Ray has been researching a variety of public health topics over his career.

On behalf of the Minnesota Public Health Association’s (MPHA) Policy and Advocacy Committee, this project has been an attempt to include a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in the design and operations of the People’s Stadium in Minneapolis.

I provided a two-page handout to the five member Minnesota Sports Facility Authority during the public comment period of their agenda and asked them to consider using a public health improvement lens to help guide their, and contractors policy-making decisions. One page was the MPHA resolution adopted in 2011 and the other was examples of other HIAs done in St. Paul, Minneapolis and Hennepin County, examples of HIAs for stadiums in LA, Oakland and London, current European Stadia efforts, and links to HIA resources from the Minnesota Department of Health, Center for Disease Control and other  background information.