Dr. Eric Crosbie is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada Reno.
Dr. Crosbie is a political scientist who examines commercial determinants of health and public health policy. His research focuses on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and examines how commercial industries like tobacco and food and beverage industries are a key driver of the NCD epidemic and how they influence NCD regulations. Dr. Crosbie's research is local in analyzing smoke-free environments and sugar sweetened beverage taxation regulations in the U.S. as well as global in examining tobacco and nutrition packaging and labeling policies and the impact of trade on health in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and the Pacific. Dr. Crosbie has both local and international experience collaborating with health organizations and health advocates to educate and disseminate academic research findings to policymakers, including publishing research in Spanish to reach wider audiences. Overall his research is multi-disciplinary combining elements of political science, public health, law, and business to examine public health policy both locally and globally.
Research and teaching interests: Commercial determinants of health, health policy, global health, tobacco control, nutrition policy, sugar sweetened beverages, trade and health, international relations, transnational corporations, political institutions, Latin America.