Townsend, T., Mehta, N. (Accepted). Contributions of obesity and cigarette smoking to incident disability: A longitudinal analysis. Preventive Medicine.
Townsend, T., Mehta, N. (In press). Pathways to educational disparities in disability: The effects of weight, smoking, and manual labor. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B.
Townsend, T., Blostein, F., Doan, T., Madson-Olson, S., Galecki, P., & Hutton, D. W. (2020). Cost-effectiveness analysis of alternative naloxone distribution strategies: First responder and lay distribution in the United States. International Journal of Drug Policy, 75, 102536. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.07.031
Mauri, A., Townsend, T., & Haffajee, R. (2019). The association of state opioid misuse prevention policies with patient and provider related outcomes: A scoping review. The Milbank Quarterly. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0009.12436
Cliff, B. Q., Townsend, T., & Wolfson, J. A. (2019). Examining household changes in produce purchases among new parents. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 51(7), 798-805. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2019.04.010
Kause, A., Townsend, T., & Gaissmaier, W. (2019). Framing climate uncertainty: Frame choices reveal and influence climate change beliefs. Weather, Climate, and Society, 11(1), 199-215. https://doi.org/10.1175/WCAS-D-18-0002.1
Selected Honors and Awards
2020-2022 NYU Behavioral Sciences Training Program Postdoc Fellowship (NIDA T32)
2018-2020 Univ. Michigan Population Studies Center Traineeship (NIA T32)
2016-2018 Michigan Public Health Regents’ Fellowship
2013-2014 Henry Luce Scholarship
2012-2013 DAAD Graduate Study Scholarship
2008-2012 Indiana University Wells Scholarship
Selected Media Coverage and Public Engagement
Townsend, T., Blostein, F. “This overdose-reversal medicine could reduce opioid deaths – so why don’t more people carry it?” The Conversation. 18 October 2019. Picked up by The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Popular Science, and other outlets, via the Associated Press.
Townsend, T. (2019, August 22). Radio interview: WEMU-FM (NPR Affiliate). Interviewer: Jorge Avellan.
AcademyHealth. (2017, June 27). Studies identify new risk factors for long-term opioid use, cost-effectiveness of naloxone distribution [Press release].
Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy
NYU School of Medicine
Spring 2019; Fall 2015
Graduate Student Instructor
Introduction to Cognitive Science
University of Michigan
Population & Development Intern
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Henry Luce Scholar
Ministry of Science and Technology
Max Planck Institute for Human Development