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Judith Bell

Judith Bell


Judith Bell



For general or scheduling inquiries contact Executive Assistant Gillian Asido at 510-663-4320.

For media inquiries contact Milly Hawk Daniel at 212-502-6492.

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  • Grassroots Policy Advocacy
  • Health Disparities and Access to Healthy Foods
  • National Infrastructure Investments
  • California Policy Trends



A noted policy advocate on a variety of equity issues, Ms. Bell works with community leaders and state and national partners to advance change at the local, state, and national levels. She also conducts advocacy trainings and workshops across the country to bring low-income communities into the policy process. Ms. Bell is an authority on innovative strategies and policies that increase access to healthy foods and reduce environmental health impacts on low-income communities.



University of California–Santa Cruz, B.A., American studies and biology

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Master of Public Administration



Selected Articles, Publications, and Media Appearances

Why Place Matters: Building the Movement for Healthy Communities, PolicyLink, 2007.

Expanding Opportunity: New Resources to Meet California’s Housing Needs, PolicyLink, 2005.

The Geography of Opportunity: Race and Housing Choice in Metropolitan America, edited by Xavier de Souza Briggs (Brookings Institution Press, 2005). Chapter title: “Equitable Development for a Stronger Nation: Lessons from the Field.”

“Learning to Lobby: Steps to Successful Legislative Advocacy,” Race, Poverty & the Environment: A Journal for Social and Environmental Justice, Urban Habitat, 2003.