Brian D. Elbel

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Brian Elbel

Associate Professor, Department of Population Health
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine


Contact Info

Address
227 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016

212/263-4283
Brian.Elbel@nyumc.org


Research Interests

Brian Elbel, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Population Health and Health Policy at the NYU School of Medicine, where he heads the Section on Health Choice, Policy and Evaluation within the Department of Population Health, and the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where he is the Director of the Doctoral Program. Dr. Elbel studies how individuals make decisions that influence their health and healthcare, with a particular emphasis on evaluation, obesity and food choice. His work uses behavioral economics to understand health and healthcare decision-making among vulnerable groups, and the role and influence of public policy on these decisions. Current research includes how to use behavioral economics to influence physicians? prescribing practices; the impact of public policies mandating calorie labeling in restaurants; influence of NYC?s policy limiting the size of sugar sweetened beverages at food service establishments; and the impact of policies supporting the development of supermarkets in high need areas; among others.

Proximity to Fast-Food Outlets and Supermarkets as Predictors of Fast-Food Dining Frequency
Athens, Jessica K; Duncan, Dustin T; Elbel, Brian. Proximity to Fast-Food Outlets and Supermarkets as Predictors of Fast-Food Dining Frequency. Journal of the academy of nutrition & dietetics. 2016 Feb 28;116(8):1266-1275 (2046122)

Popular Music Celebrity Endorsements in Food and Nonalcoholic Beverage Marketing
Bragg, Marie A; Miller, Alysa N; Elizee, Juleen; Dighe, Shatabdi; Elbel, Brian D. Popular Music Celebrity Endorsements in Food and Nonalcoholic Beverage Marketing. Pediatrics (1948). 2016 Jun 6;138(1):?-? (2136432)

The Effect of Breakfast in the Classroom on Obesity and Academic Performance: Evidence from New York City
Corcoran, Sean P; Elbel, Brian; Schwartz, Amy Ellen. The Effect of Breakfast in the Classroom on Obesity and Academic Performance: Evidence from New York City. Journal of policy analysis & management. 2016 SUM;35(3):509-+ (2183242)

Walk Score, Transportation Mode Choice, and Walking Among French Adults: A GPS, Accelerometer, and Mobility Survey Study
Duncan, Dustin T; Meline, Julie; Kestens, Yan; Day, Kristen; Elbel, Brian; Trasande, Leonardo; Chaix, Basile. Walk Score, Transportation Mode Choice, and Walking Among French Adults: A GPS, Accelerometer, and Mobility Survey Study. International journal of environmental research & public health. 2016 Jun 20;13(6):?-? (2158002)

Perceived spatial stigma, body mass index and blood pressure: a global positioning system study among low-income housing residents in New York City
Duncan, Dustin T; Ruff, Ryan R; Chaix, Basile; Regan, Seann D; Williams, James H; Ravenell, Joseph; Bragg, Marie A; Ogedegbe, Gbenga; Elbel, Brian. Perceived spatial stigma, body mass index and blood pressure: a global positioning system study among low-income housing residents in New York City. Geospatial health. 2016 ;11(2):399-399 (2124792)