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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
Assistant 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

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Public health scientists predict that school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. Andrew Rundle, DrPH, associate professor of epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and colleagues expect th
A new study links being overweight in middle age and later adulthood to a greater risk of advanced prostate cancer. Jeanine Genkinger, PhD, an epidemiologist at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and colleagues published the study in Annals of Oncology, the journal of the E
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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.