For years, public health advocates have argued that food deserts—neighborhoods without grocery stores or other fresh food vendors—contribute to a disproportionate burden of obesity and chronic disease among low-income individuals. Ready access to fresh, healthy food intuitively seems important for supporting a healthful diet. But recent evidence contests the idea that watering America’s food deserts […]
Dhruv Khullar, M.D., M.P.P. is a physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and an assistant professor in the Weill Cornell Department of Healthcare Policy and Research.
He is also a contributor at the New York Times, where he explores the intersection of medicine, health policy, and economics. He currently serves as a Senior Research Fellow at NYC Health + Hospitals, and as Director of Policy Dissemination at the Physicians Foundation Center for Physician Practice and Leadership.