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Brooke M. Bell, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

Research Interests

Sustainable Food Systems | Food Policy | Climate Change | Health Equity | Chronic Disease Prevention

About Me

I am currently a Research Scientist in Sustainable Food Systems Modeling at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. I previously graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Health Behavior Research (Public Health) from the University of Southern California, and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Yale School of Public Health. 

 

I am broadly interested in food systems, health and food policy, climate change, sustainable behaviors, and environmental justice. My current work examines how food environments and policies can be transformed to encourage eating behaviors that both improve chronic disease outcomes and help mitigate climate change and its subsequent effects on human health (i.e., co-benefits). 

 

My overarching research goal as a public health scientist and advocate is to contribute to the permanent development of healthy, equitable, and environmentally sustainable food systems for all.

About Me

Selected Research

(See full list of publications here)

Publicatons

Selected Projects

Projects

Racism and Health Journal/Book Club

I founded and facilitated the USC Department of Population and Public Health Sciences’ Racism & Health Journal/Book Club from 2020 to 2021. All of my materials and resources are freely available in the linked Google Drive folder.

Network of Diverse Scholars in Social Network Analysis (NODS-SNA)

I am a co-founder of NODS- SNA, an organization that promotes the presence and visibility of under-represented racial and ethnic minorities within the network science and social network analysis fields.

Advocacy

Advocacy
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Organized and chaired a panel on integrating climate change into research at SBM's Annual Meeting, April 2023

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Organized the Yale Black Postdoctoral Association's Earth Day Hike, April 2022

Co-organized the East LA Area Community Organizations Showcase with the USC Community Engagement team, March 2020

Co-organized the East LA Area Community Organizations Showcase with the USC Community Engagement team, March 2020

Attended the Legislative Action Days with the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students in Washington D.C., October 2018

Volunteered at the LA Food Policy Council's Party with a Purpose for #ABetterFarmBill, May 2018

Volunteered at the LA Food Policy Council's Party with a Purpose for #ABetterFarmBill, May 2018

Volunteered at the grocery distribution for FEAST LA, October 2020

Attended the APHA Speak For Health Hill Visits in Washington D.C., July 2019

Attended the APHA Speak For Health Hill Visits in Washington D.C., July 2019

Volunteered at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, August 2018

Volunteered to pack and distribute groceries at the Boyle Heights YMCA, April 2020

Volunteered to pack and distribute groceries at the Boyle Heights YMCA, April 2020

Organized the USC Santa Monica State Beach Clean-Up, July 2019

Volunteered as a LA County election worker, November 2020

Co-organized the STEM Day of Discovery with the USC Community Engagement team at USC Keck School of Medicine, October 2019

Organized the Sustainability Fair at the USC Health Sciences Campus, November 2018

Organized the Sustainability Fair at the USC Health Sciences Campus, November 2018

Organized the Voter Registration Drive at Lincoln Heights Farmers Market, October 2018

Organized the Voter Registration Drive at Lincoln Heights Farmers Market, October 2018

Co-organized and attended the USC DivestSC Rally, September 2019

Volunteered at the 24th Street Elementary School's Community Garden Day in Los Angeles, October 2018

Attended the Los Angeles March for Science, April 2017

Established the first Student Food Pantry at USC Health Sciences Campus, November 2018

Led the Health Behavior Research Student Association Executive Board, June 2018

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