches to using health data and evidence to inform safe, sustainable and equitable transportation and land use planning and policy in collaboration with local communities and government agencies. Ms. Wier co-chairs the San Francisco Citywide Vision Zero Task Force, and oversees comprehensive, collaborative data systems in support of evaluation, surveillance, monitoring and analysis of San Francisco’s data-driven, evidence-based transportation injury prevention initiatives. Ms. Wier has almost a decade of experience as a leader in the field of health impact assessment (HIA), and was the Co-Principal Investigator of an HIA on road pricing policy funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Active Living Research program which has since been acknowledged by the Society of Practitioners of Health Impact Assessment as a “Model HIA.” Ms. Wier is part of a Safe States Alliance Working Group developing national guidance for pedestrian injury surveillance, is active in the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies’ (TRB) Subcommittee on Health and Transportation, and is a member of the TRB Pedestrian Committee.