Michael Long, ScD

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Michael Long is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University. Dr. Long conducts research at the intersection of obesity epidemiology and quantitative policy analysis with the goal of identifying cost-effective and politically feasible policy solutions to reverse the obesity epidemic. Dr. Long has served as a cost-effectiveness modeling team leader for the Assessing Cost Effectiveness (ACE) Obesity-America and the CHOICES projects and works with the team on the development of the microsimulation methods for the CHOICES project. He is responsible for modeling the cost-effectiveness of a range of policy interventions as part of the CHOICES project, including a sugar-sweetened beverage excise tax, fast food taxes, restaurant menu labeling, front-of-package labeling, and improved children’s menus at fast food restaurants. He earned his Doctor of Science degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences, a Master of Public Health degree from the Yale School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from Princeton University.