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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
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 of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Ana Navas-Acien
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Andrea Low
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (in ICAP) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Elena Ladas
Associate Professor of Nutrition
(in Epidemiology, Pediatrics, and in the Institute of Human Nutrition) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Yian Gu
Assistant Professor
Neurological Sciences (in Neurology, Epidemiology and the Taub Institute)
Sally Findley
Professor
Population and Family Health (In Pediatrics and in the Center for Family and Community Medicine) at the Columbia University Medical Center

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In the first study to directly examine the relationship between the urban environment and individuals’ ability to control their diabetes, researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene found a link between th

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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.

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