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Andrew Breck

Posted on August 20, 2018 by -

Andrew brings 9 years of experience evaluating health and nutrition policies. He is an applied quantitative researcher with extensive training in advanced quantitative methods for causal inference. Through his research, he has developed expertise in the social safety net and policies affecting health behaviors, nutrition, and food access.

At Insight, Andrew works across practice areas, contributing to the Health and Food and Nutrition teams. He is currently leading several analytic inquires as part of the End-Stage Renal Disease Monitoring and Evaluation project for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and he supports nutrition assistance projects for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service.

Before joining Insight, Andrew was a National Institutes of Health-funded predoctoral fellow in the Department of Population Health at New York University’s School of Medicine. While there, he examined the effects of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on diet-related disease and health care utilization and the effect of fast-food menu calorie labeling on consumer behavior. He has also worked as a research fellow with the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control. Andrew has published widely in peer-reviewed public health and nutrition journals and presented often at research and professional conferences. He has a Ph.D. and M.P.A in public administration from New York University and a B.A. in political science and religious studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.