Marie A. Bragg, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Section on Health Choice, Policy and Evaluation. She has a joint faculty appointment at the NYU College of Global Public Health. Dr. Bragg's research interests focus on identifying and affecting environmental and social factors associated with obesity, food marketing, and health disparities. Her work is funded by the NIH Early Independence Award, a High-Risk, High-Reward grant mechanism from the Office of the Director at the NIH. Recent studies have examined the food and beverage industry's use of professional athlete and music celebrity endorsements in promoting unhealthy products; evaluated various advertising techniques used on packaged foods in supermarkets; quantified the nutritional quality of sugary beverage ads in Accra, Ghana and the Lower East Side in Manhattan; and assessed intrapersonal and social factors that influence food and beverage preferences. She has also testified on various food policy proposals within the NYC Council, NY State Assembly, and NYC Department of Health. Prior to joining NYULMC, Dr. Bragg completed an APA-accredited clinical internship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center where she conducted individual and group psychotherapy and psychiatric assessments in a variety of settings (e.g., outpatient clinic, inpatient unit, emergency room, substance abuse program, transplantation center, etc.). She holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Yale University.
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
PhD from Yale University
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