Jasneet Bains

Program Coordinator

Jasneet Bains, MPH, MURP, works at the nexus of health equity and land use policy and planning. At Prevention Institute, Jasneet coordinates the Healthy, Equitable, Active Land Use Network (HEALU Network), which advocates for healthy community environments through the reduction of health disparities in built environments. Under the HEALU umbrella of work, she conducts research on community engagement best practices that cover both government-led and community-driven approaches with an emphasis on healthy, equitable land use and infrastructure improvements. Jasneet also supports a range of California statewide prevention projects under the California Approach team. Her past experience includes work in the academic, legal, and public agency sectors on research and policy projects related to health equity, transportation equity and environmental justice. Before joining Prevention Institute, she conducted community health research with the UCLA Center for Health Advancement and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) where she analyzed the racial, economic and health disparities that exist in transportation planning decisions. In addition, she supported land use and zoning policy research and development for the Los Angeles Department of City Planning in their Policy Planning Division. Jasneet holds a Master of Public Health and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles.