Kelly D. Brownell
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Research Interests

The work of our group focuses on causes and prevention of obesity and other nutrition problems. This work integrates information from many disciplines and specialties ranging from the basic physiology of body weight regulation to world politics and legislation affecting issues such as agriculture subsidies and international trade policies. The intersection of biology, behavior, environment, the law, and health is the overall emphasis. An example is work on food marketing, where faculty from nutrition, economics, public health, business, law, and psychology are collaborating to address issues of marketing food products to children.

We are currently investigating a number of related issues. Projects are underway on environmental factors that contribute to obesity; food and addiction; the specific effects of the “toxic environment” that encourages overeating and physical inactivity; bias, prejudice, discrimination and obesity; message framing, persuasion, and public attitudes regarding food policy issues; food prices and food consumption patterns; policies and practices affecting nutrition and health in schools; food marketing; global food issues; legal means for addressing nutrition issues; and federal, state and local legislative actions that can be used to improve nutrition and health.

The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity is a key resource. Its mission is to improve the world’s diet, to prevent obesity, and to reduce weight stigma by combining science with public policy in unique ways. This multidisciplinary center brings together experts from nutrition, psychology, law, economics, business and more to forge new initiatives that will produce real change.

Sample Publications

Fairburn, C.G., & Brownell, K.D. (Eds.) (2002). Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Comprehensive Handbook (Second Edition). New York: Guilford Press.

Brownell, K.D., & Horgen, K.B. (2004). Food Fight: The Inside Story of the Food Industry, America’s Obesity Crisis, and What We Can Do About It. New York: McGraw-Hill/ Contemporary Books.

Brownell, K.D., Puhl, R.B., & Schwartz, M.B., & Rudd, L.C. (Eds.). (2005). Weight Bias: Nature, Consequences, and Remedies. New York: Guilford.

Vartanian, L.R., Schwartz, M.B., & Brownell, K.D. (in press). Effects of soft drink consumption on nutrition and health: A systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Public Health.

Yach, D, Stuckler, D., & Brownell, K.D. (2006). Epidemiologic and economic consequences of the global epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Nature Medicine, 12, 62-66.

Horgen, K.B., & Brownell, K.D. (2002). Comparison of price change and health message interventions in promoting healthy food choices. Health Psychology, 21, 505-512.


Lectures:

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flag Lecture 23 - Success Stories, Innovation and Change from the Grass Roots
as author at  YALE PSYC 123 The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food with Professor Kelly D. Brownell,
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flag Lecture 18 - The Politics of Food II: The Issues, the Fights and Who Controls the Frame
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flag Lecture 16 - Everyone but Me: The Pervasive Reach and Powerful Influence of Food Marketing on Food Choices
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flag Lecture 15 - Economics, Nutrition and Health: Subsidies, Food Deserts and More
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flag Lecture 12 - Public Health vs. Medical Models in Nutrition Change: Saving Lives One or a Million at a Time
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flag Lecture 11 - Sustainability II: The Impact of Modern Agriculture on Biodiversity, Genetic Modification and Animal Welfare
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flag Lecture 10 - Sustainability I: The Impact of Modern Agriculture on the Environment and Energy Use
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flag Lecture 9 - From Ancient to Modern Farming: The Green Revolution and the Prospect of Feeding the World
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flag YALE PSYC 123 The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food with Professor Kelly D. Brownell
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flag Lecture 8 - Nutrition Transition and Global Food Issues
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flag Lecture 7 - Hunger in the World of Plenty
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flag Lecture 6 - Culture and the Remarkable Plasticity of Eating (Presentation by Ashley Gearhardt)
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flag Lecture 5 - Biology, Nutrition and Health III: The Psychology of Taste and Addiction
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flag Lecture 4 - Biology, Nutrition and Health II: What Helps Us and Hurts Us
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flag Lecture 3 - Biology, Nutrition and Health I: What We Eat
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flag Lecture 2 - Food Then, Food Now: Modern Food Conditions and Their Mismatch with Evolution
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flag Lecture 1 - Introduction: What We Eat, Why We Eat and the Key Role of Food in Modern Life
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