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Amy Auchincloss, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Amy Auchincloss
Phone: 267.359.6054
College: School of Public Health
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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BA, History, Wesleyan University; MPH, Population and Family Health, Columbia University; PhD, Epidemiology, University of Michigan


Dr. Auchincloss received a M.P.H. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from University of Michigan. Her research focuses on social and environmental determinants of chronic health conditions. Her work has examined spatial risk factors within residential environments that influence health behaviors related to obesity and type 2 diabetes; the application of novel complex systems modeling that can be used to examine spatial and socio-economic patterning of health behaviors/outcomes; air pollution epidemiology including the contribution of atmospheric conditions (temperature and barometric pressure) and vehicular traffic to air pollution in relation to cardiovascular-related endpoints.

Research Interests

  • Agent Based Modeling
  • Nutrition
  • Health policy
  • Urban health issues
  • Environmental determinants of health
  • Air quality
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Social and Psychiatric
  • Environmental and Built Environment


Click here for full list of publications in PubMed.

Auchincloss AH, Weinberger R, Aytur S, Namba A, Ricchezza A. Public parking fees and fines: A survey of U.S. Cities. Public Works Management and Policy. In press

Drexel University & Philadelphia Department of Public Health. (2013). Menu labeling evaluation: recommendations for restaurants. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Drexel University School of Public Health. URL:

Auchincloss AH, Loenberg BL, Glanz K, Bellitz S, Ricchezza A, Jervis A. Nutritional value of meals at full-service restaurant chains. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2014 (Jan/Feb); In press.

Auchincloss AH, Mallya GG, Leonberg BL, Ricchezza A, Glanz K, Schwarz DF. Customer responses to mandatory menu labeling at full-service restaurants. Am J Prev Med. 2013;45:710-719

Elbel B, Mijanovich T, Dixon LB, Abrams C, Weitzman B, Kersh R, Auchincloss AH, Ogedegbe G. Calorie labeling, fast food purchasing and restaurant visits. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 [Epub ahead of print]

Moore K, Diez Roux AV, Auchincloss AH, Evenson KR, Kaufman J, Mujahid M, Williams K. Home and work neighborhood environments in relation to body mass index: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). J Epidemiol Commun Health. 2013 Jul 18. [Epub ahead of print]

Namba A*, Auchincloss AH, Wootan MG, Leonberg BL. Exploratory analysis of fast-food chain restaurant menus before and after implementation of local calorie-labeling policies, 2005–2011. Prev Chronic Dis. 2013;10:E101

Auchincloss AH, Young C, Youngfert A, Wasson S, Chilton M, Karamanian V. Barriers and facilitators of consumer use of nutrition labels at sit-down restaurant chains (a qualitative study using focus group data). Public Health Nutr. 2013; 1-8. Epub ahead of print.

Auchincloss AH, Mujahid MS, Shen M, Michos ED, Whitt-Glover MC, Diez Roux AV. Neighborhood health-promoting resources and obesity risk (The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013;21:621-628. (PMCID: PMC3511654) 

Auchincloss AH, Moore KAB, Moore LV, Diez Roux AV. Improving retrospective characterization of the food environment for a large region in the united states during a historic time period. Health & Place. 2012;18:1341-1347 (PMCID: PMC3501601)

Shoham DA, Tong L, Lamberson PJ, Auchincloss AH, Zhang J, Dugas LR, Kaufman JS, Cooper RS, Luke A. An actor-based social network model of adolescent body size, screen time, and playing sports. PLoS ONE 7(6): e39795. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039795 (PMCID: 3387251)

Auchincloss AH, Gebreab SY, Mair C, Diez Roux AV. A review of spatial methods in epidemiology, 2000-2010. Annu. Rev. Public Health 2012. 33:107–22. (PMCID: PMC3638991)

Yang Y, Diez Roux AV, Auchincloss AH, Rodriguez DA, Brown DG. Exploring walking differences by socioeconomic status using a spatial agent-based model. Health & Place, 2012;18(1):96-9. (PMCID: 3345574)