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Food Policy and Obesity

With obesity rates climbing in every nation on earth, we must make nutritious food accessible, increase physical activity, and explore the evidence for policies that encourage healthier choices. 

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Faculty in Food Policy and Obesity

Angela Aidala
Associate Research Scientist
Sociomedical Sciences
Andrew Rundle
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Anne Paxton
Associate Professor
Epidemiology & Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Cassie Landers
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Diana Hernandez
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Elizabeth Radin
Lecturer
Epidemiology
Ezra Susser
Professor
Epidemiology and Psychiatry
Habibul Ahsan
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Helena Duch
Adjunct Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Heather Greenlee
Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Jeanine Genkinger
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Jeri Nieves
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Katherine Keyes
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Mary Ann Chiasson
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Medicine)
Manuela Orjuela-Grimm
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Pediatrics (in the HICCC) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Melanie Wall
Professor
Biostatistics (in Psychiatry)
Mary Gamble
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Renata Schiavo
Senior Lecturer
Sociomedical Sciences
Sara Abiola
Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management
Shakira Suglia
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Xinhua Liu
Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Y. Claire Wang
Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Joanne Csete
Associate Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Ana Navas-Acien
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Andrea Low
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (in ICAP) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Elena Ladas
Sid and Helaine Lerner Associate Professor for Global Integrative Medicine
(in Epidemiology, Pediatrics, and in the Institute of Human Nutrition) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Yian Gu
Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences
(in Neurology, Epidemiology, the G.H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute)
Daniel Freedberg
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Medicine
Sandra Albrecht
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Rupak Shivakoti
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Carole Hutchinson
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Kiros Berhane
Cynthia and Robert Citron-Roslyn and Leslie Goldstein Professor
Biostatistics
Ka Kahe
Virgil G. Damon Professor
Epidemiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology

News & Features

A survey of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico on their way to the United States finds that 74 percent of them experienced a degree of food insecurity, ranging from having only one meal to no food at all for one day or longer. Factors associated with more severe food insecuri
A new report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture outlines 20 indicators to track changes to the domestic agricultural system driven by global climate change. The report, “Climate Indicators for Agriculture,” is co-authored by Lewis Ziska, PhD, a leading expert on food systems and climate c
The complex food shopping patterns that financially insecure families employ have been upended by the COVID-19 crisis. While increasing the maximum benefit for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps) is an essential step in addressing the current food insec

Just Published

Wang, Y.C., Hsiao, A., Chamberlin, P. … & Stevelos, J. (2017). Nutrition Quality of US School Snack Foods: A First Look at 2011-2014 Bid Records in 8 School Districts. Journal of School Health. View abstract.

Shelton, R., Colgrove, J., Lee, G., Truong, M., & Wingood, G. (2016). Message framing in the context of the national menu-labelling policy: a comparison of public health and private industry interests. Public Health Nutrition. View abstract.

Greenlee, H. et al. (2016). Obesity rates rising faster in cancer survivors than in general population. Journal of Clinical Oncology. View abstract

Spoer, B. & Fullilove, R.E. (2016). Obesity: A Syndemics Perspective. Clinical Obesity. View abstract.

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