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Section on Health Choice, Policy & Evaluation Section on Health Choice, Policy & Evaluation Faculty & Staff

Section on Health Choice, Policy & Evaluation Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff in the Section on Health Choice, Policy, and Evaluation, part of NYU Langone’s Department of Population Health, have expertise in public health, healthcare, and the social sciences.

Administration

Our administration leads a team of faculty and staff who investigate how public policy and neighborhood and other environmental factors impact people’s health and the choices they make.

Brian D. Elbel, PhD, MPH, Director

In his research, Dr. Elbel uses behavioral economics to investigate how people make decisions about their health, in particular the ways in which public policy and the environment affect obesity and related chronic disease. His studies have led to new revelations about closely watched policies, such as his team’s finding that calorie-labeling mandates in New York City restaurants did not, on a general population level, lead people to eat healthier. Dr. Elbel is associate dean of research mission strategy and administration in the Office of Science and Research. Learn more about Dr. Elbel.

Courtney Abrams, MA, Program Director

Ms. Abrams oversees the administration of the Section on Health Choice, Policy, and Evaluation. She can be reached at courtney.abrams@nyulangone.org or 646-501-3365.

Tisheya Ward, Program Coordinator

Ms. Ward is the coordinator for the Section on Health Choice, Policy, and Evaluation. She can be reached at tisheya.ward@nyulangone.org or 646-501-3394.

Core Faculty

Our faculty come from disciplines including behavioral economics, psychology, epidemiology, health services research, community health, and health evaluation.

Stephanie L. Albert, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
Research interests: food environment; health disparities; obesity

Carolyn Berry, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine
Research interests: health disparities; patient-centered medical homes; policy analysis; program evaluation

Marie Bragg, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
Research interests: food industry; food marketing; health disparities; nutrition policy; obesity

Omni L. Cassidy, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
Research interests: health disparities; food system; food marketing; food choices; community engagement; using innovative technologies to assess the food environment and food choices; nutrition policy

Sugy Choi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
Research interests: health policy; policy evaluation; program evaluation; Medicaid; addiction health services research; implementation science; gender disparities

Charles J. Neighbors, MBA, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Population Health
Director, Health Evaluation and Analytics Lab
Research interests: substance use disorders; addiction; health policy; health services research; Medicaid; vulnerable populations

Margaret Paul, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
Research interests: estimating the impact of public health spending on population health; patient-centered medical home model in small primary care practices

Pasquale E. Rummo, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
Research interests: choice behavior; food environment; obesity

Staff

Joshua Arshonsky
Research Data Associate

Vanessa Bobadilla
Practice Improvement Coordinator

Kayla Fennelly
Program Coordinator

Zora Hall
Research Data Associate

Lloyd Heng
Data Analyst

Sueun Hong
Project Coordinator

Abby Katz
Program Coordinator

Kamila Kiszko
Program Director

Elizabeth Knopf
Research Coordinator

Lorraine Kwok
Research Coordinator

Rachel Massar
Research Coordinator

Carla Milan
Senior Research Coordinator

Talia Nadel
Research Coordinator

Carla Seet
Research Data Associate

Amy Shire
Project Manager

Kelly Terlizzi
Research Analyst

Krystle Tsai
Program Manager

Tisheya Ward
Program Coordinator

Ava Williams
Administrative Coordinator

Geng Zhou
Associate Research Scientist