Rudd Alumni: Marie A. Bragg

Marie A. Bragg

Marie A. Bragg, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Section on Health Choice, Policy and Evaluation in the Department of Population Health at the NYU School of Medicine. She also has a faculty appointment at the NYU College of Global Public Health. Dr. Bragg directs the SocioEconomic Evaluation of Dietary Decisions (SEED) Program, a joint research effort of the medical school and the College of Global Public Health, in which 20 research interns work on initiatives related to food policy, obesity and health disparities.
She earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Yale University, where she trained at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity from 2008 to 2014. Her co-advisors for her graduate studies at Yale were Rudd Center co-founder Kelly Brownell and Jennifer Harris, Director of Marketing Initiatives at the Rudd Center. Before joining NYU, Dr. Bragg completed a 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.