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.
Assistant Dean for Strategic Research Initiatives, Office of Science and Research
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
Academic pediatrics. 2020 Aug; 20(6):809-815
Public health nutrition. 2020 Jun 01; 23(8):1414-1427
Health & place. 2020 Mar 13; 63:102324
International journal of environmental research & public health. 2020 03 03; 17(5):
Ecology of food & nutrition. 2020 Jan 21; 1-17
Journal of gay & lesbian mental health. 2020 Jan 01; ?-?
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2020 Jan; 28(1):65-72