Scholarly Publications


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. 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.

Gálvez A. Eating NAFTA: trade, food policies, and the destruction of Mexico, Oakland: University of California Press; 2018.

Gálvez A. Patient citizens, immigrant mothers: Mexican women, public prenatal care, and the birth weight paradox. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press; 2011.

Ilieva, R. T. Urban Food Planning: Seeds of Transition in the Global North: New York, NY: Routledge; 2016

Poppendieck J. Free For All: Fixing School Food in America. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press; 2010.

Poppendieck J. Sweet Charity: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement. New York, NY: Penguin; 1999.

Poppendieck J. Breadlines knee deep in wheat: Food assistance in the Great Depression. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press; 1986.

Reynolds K, Cohen N. Beyond the kale: Urban agriculture and social justice activism in NYC. Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press; 2016. See

Robaina, K; Babor, T; Pinsky, I; and Johns, P; The alcohol industry’s commercial and political activities in Latin America and the Caribbean: Implications for public health. NCD Alliance, Global Alcohol Policy Alliance, Healthy Latin America Coalition, and Healthy Caribbean Coalition; 2020

Book Chapters

Cohen, N. The changing role of urban agriculture in municipal planning: from planning for urban agriculture to urban agriculture for planning. In Wiskerke H. Achieving sustainable urban agriculture. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing; 2020 Feb 20.

Cohen, N. Upstream Food Metrics in Blay-Palmer A, Conaré D, Meter K, Di Battista A, Johnston C. Sustainable Food System Assessment: Lessons from Global Practice. Taylor & Francis; 2019.

Cohen, N. Theory of Social Practices for a Sustainable Multidimensional Urban Food Approach. In Brand C, Bricas N, Conaré D, Daviron B, Debru J, Michel L, Soulard CT. Designing Urban Food Policies: Concepts and Approaches. Springer Nature; 2019.

Cohen, N. Unintentional Food Zoning: A case study of East Harlem, New York. Cabannes Y, Marocchino C, editors. Integrating food into urban planning. UCL Press; 2018 Nov 22.

Cohen, N. Urban Agriculture in New York. In Wiskerke JS, Verhoeven S. Flourishing Foodscapes: Designing City-region Food Systems. 2018 Sep 27.

Cohen N. Urban agriculture as a response to the great recession. In: France R, ed. Integrated urban agriculture: Precedents, practices, prospects. Faringdon, UK: Green Frigate Books; 2016: 331-357.

Cohen N. Urban food systems strategies. In: Mazmanian DA, Blanco H eds. Elgar companion to sustainable cities: Strategies, methods, and outlook. Cheltenham UK and Northampton MA: Edward Elgar Publishing; 2014.

Cohen N, Wijsman K. The coevolution of urban agriculture practice, planning, and policy. In Dawson J, Morales A eds. Cities of farmers: Urban agricultural practices and processes. Iowa City IA: University of Iowa Press; In press.

Fuster M. Puerto Rico. In: Albala K, editor. At the Table: Food and Family around the World. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood; 2016. p. 231-8.

Fuster M. Eating Well (When You Can): Food security among stateside Puerto Ricans In: Melendez E, Vargas-Ramos C, editors. State of Puerto Ricans 2017. New York: Centro Press; 2017. p. 121-4.

Ilieva, R. T. Urban Food Planning: A new frontier for city and regenerative food system builders. In: Duncan, J., Wiskerke, J. S., & Carolan, M. S. (Eds.). Routledge Handbook of Sustainable and Regenerative Food Systems. Routledge: New York; 2020: 388-405.