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Faculty & Staff Honors

NYU Faculty Awarded ‘High-Risk, High-Reward’ NIH Grant to Study Food Marketing Targeting Minority Youth

Dr. Marie Bragg, assistant professor of the College of Global Public Health received NIH’s Early Independence Award, one of four awards in the Common Fund. This grant will fund Dr. Bragg’s research into marketing of unhealthy food to minority youths and the relationship to childhood obesity. “Research has already shown that food companies are disproportionately targeting racial/ethnic minority youth with unhealthy products, which is concerning because it may exacerbate health disparities,” said Dr. Bragg. “The NIH Early Independence Award gives us an exciting opportunity to examine how these racially-targeted food ads are affecting African American and Latino youth.”

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[Photo: Dr. Marie Bragg]