Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity


Recent Publications

Puhl RM, Luedicke J, King KM. Public attitudes about different types of anti- bullying laws: Results from a national survey. Journal of Public Health Policy. 2014 Nov:1-15.

Grow M, Schwartz MB. Food Marketing: Serious Business. JAMA. 2014 Nov;312(18):1918-1919.

Andreyeva T, Luedicke J, Wang C. State-Level Estimates of Obesity-Attributable Costs of Absenteeism. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine. 2014 Nov;56(11):1120-1127.

Tomiyama J, Finch LE, Incollingo Belsky AC, Buss J, Finley C, Schwartz MB, Daubenmier J. Weight Bias in 2001 versus 2013: Contradictory Attitudes Among Obesity Researchers and Health Professionals. Obesity. 2014 Oct:1-8.

Harris JL, LoDolce ME, Schwartz MB. Encouraging big food to do the right thing for children ’s health: a case study on using research to improve marketing of sugary cereals. Critical Public Health. 2014 Sept:1-14.

More Publications


Publications about Food and Beverage Industry.

Harris JL, Sarda V, Schwartz MB, Brownell KD. Redefining “child-directed advertising” to reduce unhealthy television food advertising. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2013 Mar;44(4):358-364.

Roberto CA, Shivaram M, Martinez O, Boles C, Harris JL, Brownell KD. The Smart Choices front-of-package nutrition label. Influence on perceptions and intake of cereal. Appetite. 2012 Apr;58(2):651-657.

Kirkpatrick SI, Reedy J, Kahle LL, Harris JL, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Krebs-Smith SM. Fast-food menu offerings vary in dietary quality, but are consistently poor. Public Health Nutrition. 2013 Jan:1-8.

Pomeranz JL, Brownell KD. Portion sizes and beyond — Government’s legal authority to regulate food-industry practices. New England Journal of Medicine. 2012 Sep:1-3.

Yanamadala S, Bragg MA, Roberto CA, Brownell KD. Food industry front groups and conflicts of interest: the case of Americans Against Food Taxes. Public Health Nutrition. 2012 Aug;15(8):1331–1332.

Roberto CA, Bragg CA, Schwartz MB, Seamans MJ, Musicus A, Novak N, Brownell KD. Facts Up Front versus Traffic Light food labels. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2012 Aug;43(2):134-141.

Brownell KD. Thinking forward: The quicksand of appeasing the food industry. PLoS Medicine. 2012 Jul;9(7):1-2.

Pomeranz JL. The bittersweet truth about sugar labeling regulations: They are achievable and overdue. American Journal of Public Health. 2012 May.

Hawkes C, Harris JL. An analysis of the content of food industry pledges on marketing to children. Public Health Nutrition. 2011 Aug;14(8):1403-1414.

Koplan JP, Brownell KD. Response of the food and beverage industry to the obesity threat. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2010 Oct;304(13):1487-1488.

Brownell KD, Kersh R, Ludwig DS, Post RC, Puhl RM, Schwartz MB, Willett WC. Personal responsibility and obesity: A constructive approach to a controversial issue. Health Affairs. 2010 Mar;29(3):378-386.

Brownell KD, Warner KE. The perils of ignoring history: Big tobacco played dirty and millions died. How similar is big food?. Milbank Quarterly. 2009 Mar;87(1):259-294.

Vartanian LR, Schwartz MB, Brownell KD. Effects of soft drink consumption on nutrition and health: A systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Public Health. 2007 Apr;97(4):667-675.