Marie A. Bragg, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Section on Health Choice, Policy and Evaluation. She also has a joint faculty appointment at the NYU Global Institute of Public Health. Dr. Bragg directs the SocioEconomic Evaluation of Dietary Decision (SEED) Program, which conducts research on environmental and social factors associated with obesity, food marketing, food policy, and health disparities. Recent studies have examined the food and beverage industry’s use of professional athlete endorsements in promoting unhealthy products; evaluated various advertising techniques used on packaged foods in supermarkets; and assessed intrapersonal and social factors that influence food and beverage preferences.
Prior to joining NYULMC, Dr. Bragg completed an APA-accredited clinical internship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center where she conducted individual and group psychotherapy and psychiatric assessments in a variety of settings (e.g., outpatient clinic, inpatient unit, emergency room, substance abuse program, transplantation center, etc.).
Dr. Bragg’s research has been featured on national and international television, radio, and print media outlets. She has also received awards from Yale University for her teaching and mentoring students. Dr. Bragg holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Yale University, where she trained at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.