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Assistant Research Professor Air Pollution, Urban Planning, Environment and Health

Natalie holds a BSc in Public Health (Maastricht University, Netherlands), a MSc in Epidemiology (Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany) and a PhD in Biomedicine (Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona, Spain).

She is an environmental epidemiologist with strong expertise in health impact assessment (HIA) methodologies. She has led and conducted various HIA studies, studying different counterfactual scenarios aimed at sustaining and improving health in cities, through changes in urban form, e.g. superblocks, green spaces, etc. (see Mueller et al. 2017a, 2017b, 2020), or transport systems, e.g. promotion of walking and cycling for transport, impacts of electric micromobility, etc. (see Mueller et al. 2015, 2018, 2021b forthcoming), combining comparative risk assessment with other novel modelling approaches.

Furthermore, her interests include putting evidence into practice, engaging with stakeholders to provide advice and technical support on the integration of health considerations in urban developments (see Mueller et al. 2021a). 

Lines of research

  • Health impact assessment
  • Urban health
  • Urban and transport planning
  • Climate change

Main publications

  • Mueller et al. Integrating health indicators into urban and transport planning: a narrative literature review and participatory process. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 2021; 235:113772.
  • Mueller et al. Changing the urban design of cities for health: The superblock model. Environment International. 2020; 134:105132.
  • Mueller et al. Socioeconomic inequalities in urban and transport planning related exposures and mortality: A health impact assessment study for Bradford, UK. Environment International. 2018; 121:931-941.
  • Mueller et al. Health impact assessment of cycling network expansions in European cities. Preventive Medicine (Baltimore). 2018; 109:62–70.
  • Mueller et al. Urban and transport planning related exposures and mortality: A health impact assessment for cities. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2017; 125(1):89-96.
  • Mueller et al. Health impact assessment of active transportation: A systematic review. Preventive Medicine (Baltimore). 2015; 76:103–14.