Eric Crosbie, Ph.D., M.A.

Associate Professor and Graduate Director of Social and Behavioral Health and Health Administration and Policy
Crosbie, Eric


Dr. Eric 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 (tobacco, food and beverage, alcohol, pharmaceutical and fossil fuel) are a key driver of the NCD epidemic and how they influence public health 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. 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. Dr. Crosbie also works with undergraduate and graduate students to publish and present research. Overall his research is multi-disciplinary combining elements of public health, political science, international relations, economics, 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.

Courses taught

  • CHS 340: Policy Issues in Health and Society
  • CHS 420: Commercial Determinants of Health
  • CHS 755: Health Policy










***Publications translated and available in Spanish and and Portuguese


  • Ph.D., Politics/Public Health - University of California, Santa Cruz 2016
  • MA, International Relations - San Francisco State University 2010
  • BA, History - San Francisco State University 2007