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James Buszkiewicz

Research Investigator
Public Health

PhD, Epidemiology, University of Washington
MPH, Epidemiology, Boston University
BA, Biology with a concentration in Ecology and Conservation Science, Boston University

Dr. Buszkiewicz is a social epidemiologist who applies both epidemiologic and econometric methods to understand how policy can address key structural determinants of health, such as income inequity, racism, and the built environment. To date, his work has examined the impact of raising state minimum wages on health and mental wellbeing, the influence of measures of the built environment and food environment on body weight trajectories, and the influence of policy changes in response to COVID-19 on diet quality and food insecurity. As part of Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health (CSEPH) and Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science, the Center for the Assessment of Tobacco and Health (CAsToR), his work examines how the Food and Drug Administration’s tobacco control policies, such as couponing and flavoring, may be used as a tool to reduce racial/ethnic and socioeconomic inequities in polytobacco use and health.



Community and Professional Affiliation(s)

AcademyHealth | IAPHS | IHPI | Rogel Cancer Center | SER | SRNT | The Obesity Society

Research Area(s)

Epidemiology | Health disparities | Health outcomes | Population Health


  • Co-investigator of: Center for the Assessment of the Public Health Impact of Tobacco Regulations
  • Co-investigator of: Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR) TCORS 3.0
  • Co-investigator of: FY25 (CRESS-UM): Michigan COVID-19 Recovery Surveillance
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