Peter Muennig is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. His research focuses on eliminating the preventable burden of disease through the optimal mix of actionable medical and non-medical social policies. He does so primary via randomized controlled trials of social policies coupled with cost-effectiveness analysis. He is currently directing a center at Columbia University, GRAPH, which seeks to provide local policymakers worldwide with information on how to reduce disease at the lowest cost. He has advised the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Canada, the Chilean government, and the Chinese government regarding which policies might be needed to optimize population health. He has published 100 peer-reviewed articles in the scientific literature, and has written 4 books. His work has appeared on NPR, CNN, MSNBC and multiple times in major print media sources, such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and a 3-part series in Slate.
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