Brian D. Elbel

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Brian Elbel

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

Director, Obesity Initiative
Chief, Section on Health Choice, Policy and Evaluation

Contact Info

Address
227 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016

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


Research Summary

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.


Geospatial clustering in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among Boston youth
Tamura, Kosuke; Duncan, Dustin T; Athens, Jessica K; Bragg, Marie A; Rienti, Michael Jr; Aldstadt, Jared; Scott, Marc A; Elbel, Brian. Geospatial clustering in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among Boston youth. International journal of food sciences & nutrition. 2017 Jan 17;:1-10 (2413832)

School Wellness Programs: Magnitude and Distribution in New York City Public Schools
Stiefel, Leanna; Elbel, Brian; Pflugh Prescott, Melissa; Aneja, Siddhartha; Schwartz, Amy E. School Wellness Programs: Magnitude and Distribution in New York City Public Schools. Journal of school health. 2017 Jan;87(1):3-11 (2353902)

Quantifying spatial misclassification in exposure to noise complaints among low-income housing residents across New York City neighborhoods: a Global Positioning System (GPS) study
Duncan, Dustin T; Tamura, Kosuke; Regan, Seann D; Athens, Jessica; Elbel, Brian; Meline, Julie; Al-Ajlouni, Yazan A; Chaix, Basile. Quantifying spatial misclassification in exposure to noise complaints among low-income housing residents across New York City neighborhoods: a Global Positioning System (GPS) study. Annals of epidemiology. 2017 Jan;27(1):67-75 (2423812)

Adults Who Order Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: Sociodemographics and Meal Patterns at Fast Food Chains
Taksler, Glen B; Kiszko, Kamila; Abrams, Courtney; Elbel, Brian. Adults Who Order Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: Sociodemographics and Meal Patterns at Fast Food Chains. American journal of preventive medicine. 2016 Dec;51(6):890-897 (2255062)

Effects of Subsidies and Prohibitions on Nutrition in a Food Benefit Program: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Harnack, Lisa; Oakes, J Michael; Elbel, Brian; Beatty, Timothy; Rydell, Sarah; French, Simone. Effects of Subsidies and Prohibitions on Nutrition in a Food Benefit Program: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA internal medicine. 2016 Nov 01;176(11):1610-1618 (2318002)