Scholarly Publications


Bosmans K*, Vignola EF*, Álvarez-López V*, Julià M*, Ahonen EQ, Bolíbar M, Gutiérrez-Zamora M, Ivarsson L, Kvart S, Muntaner C, O’Campo P, Ruiz ME, Vänerhagen K, Cuervo I, Davis L, Diaz I, Escrig-Piñol A, Gunn V, Lewchuk W, Östergren PO, Padrosa E, Vílchez D, Vives A, Vos M, Zaupa M, Bodin M, Baron S, 2023. Experiences of insecurity among non-standard workers across different welfare states: A qualitative cross-country study. Social Science and Medicine, 327, 115970.*The first four authors contributed equally to the manuscript.

Dorr, E., Hawes, J.K., Goldstein, B., Fargue-Lelièvre, A., Fox-Kämper, R., Specht, K., Fedeńczak, K., Caputo, S., Cohen, N., Poniży, L. and Schoen, V. (2023). Food production and resource use of urban farms and gardens: a five-country study. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 43(1), p.18.

Fox-Kämper, R., Kirby, C. K., Specht, K., Cohen, N., Ilieva, R., Caputo, S., … & Béchet, B. (2023). The role of urban agriculture in food-energy-water nexus policies: Insights from Europe and the US. Landscape and Urban Planning, 239, 104848.

Freudenberg N, Israel B. Integrating Public Health Research and Teaching With Social Justice Activism: Lessons From 80 Years of Practice. Health Education & Behavior. 2023 Jun;50(3):301-9.

Freudenberg N. Framing Commercial Determinants of Health: An Assessment of Potential for Guiding More Effective Responses to the Public Health Crises of the 21 st Century. The Milbank Quarterly. 2023 Apr 1;101(S1):83-98.

Freudenberg N. Integrating social, political and commercial determinants of health frameworks to advance public health in the twenty-first century. International Journal of Social Determinants of Health and Health Services. 2023 Jan;53(1):4-10.

Friel S, Collin J, Daube M, Depoux A, Freudenberg N, et al.  Commercial determinants of health: future directions. The Lancet. 2023 Apr 8;401(10383):1229-40.

Gilmore AB, Fabbri A, Baum F, et al. and Freudenberg N, Friel S, Hofman KJ. Defining and conceptualising the commercial determinants of health. The Lancet. 2023 Apr 8;401(10383):1194-213.

Ilieva, R. T., Fraser, K. T., & Cohen, N. (2023). From multiple streams to a torrent: A case study of food policymaking and innovations in New York during the COVID-19 emergency. Cities, 136, 104222.

Limerick, S., Hawes, J. K., Gounaridis, D., Cohen, N., & Newell, J. P. (2023). Community gardens and the 15-minute city: Scenario analysis of garden access in New York City. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 89, 128107.

Manze M, Watnick D, Freudenberg N. How do childcare and pregnancy affect the academic success of college students?. Journal of American College Health. 2023 Feb 12;71(2):460-7.

Nazmi A, Condron K, Tseng M,  et al. Freudenberg N, Bianco S. SNAP participation decreases food insecurity among California Public University Students: a quasi-experimental study. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. 2023 Jan 2;18(1):123-38.

Ng, Y., Chang, M., Robertson, M., Grov, C., Maroko, A., Zimba, R., … & Nash, D. (2023). Food Insecurity During the First Year of COVID-19: Employment and Sociodemographic Factors Among Participants in the CHASING COVID Cohort Study. Public Health Reports, 00333549231170203.,

Spires, M., Battersby, J., Cohen, N., Daivadanam, M., Demmler, K. M., Mattioni, D., … & Hawkes, C. (2023). “The People’s Summit”: A case for lived experience of food environments as a critical source of evidence to inform the follow-up to the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit. Global Food Security, 37, 100690.

Vignola, E.F., Baron, S., Abreu Plasencia, E., Hussein, M. and Cohen, N. (2023). Workers’ Health under Algorithmic Management: Emerging Findings and Urgent Research Questions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(2), p.1239.

Anaf J, Baum F, Fisher M, et al., and Freudenberg N. Assessing the health impacts of transnational corporations: a case study of Carlton and United Breweries in Australia. Globalization and Health. 2022 Dec;18(1):1-22.

Barnhill A, Ramírez AS, Ashe M, et al  Freudenberg N, Grier SA, Watson KE, Kumanyika S. The racialized marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages: perspectives and potential remedies. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. 2022;50(1):52-9.

Berger E, Larsen J, Freudenberg N, Jones HE. Food insecurity associated with educational disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic for college students and the role of anxiety and depression. Journal of American College Health. 2022 Jun 22:1-4.

Caruso, O; Chrobok, M; Cohen, N. (2022). Gentrification and Food Retail Instability: A Census Tract Analysis of the Bronx, New York, 2008 and 2017. The Professional Geographer. Published online January 27, 2022.

Chong, Valerie Peter; James, Charita Johnson; Fraser, Katherine Tomaino; Brown, Rhonda; Ignacio, Karla; Willingham, Craig; Cohen, Nevin; and Freudenberg, Nicholas. Protecting Those Who Feed Us: How Employers, Government, and Workers’ Organizations Can Protect the Health, Safety, and Economic Security of Food Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond. CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, March 2022.

Cohen, N. (2022). Food crisis as a tool for social change: lessons from New York City’s COVID-19 Response. Urban Governance, 2(1), 173-177.

Cohen, N. (2022). Roles of Cities in Creating Healthful Food Systems. Annual review of public health, 43, 419-437.

Ferguson MC, Bartsch SM, O’Shea KJ, Thomas DM, Moran TH, Solano Gonzales M, Wedlock PT, Nyathi S, Morgan M, Chin KL, Scannell SA, Hertenstein DL, Domino M, Ranganath K, Adam A, Fraser KT, Fraser A, Lee BY. The Potential epidemiologic, clinical, and economic impact of requiring schools to offer physical education (PE) classes in Mexico City. PLOS ONE, 2022.

Fraser KT, Ilieva RT, Chong VP, Shulman E, Willingham C, Freudenberg N, and Cohen N. Increasing Community and Public Control and Ownership of New York City’s Food System. Policy Recommendations for a Stronger, Healthier, More Just, and Sustainable Food System in NYC. New York Food 2025, a collaboration of The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center; The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Teachers College Columbia University; and, The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute. March 2022

Fraser KT, Ilieva RT, James CJ, Chong VP, Shapiro S, Willingham C, Roberts C, and Freudenberg N. Use of an Environmental Scan to Assess Density, Content, and Variation of Predatory Food and Beverage Marketing in New York City. Health and Place, 2022.

Fraser KT, Vignola EF, Chong VP, Ng Y, Ilieva RT, Willingham C, Cohen N, and Freudenberg N. Ensuring All NYC Food Workers Have Safe Working Conditions, the Right to Organize, and Sufficient Pay and Benefits. New York Food 2025, a collaboration of The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center; The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Teachers College Columbia University; and, The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute. March 2022.

Fraser KT, Willingham C, Ilieva RT, Freudenberg N and Cohen N. Reducing Promotion and Ubiquity of Unhealthy Food in Community, Institutional, and Retail Settings to Reduce the Staggering Burden of Diet-Related Disease in NYC. Policy Recommendations for a Stronger, Healthier, More Just, and Sustainable Food System in NYC. New York Food 2025, a collaboration of The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center; The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Teachers College Columbia University; and, The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute. March 2022.

Freudenberg N. Responding to Food Industry Initiatives to Be” Part of the Solution”: Comment on”‘Part of the Solution’: Food Corporation Strategies for Regulatory Capture and Legitimacy”. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. 2022 Dec;11(11):2740.

Gunn V, Kreshpaj B, Matilla-Santander N, Vignola EF, Wegman DH, Hogstedt C, Ahonen EQ, Bodin T, Orellana C, Baron S, Muntaner CB, O’Campo P, Albin M, Håkansta C, 2022a. Initiatives Addressing Precarious Employment and Its Effects on Workers’ Health and Well-Being: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, 2232.

Gunn V, Vives A, Zaupa A, Hernando-Rodriguez JC, Julià M, Kvart S, Lewchuk W, Padrosa E, Vos MP, Ahonen EQ, Baron S, Bosmans K, Davis L, Díaz I, Matilla-Santander N, Muntaner C, O’Campo P, Östergren P-O, Vanroelen C, Vignola EF, Bodin T, 2022b. Non-Standard Employment and Unemployment during the COVID-19 Crisis: Economic and Health Findings from a Six-Country Survey Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, 5865.

Ilieva, R. T., Cohen, N., Israel, M., Specht, K., Fox-Kämper, R., Fargue-Lelièvre, A., … & Blythe, C. (2022). The socio-cultural benefits of urban agriculture: a review of the literature. Land, 11(5), 622.

Krieger J, Freudenberg N. To Protect Young Children’s Health, Limit Marketing and Ubiquity of Unhealthy Foods and Beverages. American Journal of Public Health. 2022 Oct;112(S8):S770-2.

Lacy-Nichols J, Freudenberg N. Opportunities and limitations of the ultra-processed food framing. Nature Food. 2022 Dec;3(12):975-7.

Lee K, Freudenberg N. Public health roles in addressing commercial determinants of health. Annual Review of Public Health. 2022 Apr 5;43:375-95.

Ramaswamy M, Freudenberg N. Health promotion in jails and prisons: An alternative paradigm for correctional health services. Public health behind bars: From prisons to communities. 2022:219-38.

The NYC Food 2020 Policy Briefs:

Caputo, S, Schoen, V, Specht, K, Grard, B, Blythe, C, Cohen, N, Newell, J, Fox-Kamper, R, Ponizy, L, Hawkes, J (2021). Applying the Food-Energy-Water Nexus approach to urban agriculture: from FEW to FEWP (Food-Energy-Water-People). Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. Volume 58. March.

Cohen, N., & Ilieva, R. T. (2021). Expanding the boundaries of food policy: the turn to equity in New York City. Food Policy, 103, 102012.

Costa, S. A., Kavouras, I., Cohen, N., & Huang, T. T. (2021). Moving education online During the COVID-19 pandemic: thinking Back and looking ahead. Frontiers in Public Health9, 751685.

D’Angelo AB, Grov C, Johnson J, Freudenberg N. Breaking Bad Patents: Learning from HIV/AIDS to make COVID-19 treatments accessible. Global public health. 2021 Oct 3;16(10):1523-36.

Fox-Kämper, R., Specht, K., Kirby, C., Caputo, S., Schoen, V., Cohen, N., … & Bechet, B. (2021). Urban agriculture and the food-water-energy nexus: Comparison of policy documents of five metropolitan regions in Europe and the US. Land Use Policy.

Fraser KT, Pereira J, Poppendieck J, Tavarez E, Berg J, and Freudenberg N. Pandemic EBT in New York State: Lessons from the 2019-2020 Academic Year and Recommendations for 2020-2021 and Beyond. CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute and Hunger Free America, 2021.

Fraser KT, Shapiro S, Willingham C, Tavarez E, Berg J, and Freudenberg N. What We What We Can Learn from U.S. Food Policy Response to Crises of the Last 20 Years – Lessons for the COVID-19 Era: A Scoping Review. SSM – Population Health, 2021.

Freudenberg N. A public health agenda for the 2020s. American Journal of Public Health. 2021 Oct;111(10):1757-60.

Freudenberg N. Corporations, health, and global politics. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies 2021 Nov 29.

Gunn V, Håkansta C, Vignola EF, Matilla-Santander N, Kreshpaj B, Wegman DH, Hogstedt C, Ahonen EQ, Muntaner C, Baron S, Bodin T, 2021. Initiatives addressing precarious employment and its effects on workers’ health and well-being: a protocol for a systematic review. Systematic Reviews 10, 195.

Jones HE, Manze M, Ngo V, Lamberson P, Freudenberg N. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on college students’ health and financial stability in New York City: Findings from a population-based sample of City University of New York (CUNY) students. Journal of Urban Health. 2021 Apr;98:187-96.

Kirby, C, Specht, K, Fox-Kamper, R, Cohen, N, Lelievre, A, Caputo, S, Hawes, J, Blythe, C, Ponizy, L, Ilieva, R, Schoen, V (2021). Differences in motivations and social impacts across urban agriculture types: Case studies in Europe and the US. Landscape and Urban Planning. Volume 212. August 2021.

Lessons for the COVID-19 Era From 20 Years of U.S. Food Policy Response to Crises. CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute and Hunger Free America, 2021.

Matilla-Santander N, Ahonen E, Albin M, Baron S, Bolíbar M, Bosmans K, Burström B, Cuervo I, Davis L, Gunn V, Håkansta C, Hemmingsson T, Hogstedt C, Jonsson J, Julià M, Kjellberg K, Kreshpaj B, Lewchuk W, Muntaner C, O’Campo P, Orellana C, Östergren P-O, Padrosa E, Ruiz ME, Vanroelen C, Vignola E, Vives A, Wegman DH, Bodin T, 2021. COVID-19 and Precarious Employment: Consequences of the Evolving Crisis. International Journal of Health Services 0020731420986694.

Moon JR, Willingham C, Gjevukaj S, Freudenberg N. COVID-19, food insecurity, and diet-related diseases: Can syndemic theory inform effective responses? A case study. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. 2021 Sep 16;10(4):55-71.

Schoen, V., Blythe, C., Caputo, S., Fox-Kämper, R., Specht, K., Fargue-Lelièvre, A., … & Fedeńczak, K. (2021). “We have been part of the response”: the effects of COVID-19 on community and allotment gardens in the global north. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 5, 732641.

Towards a NYC COVID-19 Food Response in 2021. The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center, The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education, and Policy, and The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, 2021.

Tsui EK, Franzosa E, Vignola EF, Cuervo I, Landsbergis P, Zelnick J, Baron S, 2021. Recognizing careworkers’ contributions to improving the social determinants of health: A call for supporting healthy carework. New Solutions 10482911211066964.

Vignola EF, Nazmi A, Freudenberg N, 2021. What Makes Ultra-Processed Food Appealing? A critical scan and conceptual model. World Nutrition 12, 136–175.

Vignola EF, Nazmi A, Freudenberg N. What makes ultra-processed food appealing? A critical scan and conceptual model. World Nutrition. 2021 Dec 31;12(4):136-75.

Cohen N, Tomaino Fraser K, Arnow C, Mulcahy M, Hille C. Online Grocery Shopping by NYC Public Housing Residents Using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits: A Service Ecosystems Perspective. Sustainability. 2020 Jan;12(11):4694.

Cohen N, Chrobok M, Caruso O. Google-truthing to assess hot spots of food retail change: A repeat cross-sectional Street View of food environments in the Bronx, New York. Health & Place. 2020 Feb 10:102291

El-Mohandes A, Ratzan SC, Rauh L, Ngo V, Rabin K, Kimball S, Aaron B, Freudenberg N. COVID-19: A Barometer for Social Justice in New York City. American Journal of Public Health 2020; e1-e3.

Lee K, Freudenberg N. Addressing the commercial determinants of health begins with clearer definition and measurement. Global Health Promotion 2020; 27(2): 3–5

Freudenberg N, Nestle M. A Call for a National Agenda for a Healthy, Equitable, and Sustainable Food System. American Journal of Public Health 2020; e1-e3.

Fuster M, Guerrero K, Elbel B, Ray K, Huang TTK. Engaging Ethnic Restaurants to Improve Community Nutrition Environments: A Qualitative Study with Hispanic Caribbean Restaurants in New York City. Ecology of Food and Nutrition. 2020:1-17.

Fuster M, Pouget ER, Handley MA, Ray K, Elbel B, Sakowitz EN, et al. Ethnic Restaurant Nutrition Environments and Cardiovascular Health: Examining Hispanic Caribbean Restaurants in New York City. Ethn Dis. 2020;30(4).

Gálvez A, Carney M, Yates‐Doerr E. Chronic Disaster: Reimagining Noncommunicable Chronic Disease. American Anthropologist. 2020 Sep;122(3):639-40.

Gálvez A. Taking Susto Seriously: A Critique of Behavioral Approaches to Diabetes. American Anthropologist. 2020 Sep;122(3):651-2.

Gálvez A. Review of Food in Cuba: The Pursuit of a Decent Meal by Hanna Garth Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2020. 122(3):700-701.

Gálvez A. Review of Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, DC. Food Culture & Society. 2020 Mar 1.

Nutrire CoLab (Burnett D, Carney MA, Carruth L, Chard S, Dickinson M, Gálvez A, Garth H, Hardin J, Hite A, Howard H). Anthropologists Respond to The Lancet EAT Commission. Bionatura, Published online 01/05/2020,

Pinsky I, Pantani D, Sanchez ZM. Public health and Big Alcohol. Lancet Glob Health. 2020 May;8(5):e645. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30087-5. PMID: 32353308.

Pantani D, Sanchez ZM, Pinsky I. The Urgent Need to Advance Alcohol Marketing Regulation to Protect Children. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2020 Aug 30. doi: 10.1111/acer.14442. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32862431.

Pinsky I, Pantani D, Messas G, Sanchez Z. Who is really the source of alcohol policy information: the example of a social aspects and public relations organization in Brazil. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. In press.

Pantani D, Sanchez Z, Greene C, Pinsky I. The alcohol industry “smart affordability” strategy is to reach the poor. Drug and Alcohol Review. In press.

Bernstein MF, Cinnick SE, Franzosa E, Murrman MK, Freudenberg N. Rationale and design of distance-based training to persuade local health department employees that addressing social determinants of health is their job, too. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2019 Sep 1;25(5):448-53.

Cohen N. SNAP at the Community Scale: How Neighborhood Characteristics Affect Participation and Food Access. American Journal of Public Health. 2019 Dec;109(12):1646-51.

D’Agostino EM, Freudenberg N. Population Thinking Instruction in High Schools: a Public Health Intervention with Triple Benefits. Journal of Urban Health. 2019 Dec 1;96(6):902-11.

Freudenberg N, Goldrick-Rab S, Poppendieck J. College students and SNAP: The new face of food insecurity in the United States. American Journal of Public Health. 2019 Dec;109(12):1652-8.

Freudenberg N. The capitalist diet: Energy-dense and profitable. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. 2019 Jul 9;9(1):1-2.

Fuster M, González E. Traditional Diets in Everyday Life: Perspectives from Hispanic Caribbean Communities in New York City. Food and Foodways. 2019:1-22.

Fuster M, Weindorf S, Mateo KF, Barata-Cavalcanti O, Leung MM. “It’s Sort Of, Like, in My Family’s Blood”: Exploring Latino Pre-adolescent Children and Their Parents’ Perceived Cultural Influences on Food Practices. Ecology of Food and Nutrition. 2019:1-17.

Gálvez A. Transnational mother blame: Protecting and caring in a globalized context. Medical Anthropology. 2019 Oct 3;38(7):574-87.

Gálvez A. Efficiency. Journal for the Anthropology of North America. 2019 Oct;22(2):100-2.

Gálvez A, Luque-Brazán JC. Capitalismo de chupacabras en una era post-política y post-migratoria. Huellas de la Migración. 2019 Jul 10;4(7):109-38.

Ilieva, R. T. Book Review: Experiencing Food, Designing Dialogues. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Food Design and Food Studies (EFOOD 2017), Ricardo Bonacho, Alcinda Pinheiro de Sousa, Cláudia Viegas, João Paulo Martins, Maria José Pires and Sara Velez Estêvão (eds) (2017). International Journal of Food Design. 2019; 4(2): 181-187.

Freudenberg N, Cohen N, Poppendieck J, Willingham C. Ten Years of Food Policy Governance in New York City: Lessons for the Next Decade, 45 Fordham Urb. L.J. 951 (2018). Available at:

Freudenberg, N., Willingham, C., & Cohen, N. (2018). The Role of Metrics in Food Policy: Lessons from a Decade of Experience in New York City. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 8(B), 191-209.

Fuster M. Food Security and Access to “Balanced Meals” among Dominicans and Puerto Ricans in the United States. Centro Journal. 2018;30(1):32-47.

Ilieva, R.T.; Hernandez, A. Scaling-Up Sustainable Development Initiatives: A Comparative Case Study of Agri-Food System Innovations in Brazil, New York, and Senegal. Sustainability 2018, 10, 4057.

Ilieva, R.T. and McPhearson, T. (2018) Social Media Data for Urban Sustainability, Nature Sustainability, DOI: 10.1038/s41893-018-0153-6

Rosenberg N, Cohen N. Let Them Eat Kale: The Misplaced Narrative of Food Access. 45 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1091 (2018). Available at:

Cohen, N., & Cribbs, K. (2017). The everyday food practices of community-dwelling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) older adults. Journal of aging studies, 41, 75-83.

Cohen, N., Poppendieck, J., & Freudenberg, N. (2017). Food Justice in the Trump Age: Priorities for Urban Food Advocates.

Cohen, N., Freudenberg, N., & Willingham, C. (2017). Nourishing NYCHA: Food Policy as a Tool for Improving the Well-Being of New York City’s Public Housing Residents.

Fuster M. “We like Fried Things”: Negotiating Health and Taste among Hispanic Caribbean Communities in New York City. Ecology of Food and Nutrition. 2017;56(2):124-38.

Fuster M, Colón-Ramos U. Changing Places, Changing Plates? A Binational Comparison of Barriers and Facilitators to Healthful Eating Among Central American Communities. J Immigrant Minority Health. 2017;19:017-0588.

Palmedo, P. C., Dorfman, L., Garza, S., Murphy, E., & Freudenberg, N. (2017). Countermarketing alcohol and unhealthy food: An effective strategy for preventing noncommunicable diseases? Lessons from tobacco. Annual review of public health, 38, 119-144.

Abraido-Lanza AF, Echeverria SE, Florez R. Latino immigrants, acculturation and health: Promising new directions in research. Annual Review of Public Health. 2016 March; 37:219-36.

Baum FE, Sanders DM, Fisher M, Anaf J, Freudenberg N, Friel S, Labonté R, London L, Monteiro C, Scott-Samuel A, Sen A. Assessing the health impact of transnational corporations: its importance and a framework. Global Health. 2016 Jun 15;12(1):27.

Delobelle P, Sanders D, Puoane T, Freudenberg N. Reducing the Role of the Food, Tobacco, and Alcohol Industries in Noncommunicable Disease Risk in South Africa. Health Educ Behav. 2016 Apr;43(1 Suppl):70S-81S.

Freudenberg N. Charting the Pathways of Power That Undermine Public Health. Am J Public Health. 2016 Jul;106(7):1160-2.

Freudenberg N. Healthy-food procurement: using the public plate to reduce food insecurity and diet-related diseases. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2016 May;4(5):383-4.

Freudenberg N, Silver M, Hirsch L, Cohen N. 2016. The good food jobs nexus: A strategy for promoting health, employment, and economic development. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. 2016; 6(2): 283–301.

Guarnaccia PJ, D’Alonzo K, Echeverría SE. Building a culture of health for Latino communities in New Jersey. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Center for State Health Policy, June 2016.

Marcus A, Echeverría SE, Passanante M, Holland B, Abraido-Lanza AF. The joint contribution of neighborhood poverty and social integration on mortality risk in the United States. Annals of Epi. 2016; 26(4):261-266.

Mongiello LL, Freudenberg N, Jones H, Spark A. Many College Students Underestimate Diabetes Risk. J Allied Health. 2016 Summer; 45(2):81-6.

Parra DC, de Sá TH, Monteiro CA, Freudenberg N. Automobile, construction and entertainment business sector influences on sedentary lifestyles. Health Promot Int. 2016 Aug 25. pii: daw073.

Smith K, Dorfman L, Freudenberg N, Hawkins B, Hilton S, Razum O, Weishaar H. Tobacco, Alcohol, and Processed Food Industries – Why Do Public Health Practitioners View Them So Differently? Front Public Health. 2016 Apr 11;4:64.

Tsui E. Pan de yuca and brown rice: The meanings of ‘good’ food for cooks working in publicly funded foodservice. Food, culture, and society. 2016; 19(2): 273-295.

Tsui E, Morillo A. How cooks navigate nutrition, hunger, and care in public sector foodservice settings. Public Health Nutrition. 2016; 19(5):946-54.

Velez-Valle E, Shendell D, Echeverría SE, Santorelli M. Type II diabetes emergency room visits associated with Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey: implications for preparedness. J of Env Hlth. July 2016.

Weishaar H, Dorfman L, Freudenberg N, Hawkins B, Smith K, Razum O, Hilton S. Why media representations of corporations matter for public health policy: a scoping review. BMC Public Health. 2016;16:899.

Atkinson S, Freudenberg N. What role for cities in food policy? Public Health. 2015 Apr;129(4):293-4.

Cohen N, Ilieva RT. Transitioning the food system: A strategic practice management approach for cities. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. 2015;17:1-19.

Cohen N, Reynolds K. Resource needs for a socially just and sustainable urban agriculture system: Lessons from New York City. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 2015;30(1):103-114.

Echeverría SE, Gundersen D, Manderski M, Delnevo C. Social norms and its correlates as a pathway to smoking among young Latino adults. Soc Sci Med. 2015 Jan; 124:187-195.

Freudenberg N, Atkinson S. Getting food policy on the Mayoral table: a comparison of two election cycles in New York and London. Public Health 2015; April, 129(4):295-302.

Freudenberg N, Franzosa E, Sohler N, Li R, Devlin H, Albu J. The State of Evaluation Research on Food Policies to Reduce Obesity and Diabetes Among Adultsin the United States, 2000-2011. Prev Chronic Dis. 2015 Oct 29;12:E182.

Fuster M. Comparative Analysis of Dietary Guidelines in the Spanish-Speaking Caribbean. Public Health Nutr. 2015:1-9.

Leung MM, Fu H, Agaronov A, Freudenberg N. Diet-related determinants of childhood obesity in urban settings: a comparison between Shanghai and New York. Public Health. 2015;129(4):318-26.

Libman K, Freudenberg N, Sanders D, Puoane T, Tsolekile L. The role of urban food policy in preventing diet-related non-communicable diseases in Cape Town and New York. Public Health 2015; 129(4): 327-335.

Marcus A, Echeverría SE, Passanante M, Holland B, Abraido-Lanza AF. How neighborhood poverty structures types and levels of social integration. Am J Community Psychol. 2015; 56(1-2):134-144.

Pop CL, Sukumar D, Tomaino K, Schlussel Y, Schneider SH, Gordon CL, et al. Moderate weight loss in obese and overweight men preserves bone quality. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2015; 101(3), 659-67. Available from:

Samuel LJ, Dennison Himmelfarb CR, Seeman TE, Echeverria SE, Post W, Szklo M, Diez- Roux AV. Social engagement and chronic disease risk behaviors. Prev Med 2015 Feb;71:61-66.

Tomaino K, Romero KM, Robinson CL, Baumann LM, Hansel NN, Pollard SL, et al. Association between serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels and blood pressure among adolescents in two resource-limited settings in Peru. American Journal of Hypertension. 2015; 28(8): 1017-23. Available from:

Tsui EK, Wurwarg J, Poppendieck J, Deutsch J, Freudenberg N. Institutional food as a lever for improving health in cities: the case of New York City. Public Health 2015; April, 129(4): 303-309.

Freudenberg N. Reducing inequalities in child obesity in developed nations: What do we know? What can we do? Rev Port SaúdePública [Review of Portuguese Public Health] 2013; 31(1):115–122.

Tsui EK, Deutsch J, Patinella S, Freudenberg N. Missed Opportunities for Improving Nutrition Through Institutional Food: The Case for Food Worker Training. Am J Public Health. 2013; 103(9):e14-20.2013

Freudenberg N. The manufacture of lifestyle: the role of corporations in unhealthy living. J Public Health Policy. 2012; 33(2):244-56.

Loureiro MI, Freudenberg N. Engaging municipalities in community capacity building for childhood obesity control in urban settings. Fam Pract. 2012; 29 Suppl 1:i24-30.

Tsui E, Bylander K, Cho M, Maybank A, Freudenberg N. Engaging youth in food activism in New York City: lessons learned from a youth organization, health department, and university partnership. J Urban Health. 2012; 89(5):809-27.


Freudenberg, N. (2021). At what cost: modern capitalism and the future of health. Oxford University Press, USA.

Freudenberg N. Lethal but legal: Corporations, consumption and protecting the public health. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2014.

Freudenberg N, Galea S, Vlahov, D, eds. Cities and the health of the public. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press; 2006.

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