Eliza W. Kinsey, PhD, MPH, MS, MA

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Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health
Faculty Fellow, Penn Institute for Urban Research
Senior Fellow, Penn Center for Public Health
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute
Department: Family Medicine and Community Health

Contact information
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center - MUTCH 6
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BA (Sustainable Agriculture)
The Evergreen State College, 2006.
MS (Food Policy & Applied Nutrition)
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 2014.
MA (Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning)
Tufts University, 2014.
University of Pennsylvania, 2017.
PhD (City and Regional Planning)
Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, 2018.
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Description of Research Expertise

food insecurity; child and maternal health; child obesity; built environment; food environment; mixed-methods research

Selected Publications

Kinsey EW, Widen E, Quinn JW, Huynh M, Van Wye G, Lovasi GS, Neckerman K, Rundle A: Neighborhood walkability and poverty predict excessive gestational weight gain: A cross-sectional study in New York City. Obesity (Silver Spring) 30(2): 503-514, Feb 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1002/oby.23339; Epub 2022 Jan 23.

Widen EM, Burns N, Daniels M, Backlund G, Rickman R, Foster S, Nichols AR, Hoepner L, Kinsey EW, Ramirez-Carvey J, Hassoun A, Perera FP, Bukowski R, Rundle AG: Gestational weight change and childhood body composition trajectories from pregnancy to early adolescence. Obesity (Silver Spring) Feb 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1002/oby.23367; Online ahead of print.

Lee MM, Kinsey EW, Kenney EL.: U.S. Nutrition Assistance Program Participation and Childhood Obesity: The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study 2011. Am J Prev Med Apr 2022.

Hecht AA, Dunn CG, Kinsey EW, Read MA, Levi R, Richardson AS, Hager ER, Seligman HK.: Estimates of the Nutritional Impact of Non-Participation in the National School Lunch Program during COVID-19 School Closures. Nutrients 14: 1387, Mar 2022.

Lowenstein M, Feuerstein-Simon R, Sheni R, Dupuis R, Kinsey EW, Marti XL, Cannuscio CC: Public libraries as partners in confronting the overdose crisis: A qualitative analysis. Substance Abuse 42(3): 302-309, 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1080/08897077.2019.1691129; Epub 2019 Dec 18.

Kinsey EW, Hecht AA, Dunn CG, Levi R, Read MA, Smith C, Niesen P, Seligman HK, Hager ER: School Closures During COVID-19: Opportunities for Innovation in Meal Service. American Journal of Public Health 110(11): 1635-1643, Nov 2020 Notes: doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2020.305875; Epub 2020 Sep 17.

Kinsey EW, Kinsey D, Rundle AG: COVID-19 and Food Insecurity: An Uneven Patchwork of Responses. Journal of Urban Health 97(3): 332-335, June 2020 Notes: doi:10.1007/s11524-020-00455-5

Rundle AG, Park Y, Herbstman JB, Kinsey EW, Wang CY. : COVID-19 Related School Closings and Risk of Weight Gain Among Children. Obesity (Silver Spring) 28(6): 1008-1009, Jun 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1002/oby.22813; Epub 2020 Apr 18.

Dupuis R, Kinsey EW, Spergel J, Brown-Whitehorn T, Graves A, Samuelson K, Epstein C, Mollen C, Cannuscio CC: Food Allergy Management at School. Journal of School Health 90(5): 395-406, May 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1111/josh.12885. Epub 2020 Mar 2.

Kinsey EW, Dupuis R, Oberle M, Cannuscio CC, Hillier A: Chronic disease self-management within the monthly benefit cycle of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Public Health Nutr 22(12): 2248-2259, Aug 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1017/S1368980019001071; Epub 2019 May 20.

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