Andrew Breck is a fourth year PhD student at NYU Wagner and a NIH-funded TL1 Predoctoral Scholar in Translational Research at the NYU School of Medicine. Andrew's research interests are at the intersection of social policy and health behavior. He is currently working on his dissertation that identifies the effect of participation in public safety net programs on contemporaneous and longitudinal health outcomes. Prior to enrolling in the doctoral program, Andrew worked as Research and Evaluation Fellow with the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control on an evaluation of New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's policies for obesity prevention at child care centers.
Andrew earned a Masters of Public Administration degree from NYU Wagner School and completed his B.A. with Honors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a masters student, Andrew worked as a research assistant at NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Planning and for NYU's Sustainability Task Force where he developed the university's first comprehensive Environmental Assessment. Before beginning his masters education he managed a Food Stamp access campaign for FoodChange, a nutrition education and economic empowerment organization in NYC.