Associate Professor, Department of Population Health
I am an Associate Professor of research in the Section on Health Choice, Policy and Evaluation in the Department of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. My research focuses on nutrition-related diseases (obesity, diabetes) at the population level, particularly with an emphasis on socioeconomic disparities. Much of my work aims to better understand the causal effect of the neighborhood environment on diet behaviors and cardiometabolic outcomes. To this end, I have developed expertise in emerging and innovative analytic methods in epidemiology and nutrition science as well as behavioral economics. My recent work involves examining the impact of health-related policies on diet practices and chronic disease risk factors, with a focus on children and minority groups. My research also draws attention to disparities in trends in beverage purchases (sugary drinks) and health outcomes (local obesity rates).
PhD from University of North Carolina
MPH from New York University
JAMA network open. 2023 Mar 01; 6(3):e232371
Journal of urban health. 2023 Feb; 100(1):51-62
BMJ nutrition, prevention & health. 2023 Jan 01; ?-?
Journal of nutritional science. 2023 Mar; 12:e36
Journal of immigrant & minority health. 2022 Dec 06; 1-9
American journal of health promotion. 2022 Oct 15; 8901171221131194
JAMA pediatrics. 2022 Jul 01; 176(7):646-653