Nevin Cohen
RFCUNY d/b/a CUNY Grad School of Public Health & Health Policy

Nevin Cohen is an Associate Professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health and Director of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute. His research explores the policies, governance systems, practices, and infrastructure to support just, healthy, and resilient urban and regional food systems. Current projects include the development of a food environment equity dashboard for New York City, a five-country study of the food, water, and energy nexus of urban agriculture, research on changing mobility patterns and food retail access, and a study of online grocery use by SNAP participants. Dr. Cohen is the co-author of Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City (University of GA Press), which examines the potential of urban farms and gardens to address racial, gender, and class oppression. He has a PhD in Urban Planning and Policy Development from Rutgers University, a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA from Cornell University.