Kelly D. Brownell, Robert L. Flowers Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the World Food Policy Center and Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute of Duke Global Health Institute and Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine & Neurosciences and Professor

Kelly D. Brownell
Contact Info:
Office Location:  240A Sanford Building, Box 90245, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 613-7397
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Ph.D.Rutgers University1977
Clinical Psychology, PhDRutgers University1977
Clinical Psychology, MSRutgers University1975
M.S.Rutgers University1975
Psychology, BSPurdue University1973
B.S.Purdue University1973
Research Interests: Impact and Regulation of Food Marketing, Taxes and Food Policy, Law and Nutrition Policy

Representative Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Brownell, KD, and Gold, MS (2012). Food and Addiction: A Comprehensive Handbook.. Oxford University Press.  [abs]
  2. Harris, JL; Schwartz, MB; Ustjanauskas, A; Ohri-Vachaspati, P; Brownell, KD (2011). Effects of serving high-sugar cereals on children's breakfast-eating behavior.. Pediatrics, 127(1), 71-76. [full], [doi]  [abs]
  3. Brownell, KD; Farley, T; Willett, WC; Popkin, BM; Chaloupka, FJ; Thompson, JW; Ludwig, DS (2009). The public health and economic benefits of taxing sugar-sweetened beverages.. The New England Journal of Medicine, 361(16), 1599-1605. [NEJMhpr0905723], [doi]
  4. Gearhardt, AN; Yokum, S; Orr, PT; Stice, E; Corbin, WR; Brownell, KD (2011). Neural correlates of food addiction.. Archives of General Psychiatry, 68(8), 808-816. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Brownell, KD; Frieden, TR (2009). Ounces of prevention--the public policy case for taxes on sugared beverages.. The New England Journal of Medicine, 360(18), 1805-1808. [NEJMp0902392], [doi]
  6. Brownell, KD; Ludwig, DS (2011). The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, soda, and USDA policy: who benefits?. Jama, 306(12), 1370-1371. [doi]
  7. Pomeranz, JL; Brownell, KD (2011). Advancing public health obesity policy through state attorneys general.. American Journal of Public Health, 101(3), 425-431. [available here], [doi]  [abs]
  8. Pomeranz, JL; Brownell, KD (2012). Portion sizes and beyond--government's legal authority to regulate food-industry practices.. The New England Journal of Medicine, 367(15), 1383-1385. [doi]