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Brooke Marie Bell, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow


Brooke M. Bell, PhD is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Bell earned her BA in Mathematics and PhD in Preventive Medicine from the University of Southern California. Dr. Bell’s primary research interests are in the areas of eating behavior, food systems, and chronic disease prevention. Her expertise includes (i) understanding the complex and interdependent influences on eating behavior and chronic disease risk, (ii) using novel data collection methodologies and statistical approaches to better understand dynamic health behaviors in context and in real-time, and (iii) developing and proposing evidence-based policy recommendations to promote healthy eating behaviors and food environments.

Other research interests include health and food policy, climate change, and sustainable diets. Her current work as a postdoc examines how food systems and policies can be leveraged and transformed to encourage eating behaviors that both improve chronic disease outcomes and help mitigate climate change and its subsequent effects on human health.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Southern California, Preventive Medicine (2021)
  • BA
    University of Southern California, Mathematics (2016)

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