​​For 15 years, I've integrated RESEARCH methods from epidemiology, economics, and computer science to study public health. Click here to learn about my research projects and how they helped guide local and federal policy change.

Publishing research can only get you so far. Ultimately, the impact of science depends on science COMMUNICATION. Click here to learn how I link data visualization, graphic design, and social media to enhance the impact of science at Science By Design.

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I recently led a policy brief for the Society of Behavioral Medicine, which recommended a tax on sugary drinks. The brief was endorsed by several national and international health organizations.

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Linking data science and communications,

President of Science By Design


I was invited to join the podcast "Human Current," which explores the topic of complexity. We talked about how complexity applies to obesity and food policy research.

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Podcast: "Using Systems Science to Improve Community Health"

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In collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, I filmed an online course on systems science methods and how these methods apply to obesity.

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Dr. Dan Taber - PhD, MPH

Research: Disparities in Policies Related to Obesity

In a recent study, published in Health & Place, I used data from a national sample of communities to estimate racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and urban/rural disparities in policies designed to improve diet and reduce obesity.

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Teaching: "Systems Science and Obesity"

Policy brief: Sugary Drink Taxes