Professor, Department of Population Health
Professor, Department of Medicine
I use behavioral economics to investigate how individuals make decisions about their health, in particular how public policy and the environment affects obesity and related chronic disease. Using statistical and econometric methods and diverse data sources, including surveys, sales data, and administrative data, we seek to inform policy on obesity prevention.
I have investigated the role of the food environment and the built environment, including neighborhoods, on childhood obesity. I also study the impact of several public policies on health:
As the founding director of NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Program on Obesity, I am spearheading an initiative designed to determine causes of obesity and develop new treatment and prevention strategies. This institution-wide initiative features the DataBridge, an infrastructure for integrating data from population health, clinical, and basic science research using big-data analytics.
I also serve as chief of the Section on Health Choice, Policy and Evaluation in the Department of Population Health.
Associate Dean, Research Mission Strategy and Administration
Director, Comprehensive Program on Obesity
Director, Section on Health Choice, Policy and Evaluation, Department of Population Health
PhD from Yale University
MPH from Yale University
American journal of epidemiology. 2022 Oct 21;
JAMA network open. 2022 09 01; 5(9):e2231849
Journal of general internal medicine. 2022 Sep; 37(12):2973-2981
International journal of environmental research & public health. 2022 Aug 05; 19(15):
Journal of racial & ethnic health disparities. 2022 Aug; 9(4):1454-1463
EBioMedicine. 2022 Jul 07; 104141