Professor powelll@uic.edu http://www.ihrp.uic.edu/researcher/lisa-m-powell-phd Lisa M Powell Health Policy and Administration 312⎼413⎼3544 SPHPI 777
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIGNMENTS
■ Director ⏐ Department ⏐ 2015



BIOGRAPHY

Lisa M. Powell, Ph.D. is Professor and Director in the Division Health Policy and Administration in the School of Public Health and Director of the Illinois Prevention Research Center in the Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Powell has extensive experience as an applied micro-economist in the empirical analysis of the effects of public policy on a series of behavioral outcomes. Much of her current research is on assessing the importance of economic and environmental factors (such as food prices, sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) and soda taxes; access to food stores, fast-food restaurants, other eating places, and facilities for physical activity; and, television food advertising exposure) on food consumption and physical activity behaviors and as determinants of obesity, including related disparities. Her work has contributed to the policy debates on SSB taxes and child-directed marketing in the U.S. Dr. Powell’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Department of Agriculture, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Powell is the recipient of the 2013 University of Illinois at Chicago Researcher of the Year Award in the Social Sciences.

TEACHING INTERESTS

Dr. Powell's teaching interests are in the areas of health economics and economic and social determinants of health.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dr. Powell has extensive experience as an applied micro-economist in the empirical analysis of the effects of public policy on a series of behavioral outcomes. Much of her current research is on assessing the importance of economic and environmental factors (such as food prices, sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) and soda taxes; access to food stores, fast-food restaurants, other eating places, and facilities for physical activity; and, television food advertising exposure) on food consumption and physical activity behaviors and as determinants of obesity, including related disparities.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

■ PhD ⏐ Queen's University Economics ⏐ 1995

■ MA ⏐ Queen's University Economics ⏐ 1990

■ BS ⏐ University of Toronto, Trinity College Economics & Quantitative Methods ⏐ 1988

PUBLICATIONS

■ Powell,Lisa , Wada,Roy , Khan,Tamkeen , Emery,Sherry , (2017) Food and beverage television advertising exposure and youth consumption, body mass index and adiposity outcomes. Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique, 50(2), 345-364

■ Appelhans,Bradley , French,Simone , Tangney,Christy , Powell,Lisa , Wang,Yamin , (2017) To what extent do food purchases reflect shoppers' diet quality and nutrient intake?. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14(1)

■ Powell,Lisa , Zenk,Shannon , Tarlov,Elizabeth , Slater,Sandra , Gordon,Howard , Fitzgibbon,Marian , (2017) Weight and Veterans' Environments Studies (WAVES) I and II: Rationale, Methods, and Cohort Characteristics.

■ Jones,K , Zenk,S , Tarlov,E , Powell,Lisa , Matthews,S , Horoi,I , (2017) A step-by-step approach to improve data quality when using commercial business lists to characterize retail food environments.. BMC research notes, 10(1), 35

■ Glanz,Karen , Handy,Susan , Henderson,Kathryn , Slater,Sandy , Davis,Erica , Powell,Lisa , (2016) Built environment assessment: Multidisciplinary perspectives. SSM - Population Health, 2, 24-31

■ Turner,Lindsey , Ohri-Vachaspati,Punam , Powell,Lisa , Chaloupka,Frank , (2016) Improvements and Disparities in Types of Foods and Milk Beverages Offered in Elementary School Lunches, 2006–2007 to 2013–2014. Preventing Chronic Disease, 13

■ Dietz,Willliam , Brownson,Ross , Douglas,Clifford , Dreyzehner,John , Goetzel,Ron , Gortmaker,Steven , Marks,James , Merrigan,Kathleen , Pate,Rusel , Powell,Lisa , Story,Mary , (2016) Chronic Disease Prevention: Tobacco, Physical Activity, and Nutrition for a Healthy Start: A Vital Direction for Health and Health Care.. National Academy of Medicine, Perspectives: Expert Voices in Health & Health Care.

■ Isgor,Zeynep , Powell,Lisa , Rimkus,Leah , Chaloupka,Frank , (2016) Associations between retail food store exterior advertisements and community demographic and socioeconomic composition. Health & Place, 39, 43-50

■ Powell,Lisa , Kumanyika,S , Isgor,Z , Rimkus,L , Zenk,S , Chaloupka,F , (2016) Price promotions for food and beverage products in a nationwide sample of food stores.. Preventive medicine, 86, 106-13

■ Powell,Lisa , Kumanyika,S , Isgor,Zeynep , Rimkus,L , Zenk,S , Chaloupka,Frank , (2016) Price promotions for food and beverage products in a nationwide sample of food stores.. Preventive medicine, 86, 106-13

■ Rimkus,L , Isgor,Z , Ohri-Vachaspati,P , Zenk,S , Powell,Lisa , Barker,D , Chaloupka,F , (2015) Disparities in the Availability and Price of Low-Fat and Higher-Fat Milk in US Food Stores by Community Characteristics.. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 115(12), 1975-85

■ Rimkus,L , Isgor,Zeynep , Ohri-Vachaspati,P , Zenk,S , Powell,Lisa , Barker,D , Chaloupka,Frank , (2015) Disparities in the Availability and Price of Low-Fat and Higher-Fat Milk in US Food Stores by Community Characteristics.. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 115(12), 1975-85

■ Nguyen,B , Powell,Lisa , (2015) Supplemental nutrition assistance program participation and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, overall and by source.. Preventive medicine, 81, 82-6

■ Zenk,S , Powell,Lisa , Isgor,Z , Rimkus,L , Barker,D , Chaloupka,F , (2015) Prepared Food Availability in U.S. Food Stores: A National Study.. American journal of preventive medicine, 49(4), 553-62

■ Zenk,S , Powell,Lisa , Isgor,Zeynep , Rimkus,L , Barker,D , Chaloupka,Frank , (2015) Prepared Food Availability in U.S. Food Stores: A National Study.. American journal of preventive medicine, 49(4), 553-62

■ Rimkus,L , Ohri-Vachaspati,P , Powell,Lisa , Zenk,S , Quinn,C , Barker,D , Pugach,Oksana , Resnick,E , Chaloupka,F , (2015) Development and Reliability Testing of a Fast-Food Restaurant Observation Form.. American journal of health promotion : AJHP, 30(1), 9-18

■ Rimkus,L , Ohri-Vachaspati,P , Powell,Lisa , Zenk,S , Quinn,C , Barker,D , Pugach,Oksana , Resnick,E , Chaloupka,Frank , (2015) Development and Reliability Testing of a Fast-Food Restaurant Observation Form.. American journal of health promotion : AJHP, 30(1), 9-18

■ Taber,D , Chriqui,Jamie , Powell,Lisa , Perna,F , Robinson,W , Chaloupka,F , (2015) Socioeconomic Differences in the Association Between Competitive Food Laws and the School Food Environment.. The Journal of school health, 85(9), 578-86

■ Taber,D , Chriqui,Jamie , Powell,Lisa , Perna,F , Robinson,W , Chaloupka,Frank , (2015) Socioeconomic Differences in the Association Between Competitive Food Laws and the School Food Environment.. The Journal of school health, 85(9), 578-86

■ Zenk,S , Colbert,A , Powell,Lisa , (2015) Zenk et al. Respond.. American journal of public health, 105(6), e5


AWARDS

■ UIC Award and Fellows ⏐ UIC Distinuished Professor ⏐ UIC ⏐ 2016

■ UIC Award and Fellows ⏐ Researcher of the Year Award in Social Sciences ⏐ UIC ⏐ 2014