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Diana Silver

Associate Professor of Public Health

    1989 …2019
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    Diana Silver has been working in the field of public health for two decades. Currently, Dr. Silver's research explores the variation in state and local policies that affect public health, as well as the impact of accessibility to publicly funded services such as clinics, pre-school, after-school, parks and playgrounds. She is currently co-principal investigator (with Dr. James Macinko) of an NIH funded R01 grant to examine the diffusion and impact of alcohol and driving related policies on injuries and fatalites over the past 30 years. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), she and other investigators at NYU are conducting an analysis of the costs and benefits of NYCDOMH's restaurant grading initiative.In the past three years, Dr. Silver has also received additional funding from RWJF and NYU's Institute for Human Development and Social Change to support her work.

    Administrative Roles

    Dr. Silver currently directs the undergraduate programs of NYU's Global Institute for Public Health. She is also affiliated with NYU's Institute for Education and Social Policy, and its Institute for Human Development and Social Change. She is a member of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Advisory Board.

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    Research Output 1989 2019

    Evaluating the relationship between binge drinking rates and a replicable measure of U.S. state alcohol policy environments

    Silver, D., Macinko, J., Giorgio, M. & Bae, J. Y., Jan 1 2019, In : PloS one. 14, 6, p. e0218718

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    Binge Drinking

    Presence of Counterfeit Marlboro Gold Packs in Licensed Retail Stores in New York City: Evidence From Test Purchases

    Kurti, M., He, Y., Silver, D., Giorgio, M., von Lampe, K., Macinko, J., Ye, H., Tan, F. & Mei, V., Jul 17 2019, In : Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. 21, 8, p. 1131-1134 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Tobacco Products
    Product Packaging
    Ultraviolet Rays

    What a Difference a Grade Makes: Evidence from New York City's Restaurant Grading Policy

    Rothbart, M. W., Schwartz, A. E., Calabrese, T., Papper, Z., Mijanovich, T., Meltzer, R. & Silver, D., Jan 1 2019, In : Public Administration Review. 79, 5, p. 651-665 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


    What Are the Financial Implications of Public Quality Disclosure? Evidence from New York City’s Restaurant Food Safety Grading Policy

    Meltzer, R., Rothbart, M. W., Schwartz, A. E., Calabrese, T., Silver, D., Mijanovich, T. & Weinstein, M., Jan 1 2019, In : Public Finance Review. 47, 1, p. 170-201 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


    Impact of New York City’s 2014 increased minimum legal purchase age on youth tobacco use

    Macinko, J. & Silver, D., May 1 2018, In : American Journal of Public Health. 108, 5, p. 669-675 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Tobacco Use
    Tobacco Products