Focus Areas: Obesity & The Food System
Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health
Yeeli Mui, PhD, MPH is an assistant professor in the Department of International Health and a Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in Obesity and the Food System. Her research program focuses on strengthening policy to create equitable, sustainable, and healthy communities. Dr. Mui applies an urban planning lens to obesity prevention and food systems to critically examine the relationships between food and other systems of the built environment, such as land use and housing. Part of a multi-country effort, she is leading an interdisciplinary team to mitigate food inequities of small-scale farmers experiencing urbanization and climate change pressures in Kerala, India. Dr. Mui is also evaluating the role of collective efficacy and collaborative governance models to drive policy and food systems change at the local level in different U.S. cities.