B.A. Environmental Studies & Economics, McGill University, 2006
M.A. Bioethics, New York University, 2009
M.S. Nutrition and Applied Physiology, Teachers College, Columbia University, Present
Ed.D. in Applied Physiology, Teachers College, Columbia University, Present
Areas of Research/Interest:
Economics, Ecology and Cultural Aspects of the Food System; Lifestyle, Nutrition and Health; Cultural Aspects of Lifestyle Choices; and Yoga and Health.
Naomi Arbit was born in Montreal, Canada. Though raised in the U.S., Naomi returned to Montreal to attended McGill University in 2002 where she studied Environmental Studies and Economics. After returning to NYC to get her M.A. in Bioethics at NYU, Naomi is now pursuing her M.S. in Nutrition and her EdD in Applied Physiology at Teachers College of Columbia University.
Naomi is primarily interested in the big picture relationships connecting food, culture, economics and ethics. She is interested in translating the lessons about these interrelationships into changes people can make in their everyday lives.
Additionally, Naomi is a dedicated yoga practitioner and teaches yoga in NYC. She plans to study the health effects of yoga in her Applied Physiology research and incorporates the principles of yoga in her work with students. When not in NYC, Naomi loves climbing and hiking in the Mountains.
Healthy planet Healthy people
Arbit, Naomi. Is Capitalism Natural? EcoGradients. February 2011.