Associate Professor, City University of NY School of Public Health
Nevin Cohen is an Associate Professor of Health/Urban Food Policy at the City University of New York School of Public Health, and a faculty associate of CUNY's NYC Food Policy Center. For the past decade, his research has explored the policies, governance systems, practices, and infrastructure to support socially just, healthy, ecologically resilient, and economically viable urban and regional food systems. Dr. Cohen was the lead analyst on a study of the impacts of urban agriculture in New York City that examined the environmental, health, and social impacts of agriculture on cities and the effects of city policies on urban food production. Cohen co-authored a forthcoming book, Beyond the Kale: urban agriculture and social justice activism in New York City, which highlights the work of urban agriculture activists who use their gardens and farming activities to address structural racism, gender inequity, and economic disparities. Cohen has a PhD in Urban Planning and Policy Development from Rutgers University, a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Berkeley, and a BA from Cornell.